Access control meets the challenges of elevator security

Wiesbaden, Germany

Vanderbilt's ACT Pro access control system offers to help meet the security challenges of today's mixed use buildings.

More and more buildings are being billed as having a mixed-use component. This means that instead of only having a single application they combine different applications like office and retail and residential. With this in mind, architects and building designers are taxed with the challenge of designing effective security with smother people flow management systems.

The goal of integrating electronic access control with an elevator destination control system is to ensure people are transported efficiently to their destination floor rapidly without compromising physical security protocols. Simply put, an efficient elevator destination control system ensures authorised users are able to gain quick and efficient entry to an elevator. Which will bring them to predetermined floors of a building without compromising security.

As we navigate the challenges of a global pandemic, there is heightened focus on site security, safety and tracing of employees and visitors. Minimizing physical contacts and creating a frictionless access control environment is a priority. In addition to optimising lift operation and reducing waiting times, users are transported to their destination without having to engage with reception staff or concierge services.

Traditional access control and elevator integration used to mean each floor was hardwired to the elevator controlling device. Now, the destination controller is a catch-all for integration via API to the elevator server. And what this really delivers is an efficient throughput of the population within the building. Without the need to wire relays and inputs between the two systems, this high level integration significantly reduces overall installation and maintenance costs.


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