If you need to buy an access control system for a door, here is one of the best rated biometric security systems available at an affordable price.
Here’s what it can do:
- Supports both fingerprint (scanner) and password (keypad) for access control
- Can store 500 unique fingerprints
- Time clock can be used to log attendance
- Networking: Can be linked to a server via TCP/IP or RS232/RS485
- Compatible with all types of 12V DC Electric locks (sold separately)
Why is the Price so low?
The unit does not come with a power supply. You will need to purchase a 12V DC power supply that is a minimum 2A.
Any adapter that transforms AC power to 12 VDC will work. It’s possible you already have an adapter like this lying around not in use. Simply read the label and confirm that it does in fact transform input power to 12 VDC.
It doesn’t matter what type of connector you have at the other end of your adapter, you will cut this off – all you need is the adapter and then the wire will need to be manually connected to the biometric unit.
Once you cut off the connector, identify the positive and negative wire. Then connect the positive wire to the 12V and the negative to the GND (ground).
If you don’t have a DC adapter, don’t worry about it, you can get a
12v DC power supply on Amazon for under $10.
Overall, considering the price of this biometric device is way cheaper than anything else, I’d say it’s money well spent.
Do I have to use the unit with a door lock?
The biometric device can be used without a door lock if your only interest is to use the time clock to log entry and exit times.
If you need to control access to a room, then yes, in addition to connecting a 12v DC power supply, you will need to connect the unit to your electronic door lock.
However, since the unit is inexpensive, many users also use the device as a biometric clock-in/clock-out device when controlled access to a room is not needed.
Is software included?
Yes, the biometric device includes access control and attendance software that is very complete. No additional software is required.
The software will allow you to customize many different options. For example, you can program different time schedules for different users so that even authorized users can be denied access at certain times of the day (for example, after office-hours).
In addition, the fingerprint reading accuracy is very good and the device itself has a built-in menu that is very user-friendly.
Find out more
For more information and reviews, take a look at the product listing on Amazon.