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Spica
Pot k sejmiscu 33
1231 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Email: info@spica.com
Website: www.spica.com
Tel: +386 1 568 08 00

About the company

Spica has been an established automatic identification and data capture specialist since 1989. Its headquarters are located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It currently employs nearly 100 professionals at 6 regional offices plus one office in the UK.

For more information about Spica Group, see www.spica.com.

Spica is the producer of Time&Space, a highly successful Access Control and Time & Attendance solution. Both the software and its key hardware components are developed in-house. The system has over 2,000 live reference installations in more than 20 countries.

Door Cloud, the newest product from Spica is a cloud access control solution based on a new generation of controllers with direct internet connectivity. Thanks to the innovative smartphone app, not only badges but also the readers can be eliminated and are in fact optional.

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Door Cloud
Readerless access

Door Cloud is a cloud access control solution based on a new generation of controllers with direct internet connectivity. Thanks to location and microlocation technologies used by the Door Cloud smartphone app, card readers can now optionally be eliminated from some or even all access points.

Besides support for standard readers and wireless locks, Door Cloud can provide access control without a reader. Instead of reading the badge, the user is identified via the mobile app.

With a cloud-based smartphone app, companies can:

  • Update security clearances instantly.
  • Use the internet to enhance security protocols.
  • Take multiple steps to verify a person’s identity and clearance level.
So how does it work?

The first part is easy – the smartphone replaces a card, we've seen that before. The second part is a bit more tricky – instead of the usual reader and controller, the access attempt is communicated via the Door Cloud smartphone app. The particular door is determined from the smartphone's location, which doesn't rely solely on GPS for positioning, but a combination of GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth signals. The door is then opened as usual, via Zone Access controller.

Door Cloud has a built-in alarm management system that provides adjustable reaction times, timeouts, prioritization, case delegation and escalation.

Incidents or cases, as they are known on the system, can be triggered by sources such as soft or hard-wired alarms and are escalated through workflow stages and administrator levels until resolved.

The fast and efficient handling of cases ensures these are rapidly recognized and proper responses are given to potential security incidents. The entire process is also backed up by a multi-level escalation scheme.

The reasons to go with Door Cloud

  • no servers to install and manage
  • easy installation – no IT overhead
  • ideal for remote locations
  • subscription based model – low investment costs
  • affordable for smaller businesses
  • seamless adding of access points later on
  • based on the latest IoT protocol hosted by Amazon
CONTROLLERS

Door Cloud is based on Zone (TM) access controllers by Spica. The Zone DC series have been specifically designed for cloud communication ensuring safe and secure management over the internet.

Zone controllers are officially certified for use with Microsoft Azure.

HID READERS

For access points requiring badge identification, Door Cloud supports HID card readers via Zone Access controllers. Several connection standards are supported including OSDP. Biometric readers emulating standard reader interfaces can be used as well.

APERIO WIRELESS LOCKS

Door Cloud supports Aperio wireless locks from Assa Abloy.

Aperio wireless hubs are connected via Zone Wing controller ensuring the continuous operation in case of internet dropouts.

Time&Space

Time&Space is a fully-integrated system providing a complete solution for workforce management including access control and work-time management. The system is modular with a client-server architecture, offering desktop or web clients operating on Microsoft Windows and based on either an SQL or Oracle database.

The software connects natively to Spica Zone series of devices for access control and time recording. Various RFID card and biometric technologies are supported, including fingerprint and face or iris recognition.

The Time&Space system excels in flexibility and scalability, making it suitable for very different companies and organisations, regardless of their size and geographic spread.

Zone Access controllers

Meet Spica’s small yet remarkably powerful range of access controllers thanks to highly cost-effective and secure Zone Access architecture. Zone Wing is an intelligent network controller, while Zone Door is a smart door control device. One Zone Wing can control up to 32 Zone Doors, making the combination extremely versatile and cost effective for any access topology. Their DIN-rail form factor makes installation simple, tidy and compact.

Zone Wing

Zone Wing is the intelligent access controller and network communication hub. It provides the storage, processing power and programmability needed for modern certificate-based security. Zone Wing connects to the host via its Ethernet port, synchronises access rights and transmits access events in real time. Two general-purpose USB ports can be used to extend the access control system with additional storage, WiFi or mobile-network connectivity. Zone Wing also has anti-tamper switch input for higher security demands.

Zone Door

Zone Door is the I/O device offering the maximum flexibility of input and output configurations at the point-of-access level. This includes the interface for card and biometric readers (Wiegand and RS485), door-strike relays, alarms and other input and output ports. The standard configuration is up to 2 Wiegand readers – additionally it can drive RS485 devices including RS485 readers. Zone Door also offers a range of configurations for door strikes, push buttons and alarms.

Zone Spot

Zone Spot is an intelligent access control solution for single, dual or double-door access points. We can think of it as a combination of Zone Wing and one Zone Door packed into a single box. The only difference is that Zone Spot can handle only a single Zone Door device, the built-in one. Zone Spot comes in two versions, for external power supply or for direct PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) supply.

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