Charleston Access Control Systems

AAA Installation works with a number of manufacturers to offer our customers the best technology available to meet their specific needs. Honeywell (Ademco), HID and others are our partners of choice. Not all Charleston access control systems are created equal. Some of our systems are fully networkable allowing us to install panels throughout your business that plug into your current network cutting down of the lengthy & costly wire pulls. Some of our systems are IP based and get POE (power over Ethernet). These systems allow you to log in remotely through a browser based application so you can manage your business on the go.

Physical access control is a matter of whom, where, and when. An access control system determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. Historically this was partially accomplished through keys and locks. When a door is locked only someone with a key can enter through the door depending on how the lock is configured. Mechanical locks and keys do not allow restriction of the key holder to specific times or dates. Mechanical locks and keys do not provide records of the key used on any specific door and the keys can be easily copied or transferred to an unauthorized person. When a mechanical key is lost or the key holder is no longer authorized to use the protected area, the locks must re-keyed.

With the use of proxy cards, fingerprint readers, key tags and keyfobs, limiting access to and from has never been easier. Electronic access control uses computers to solve the limitations of mechanical locks and keys. A wide range of credentials can be used to replace mechanical keys. The electronic access control system grants access based on the credential presented. When access is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time and the transaction is recorded. When access is refused, the door remains locked and the attempted access is recorded.

Please contact one of our access control specialists at 843-972-0601 to help design a system to meet your needs.