PAC has recently announced the new versions of its Access Central and EasiNet Residential software management platforms. The most comprehensive upgrades to both systems since they were initially launched, PAC has introduced a range of dynamic features that will enable commercial and residential premises to maintain high levels of occupant safety as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.
Designed primarily for the commercial, educational and healthcare sectors, Access Central acts as a central resource for keyholder records and access privileges, with the ability to set preconfigured alarms, track activities and maintain a full audit trail.
To build on its existing capabilities, Access Central v5.3 now has additional occupancy management features including managed entrance, occupancy tracking and global anti-passback for accurate tracing of keyholders. This will help make sure occupants adhere to designated one-way flow systems through buildings and do not overpopulate specific areas.
Furthermore, a keyholder’s access privileges can be temporarily disabled if they do not read out when exiting an area.
Similar innovations are found in EasiNet Residential v5.3, which combines high security access control with advanced keyholder configuration and management, which can be supported through PAC’s secure Residential Cloud. EasiNet Residential v5.3 enables cost effective expansion into building management systems through the use of PAC input/output controllers to facilitate third-party equipment integration, allowing building services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to be centrally managed.
In addition, lift control means that keyholders are only assigned access to specific floors to maintain social distancing. These features can all be managed via Control Centre – PAC’s new ‘single pane of glass’ management tool for operators.
“Access control technology has a significant role to play in helping to protect building occupants from infection, alongside its ability to configure smart and reliable strategies to help alleviate anxiety, enhance confidence and maintain regulatory compliance,” commented Pete England, PAC’s global product manager.
“Over the last year we have been working hard to leverage the power of our technology. As a result, Access Central v5.3 has been designed to help limit person to person contact, control occupancy levels, reduce surface touches and swiftly initiate contact tracing procedures.
“As people emerge from their homes and begin to return to their workplaces, building safety and security needs to be rethought, reconfigured and adapted to meet a complex set of challenges. Access control technology must be used in smarter ways than ever before to help protect building occupants and achieving this objective is now possible thanks to Access Central v5.3 and EasiNet Residential v5.3.”