Access Control
  • 09 Jan 2023
  • 3 Minutes to read

Access Control


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 unlock doors
  • The country where your space operates

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

  • On-premise and cloud-based
    Which access control systems are on-premise and which ones are cloud-based

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

Supported Access Methods

Access control system
Access cards
Key fobs
PIN code
White-label Passport
Automation tiles with PassportSystem's own app

ACT365

YESNONONOYESYES

Avigilon

YESNONONONONO

Brivo


YESYESNOYESNOYES

Doordeck


NONONONOYESYES

Doorflow


YESYESYESNONOYES

Gallagher

YESNOYESNONOYES

Genetec

YESNONONONONO

Kisi

NONONOYESYESYES

OpenPath

YESNONONONONO

Salto KS

NOYES (Salto tags)YESYESNOYES

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 you can link to access groups. If the Nexudus item can be linked, then any customer getting that item through their contract or directly via purchase will be able to unlock the doors included in the relevant access group.

Access Control SystemPassesDoorsResourcesOfficesDesks
ACT365YESYESYESYESYES
AvigilonYESYESYESYESYES
BrivoYESYESYESYESYES
DoordeckYESYESYESYESYES
DoorflowYESYESYESYESYES
GallagherYESYESYESYESYES
GenetecYESYESYESYESYES
KisiYESYESYESNONO
OpenPathYESYESYESYESYES
Salto KSYESYESYESYESYES

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 SystemMonthly Nexudus Charge (per location enabled)
ACT365$/£/€50
Avigilon$/£/€50
BrivoFREE
Doordeck$/£/€50
DoorflowFREE
GallagherFREE
Genetec$/£/€50
KisiFREE
OpenPath$/£/€50
Salto KSFREE

On-premise and cloud-based

Ths table breaks down which access control systems are on-premise and which ones are cloud-based. On-premise software is installed on one or more devices and can only be used on the devices where you install it. Cloud-based software can be accessed via any web browser by logging in using admin credentials, just like Nexudus!

Access Control SystemOn-premise / Cloud-based
ACT365Cloud-based
AvigilonOn-premise
BrivoCloud-based
DoordeckCloud-based
DoorflowCloud-based
GallagherOn-premise
GenetecOn-premise
KisiCloud-based
OpenPathCloud-based
Salto KSCloud-based

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 SystemStandard Passport AppWhite-label Passport App
ACT365NOYES (using Automation Tiles)
AvigilonNONO
BrivoNOYES
DoordeckNOYES (using Automation Tiles)
DoorflowNONO
GallagherNONO
GenetecNONO
KisiNOYES (in-app or using Automation Tiles)
OpenPathNONO
Salto KSNOYES

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