Q: What does an Access Control System do?
A: A properly designed access control system will, at a minimum, control how and when people enter an area. After that, the particular needs of the people using the system will determine what is included.
Q: What are the basic parts of an Access Control system?
A: A basic Access Control System includes a lock or barrier, a credential, a reader, a processor or controller and a monitoring or recording device.
Q: What is a biometric attribute?
A: Biometric attributes are physical characteristic of an individual. Fingerprints, the sound of your voice, the geometry of your hand, the shape of your face, the pattern of the retina section of your eye, and how you sign your name are all physical attributes that can be used to identify you.
Q: Our church needs a new Sound System - what's the most important thing to look for?
A: Intelligibility. For a Sound System to work well, it must be designed to provide speech intelligibility. A listener in any seat must be able to clearly understand what is being said. Sound Systems in churches should be designed and installed for the audio reinforcement of the spoken word. Delivering a clear message is key.
Q: Can a Sound System be purchased in 'stages'?
A: It depends. If you have a Sound System that provides clear, intelligible, evenly distributed sound to all listeners in the facility and you simply want to add functions to your system, you can purchase 'add-ons' to your system as funds become available. However, if your objective is to replace an inadequate sound system because your system does function correctly, it may not make sense to try to break it up into 'stages'.