Access Control

 Access Control includes any mechanism or system that manages access  through the authorization or revocation of rights to physical or logical assets (rooms, hallways, buildings, etc.).

Access control system operation

When a credential is presented to a reader, the reader sends the credential’s information, usually a number, to a control panel, a highly reliable processor. The control panel compares the credential's number to an access control list, grants or denies the presented request, and sends a transaction log to a database. When access is denied based on the access control list, the door remains locked. If there is a match between the credential and the access control list, the control panel operates a relay that in turn unlocks the door. The control panel also ignores a door open signal to prevent an alarm. Often the reader provides feedback, such as a flashing red LED for an access denied and a flashing green LED for an access granted.

Continental Access

Continental’s IP-Based Access Control System integrates with the NAPCO Gemini™ Commercial Intrusion Alarm Systems, Badging 3000, Networx Wireless Locksets, NetPanel and Networx ArchiTech™ Customizable Wireless Locksets.


Flexible access control systems allow workers to get on with their jobs while protecting staff from uninvited guests and businesses from property and information theft. We offer integrated systems for small-to-medium-sized applications.