Access Control
  • 25 May 2022
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Access Control

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What Are Access Control Systems

Access control systems are a safe and convenient way to remotely control who can access your space and use its amenities.

Door locks in your space are linked to the access control system in which you create access groups. Access groups define a selection of doors that customers can unlock if they are part of the group. Each access group you create should include all the doors customers need to unlock in order to access an area of your space or a specific resource.

Access groups are then linked to Nexudus items such as passes, desks, offices or resources. Customers are automatically added to the linked access groups when they purchase a pass, book a resource, or rent a desk.

Why Use an Access Control System

Access control systems can improve your space's operations in several ways:

Extending Your Opening Hours

Customers can access different areas of your space and unlock doors autonomously, including when you don't have staff physically in the space.

Increasing Security

Customers can only access areas and unlock doors if they're part of an access group that grants them these access rights.

Getting Accurate Occupancy Reports

Customers are checked in and out as they unlock doors in your space which improves the accuracy of occupancy reports of resources, desks, and offices.

This feature isn't available with some access control systems.

Supported Access Control Integrations

Nexudus integrates with the following access control systems:

Choosing the Right Access Control Integration

Choosing the right access control integration for your space will depend on several factors such as:

  • Your budget
  • How you want your customers to be able to unlock doors
  • You space's geographical location

We recommend you read up on the available access control systems and get in touch with them to figure out which would work best for your space. You can also see our comparison tables below to get a better idea of what each access control system can and cannot do in Nexudus.

Access Control Systems Comparison Tables

The tables below are meant to help you compare the available access control systems based on the following criteria:

  • Supported Access Methods
    Which methods customers can use to unlock doors

  • Supported Nexudus Check-in / Check-out
    Can customers be checked in and out in Nexudus based on the doors they unlock

  • Supported Nexudus Items
    Which Nexudus items you can link to access groups

  • Nexudus Integration Charge
    How much Nexudus charges you to use each integration

  • Door Unlocking Using the Passport App
    Can customers unlock doors using the standard or white-label Passport app

Supported Access Methods

ACT365

  • Access Cards
  • Smartphone*
  • Automation Tiles

Avigilon

  • Access Cards

Brivo

  • Access Cards
  • Key Fobs
  • Smartphone*

Doordeck

  • Smartphone*
  • Automation Tiles

Doorflow

  • Access Cards
  • PIN Codes
  • Key Fobs
  • Smartphone*

Gallagher

  • Access Cards
  • PIN Codes
  • Smartphone*

Genetec

  • Access cards

Kisi

  • Smartphone*
  • Automation Tiles

OpenPath

  • Access control cards

Salto KS

  • Key Fobs (also known as Salto tags)
  • Smartphone*

*Make sure you check each access control integration page to learn more about the specific mobile access options available.

Supported Nexudus Check-in / Check-out Feature

Access Control SystemCheck-inCheck-out

ACT365

YES   YES
Avigilon NO  NO 
Brivo YES YES
Doordeck NO  NO
Doorflow YESYES
Gallagher YES YES
Genetec NO  NO 
Kisi NO  NO 
OpenPath NO  NO 
Salto KS YES YES

Supported Nexudus Items

This table breaks down the Nexudus items that can be linked to access groups. If the Nexudus item can be linked, then any customergetting that item through their contract or directly via purchase will be able to unlock the doors included in the relevant access group.

Access Control System Passes Doors Resources Offices Desks
ACT365 YES YES YES YES YES
Avigilon YES YES YES YES YES
Brivo YES YES YES YES YES
Doordeck YES YES YES YES YES
Doorflow YES YES YES YES YES
Gallagher YES YES YES YES YES
Genetec YES YES YES YES YES
Kisi YES YES YES NO NO
OpenPath YES YES YES YES YES
Salto KS YES YES YES YES YES

Nexudus Integration Charge

This table breaks down the charge Nexudus will add to your subscription if you enable any of the supported access control integration.

This charge only applies to Nexudus and doesn't include what the access control provider will charge you to use their services.
Access Control System Monthly Nexudus Charge (per location enabled)
ACT365 $/£/€50
Avigilon $/£/€50
Brivo FREE
Doordeck $/£/€50
Doorflow FREE
Gallagher FREE
Genetec $/£/€50
Kisi FREE
OpenPath $/£/€50
Salto KS FREE

Unlocking Doors Using the Passport App

Some access control integrations let your customers use the Passport app or its white-label version to unlock doors.

Access Control System Standard Passport App White-label Passport App
ACT365 NO YES (using Automation Tiles)
Avigilon NO NO
Brivo NO YES
Doordeck NO YES (using Automation Tiles)
Doorflow NO NO
Gallagher NO NO
Genetec NO NO
Kisi NO YES (using Automation Tiles)
OpenPath NO NO
Salto KS NO YES

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