This Electronic Building Access System has History Logging and Automatic Unlock

You've probably already invested a lot of time and money into monitoring your network and digitally securing it from unauthorized users. But it's important not to overlook the physical security of your sites. What good is keeping a secure network if it's easy for an unauthorized person to break into, or even walk right into your actual site? Your sites house valuable equipment that enables you to provide services and generate revenue. You can't risk having your equipment tampered with, damaged, or stolen.

Building Access System using ECU and ECU LAN
Here's an example of a Building Access System used to control entry into multiple sites. It uses Entry Control Units with keypads and/or proximity card readers to authorize access.

So how can you protect your sites - and the equipment within? Obviously, you want to lock them up to prevent unauthorized people from having access to the building.

You've probably already tried a lock and key system. Locks and keys are cheap initially and seemingly secure enough, but think about all the hidden costs, financial and otherwise:

Clearly, there is a lot to worry about with a lock and key system, along with a set of inconveniences that come with using a manual system. Fortunately, there is an approach that alleviates these concerns and provides modern conveniences: electronic access.

Electronic access is a safe and easy way to protect your assets and control who is allowed on your sites. Electronic entry control comes with a number of benefits:

There are a number of different electronic access systems available, one of which is the Entry Control Unit (ECU) made by DPS Telecom.

Entry Control Unit (ECU)
DPS Telecom's Entry Control Unit (ECU) controls access to your sites.

The ECU enjoys all the benefits of an electric access system listed above, and stands out among its competition with features like:

Building Access System using ECU and ECU LAN
This is an example of a Building Access System that uses DPS Telecom ECUs (both ECUs and ECU LANs) to track vendor access at remote communication sites

Here is an example of a Building Access System that uses DPS Telecom ECUs to track vendor access at remote communication sites. There are two types of Entry Control Units:

  1. ECU - Seamlessly hooks into your existing RTUs for immediate access control and monitoring. Notice how the ECU connects to a NetGuardian 420 in the diagram above.
  2. ECU LAN - Designed to be put right on the LAN and communicates with your master station directly with no RTU required. Great for newer or smaller sites that don't have, or may not need, an full RTU configuration. The two ECUs on the right in the above diagram are actually ECU LANs, performing the same functionality but without the need for an RTU.

What's great is that ECUs are designed to work independently of the T/Mon master station, so if communication is lost, it will still be able to make local entry decisions.

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