Inner Range’s powerful and budget-friendly Inception access control and intruder detection system has been upgraded to allow a range of extra reporting functions, anti-passback protocols, language translation and interlocking doors. The upgrades will allow security and facilities managers better and greater control over who’s accessing their site.
Several new reporting functions can be scheduled and automated. For example, security managers can receive a monthly report on access card inactivity to help them delete credentials that are no longer in use. Automatic muster reports, showing who’s where on site, can also be scheduled to run in the event of a fire alarm in order to assist with Health and Safety procedures.
Anti-passback logic, meanwhile, provides additional validation for user access requests. The system checks the user’s last known location to see if they’re already in the area they’re trying to access. The protocol helps to prevent tailgating and the sharing access cards, while also ensuring that individuals move through a building correctly by dint of following the right access control procedures.
Anti-passback is commonly used on sites where accurate user locations are critical and in relation to site reports, accurate muster reports or secure locations. It can also help to protect resources such as car park spaces by preventing multiple drivers presenting the same access credential.
The system can ‘auto-forgive’ or exempt passback violations such that cards continue to work, but security managers are alerted so they can deal with the issue in a ‘gentle’ fashion. This is often helpful before rolling out a ‘hard’ anti-passback protocol.
Translation/localised language and interlocking doors
Inception’s web interface and LCD terminal can now be translated into other languages. Personalised translations may be imported directly via the web interface and don’t require any special firmware.
The ability to lock two – or more – doors to ensure they cannot both be open at the same time is also now possible thanks to the Inception upgrades.
Further improvements include:
*Valid from and expiry dates can now be set so that permissions activate and deactivate accordingly for contract workers, memberships and car parking credits, etc.
*A user cancellation on first credential use feature has been added, whereby the user will now automatically be cancelled once their PIN or card has been used (for example at leisure facilities)
Tim Northwood, general manager of Inner Range, informed Risk Xtra: “Inception is our budget-friendly, but powerful integrated access control and security system. It now offers more flexibility and has more helpful features. We pride ourselves on continually improving our products and these latest updates are all about making it as easy as possible for security and facilities managers to control access across their sites, whether that’s for security or Health and Safety-focused reasons.”