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Although every company claims to be the “market leader” in their arena, ISONAS is truly the leader in IP access control. ISONAS provides the only TOTAL SOLUTION in a pure IP access control system, including both the hardware – the PowerNet™ Reader-Controller – plus an enterprise-grade access control management software – the Crystal Matrix™ Access Control Management System (available in English, French and Spanish).

The ISONAS Difference

ISONAS has re-invented how access control works to create a system that is simpler to install, easier to scale, easier to use and is less expensive than any other option currently in the market.

Traditional Access Control Systems are “panel-based”, meaning that the device at the door that reads the card that contains the bearer’s identity code is attached with lots of wires (literally miles of wires in large buildings) to a central control point (the “panel”). The proprietary nature of these old systems also makes them very expensive to install and maintain. Led by the video surveillance segment of the electronic security industry however, this situation is changing.

It is normal today for a business to have a computing infrastructure that interconnects and provides management platforms for virtually every critical business function, except for electronic security systems. That infrastructure is based on the Internet Protocol (IP) networks deployed by business, governmental, educational and just about any other kind of organization, large or small, throughout the world. ISONAS Access Control Systems were the "first mover" products to take advantage of the power of moving Access Control to a company’s existing network infrastructure.

The competitive advantages of ISONAS Access Control over its competitors include:

Significantly lower cost of ownership:

  • The lack of a control panel means that equipment costs for an ISONAS system versus a panel-based system are significantly lower
  • Initial installation is typically less expensive on a per-door basis than with panel-based systems on an all-in install cost
  • Lower on-going maintenance costs
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) which eliminates the need for separate power sources for the reader-controller and associated door hardware and is more energy efficient for on-going operations
  • The ability to increase the ROI on the internal network infrastructure already deployed within the end-user’s business
  • The ability to easily integrate with other electronic security systems and associated security management software systems (alarms, building management, video monitoring, etc.) providing the ability for users to manage and operate their entire security infrastructure on a unified platform
  • Superior security characteristics versus those of panel-based systems due to the hack-ability of the old style systems, as well as the built in failover and redundancy capabilities of computer networks on which the ISONAS system is based
  • The PowerNet is the “greenest” access control system in the world due to its extremely low manufacturing carbon footprint, and its low impact usage of energy over the life of its operation when compared to any panel-based system

Integrations


Easily integrate across existing systems.

ISONAS provides an access control solution that enables effortless integration with your existing systems – or new ones over time. When you switch to our "pure IP" system, the TCP/IP interface works with your existing topography, and delivers a rich command set that provides a wide range of features across the paired system. From video management systems, to physical security information systems, to time accounting and management systems, to Microsoft Active Directory, our easy-to-install technology and easy-to-understand process eliminates any need for re-training so that you’re ready to go from day one.

Here's how ISONAS provides easy integration across systems:


Video Management Systems

Our approach to integration is revolutionary for the industry. Until recently access control systems were viewed as the primary command and control for an integrated video management systems and access control. Our integrated solutions provide users with a single, powerful interface for controlling doors and managing alarms and events. The single interface allows for a quick adoption because training is much quicker and simpler since we integrate into the software employees are already trained to use.

Some of the companies we work with:


Physical Security Information Systems (PSIM)

We simplify integration by allowing a user to have a central command and control that monitors many building systems from a common interface. Our monitored systems can accommodate a wide range of products including: intrusion systems, fire alarms, multiple video systems, perimeter protection, intercom systems, emergency notification systems, and many more.


Time Accounting and Management Systems

In order to help you track employee attendance and hours automatically, we enable your system to interface with a variety of time accounting systems commonly available.


Microsoft Active Directory

From one to multiple locations, our system easily integrates with Microsoft Active Directory, enabling Human Resource teams to mange the credentials of all employees, or designate specific departments with the ability to do so themselves.


Point of Sale (POS)

Our open, flexible software platform and TCP/IP interface allows POS systems to be customized to communicate directly with the ISONAS system. If a customer renews their membership with your point of sale system, that can create a permission for that customer to enter the gym, tanning salon etc.

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