ACT Enterprise software provides all the functionality required to manage your access control system and provides for up to 4,000 doors (100 with ACT Enterprise lite) and up to 50 PC Clients. The Software is intuitive, easy to use and scales from a single door to 4,000 doors.
ACT Enterprise software has been designed with ease of installation and usage as primary goals. It is exceptionally scalable with customers growing from single small sites to large integrated systems. Suitable for small to large scale applications in role-based situations. Ideal for offices, schools, hospitals, airports and ports, sports stadiums, and government buildings.
It integrates with video manufacturers to allow you to associate doors with cameras to provide video evidence of an access control event.
One of the key features of the latest version of ACT is the use of rules mapping to enable advanced configurations of triggers. These can be actioned on events such as system input and output change, and card swipe outcomes across the access control system as well as other elements of an integrated system such as intrusion system events.
ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine offers the customer an intuitive method to create rules based on access control events and Boolean logic. The use of rules mapping simplifies the implementation of more complex events/alarms and associated actions for the installer/integrator, by permitting the creation of logical relationships between system elements via a drag-anddrop interface.
For the end user, the addition of rules mapping ensures that system interactions can be seamlessly introduced on a system-wide basis, thus enabling a higher level of added value to be realised, both for security and business-based functionalities.
Related Case Studies
Toyota plant shifts to higher gear with ACTpro
BDI Security Solutions Ltd has installed access control equipment at sites in Burnaston, Derbyshire, and Deeside, North Wales, for car manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. At Deeside, Toyota operates an 115-acre engine plant. Together, the two sites represent an investment of £2.5bn and employ 3,000 people.
The client wanted a tailored solution that would enable them to operate from a virtual environment and respond promptly to requests.
- The installation replaces a legacy system that was no longer future-proof and did not allow access control listings to be integrated with Toyota’s general corporate database. The client now has a unified solution with badge-printing as an integral and cost-effective element when it had previously been a separate process.
- The equipment includes ACTpro Mifare1030 mullion proximity readers at both indoor and outdoor locations. These slim-line readers support third-party smart cards and fobs, feature a robust polycarbonate housing and have an ingress rating of IP67. They are particularly suited to this type of project where the smart card is used for multiple applications across access control and HR.
- Toyota is also using ACTpro eLock MIFARE Classic. This is a wireless door lock that includes an access control reader and opening mechanism, all powered by batteries. eLocks operate with an ACTpro eLock hub and up to 32 locks can communicate over a wireless network with each hub.
Operating from a base in Cambridgeshire, BDI Security Solutions Ltd. specializes in bespoke design and integration of this kind on high-profile projects. The company offers access control, video surveillance, perimeter intrusion, turnstiles and barriers. It is active in manufacturing, education (both schools and universities), retail and public sector. BDI Security Solutions Ltd. excels in maintenance and has a 24-hour emergency call out technicians. Remote diagnostics and support are available for many installations.
Vanderbilt’s ACT365 protects creative workspace site in London
Security installation specialist Vision Security Services installed Vanderbilt’s ACT365, a cloud-based access control and video management system, at Work.Life, a co-working and private offices facility in London Fields, east London.
Vanderbilt’s ACT365 solution was implemented late in the construction stage, as initially the client had used a conventional system, before realizing late-on the benefits available from cloud management. Essentially, the client needed unified management of access points and video both locally and remotely. It was for these reasons that Vanderbilt’s ACT365 was ultimately chosen for the task.
- Vanderbilt’s ACT365 allows the operator to activate doors and analyze their status from any major web browser or the ACT365 app.
- Vanderbilt’s ACT365 is allowing Work.Life to make immediate remote adjustments to a user’s details including updating access privileges when a lapsed membership is renewed.
- Crucially, Vanderbilt’s ACT365 cloud-based access control and video management system (VMS) will also generate muster reports during a building evacuation, with marshals being able to see instantly from their phone or smart device if members have mustered out. This function can be used remotely if required.
- The Vanderbilt solution has allowed Vision Security Services to exploit existing MIFARE cards to activate doors from Vanderbilt MIFARE 1040 proximity readers. The readers are designed to enable multiple applications of cards often in office environments.
- Vanderbilt’s ACT365 software operates from a compact unit involving minimal capital cost and is provided to installers by Vanderbilt and its distribution partners on an ‘as-a-service’ model. Clients can focus on their core operations without being distracted by technical concerns such as firewalls, router settings, patches and firmware upgrades.
Vision Security Services operates as an integrator across access control, video surveillance, intruder alarms and barrier systems. The company operates across the south of England and London from a base in Sittingbourne, Kent, and is SSAIB and Constructiononline approved. End-user sectors include education, real estate and general commerce.
There are very few true Cloud-based access control solutions, and the ability of Vanderbilt’s ACT365 ability to synchronize access control events instantly to camera footage from a single platform means no time is wasted searching through video. This aspect may well be unique. Vanderbilt’s ACT365 appeals to our end-users regarding functionality and price point. They also appreciate being able to view sites and even open and lock doors based on what they see on a camera feed, all from a smartphone or web browser. – Reg Butler, Director of Vision Security Services.