MFLEX Access Control is a computer managed networked door access control system for up to 128 doors and 4000 card or key-tag holders. MFLEX Access Control can be managed and monitored using free management software application loaded on one computer only. Administration is through a choice of Windows Desktop Console App or/and through one's favoured Web Browser anywhere in the world. The latter method permits the use of local or remote computers, tablets and smart phone devices.

Utilising ultra-compact low cost single door intelligent control units, installation is simple and modular from 1 to 128 doors. Local or remote doors and entrances can be interconnected by IP or USB socket means. Easy to install and operate software is installed on a computer to control and manage the system for online or full offline operation. All included features are easy to use with minimum knowledge and training.

Door Control Units can be networked together simply by RS485 5-wire cabling through LAN / WAN IP or USB interface connections for some or all of the system doors

Using standard Smart Proximity Door Readers and associated Smart Cards & Key-tags one can combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning!

Key features of door access control

  • Modular low cost door access control for 1 to 128 doors
  • Capacity for over 4000 card or key-tag holders
  • Smart door readers combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning!
  • Dual Technology Media will permit common card/tag use across intruder alarm systems such as Texecom or Pyronix etc.
  • Card only or Card + PIN operation
  • Extensive access control, location and roll call reporting
  • Time In Attendance reports with web and door clocking
  • Windows Desktop App and/or Web Browser local or remote administration
  • Doors and entrances operate autonomously on or offline
  • Email of important alarms and event notifications

Distributed intelligence system

The MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite is only ever installed on one local machine for maximum security, reliability and simplicity

MFLEX Access Control is a fully distributed intelligence system, meaning that all changes and system configurations made are stored locally at the door or entrance control unit giving full door access control online or offline. Each single door or entrance may have 1 or 2 card readers. The secured doors are connected by a low cost dedicated cable network, the length of which can be up to 1200M.

Each door or entrance is controlled by a local Door Control Unit (DCU) which allows the connection of all the door facilities such as readers, local power supply, exit request button, magnetic door contact, fire release and electric locking. Door Control Units can be networked together simply by RS485 5-wire cabling through LAN / WAN IP or USB interface connections for some or all of the system doors. With the correct LAN / WAN IP infrastructure, parts of the system can be in other buildings or geographic locations.

MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite

MFLEX Access Control installation can be easily, securely and flexibly managed from a single local point or multiple points on the network or even over the Internet. The MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite is only ever installed on one local machine for maximum security, reliability and simplicity. Multiple Workstations can connect locally or remotely by virtue of the built-in 'Private Cloud' web server. Remote workstations can then simply connect using their favoured Internet Browser, Mobile Smart Phone or Tablet Device with no additional software or application installation needed. All administrative functions are protected by secure credentials.

Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture

Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture. Unlike public clouds, which deliver services to multiple organisations, a private cloud is dedicated to a single organisation. Access to your Private Cloud is through any Web Browser enabled device with multiple client connections allowed simultaneously.  All day-to-day administrative and monitoring facilities are available through Private Cloud.

Reporting of historical events

MFLEX Access Control has powerful features for producing in-depth reporting to screen, print or export. Reports can be generated from the powerful built-in SQL database based on access control activity and time clocking historical events. Available reports and information are:

  • Door access control events reporting
  • Time In Attendance clocking reporting
  • Door alarms and physical security risk reporting
  • Roll call (who's on-site) reporting
  • Individual location reporting
  • Operator activity reporting
  • Guard patrol audit reporting

All reports can be produced simply from the secure extensive SQL database. Report data can be viewed, printed and even exported for further transmission or for post processing in third-party applications such as Word or Excel.

MFLEX compact Door Control Unit

The Door Control maintains its own clock and calendar and has the capacity to store hundreds of past events locally if the door is taken offline for any reason

The Local Door Control Unit (DCU) acts as a junction point for all the door facilities and allows the dedicated network to be passed on to the next door or entrance. The management PC is connected to this door network from a single USB port or over a LAN/WAN IP socket. If the management PC belongs to a network, others can manage the system and if connected to the Internet, make changes and monitor activity from a PC or Smart Appliance anywhere in the world.

The compact Door Control Unit housing is only 122mm x 156mm x 32mm, so fitting this locally to the door or inside a metal PSU case is simplicity itself. Do not let the small size fool you however, as each Door Control Unit has the capability of managing two door readers, exit request button, door monitor contact, electric locking device, local door alarm and up to 4000 card or key- tag holders at each secured door or entrance.

Operable in four security modes

The Door Control also maintains its own clock and calendar and has the capacity to store hundreds of past events locally if the door is taken offline for any reason. Each door or entrance can actively operate in one of four security modes, No Access, Card Access, Card + PIN Access and Open Free Access. The security mode of any door can change actively hour-by-hour, day-by-day by use of programmable Security Time Schedules that operate online or offline.

DCU key features

  • 4000 users
  • 1100 offline event storage
  • 2 industry standard open format Wiegand door reader inputs
  • Card only or/and Card + PIN operation
  • RS485 & IP interconnection
  • Multiple Time Schedules and Real Time Clock/Calendar
  • Exit request button and door monitor contact inputs

MPROX Smart Proximity Door Readers

The MPROX reader range have bright bi-colour LEDs and a built-in beeper for positive feedback plus fully potted electronics for internal or external use

One can connect individual or segments of DCU Door Control Units over LAN/WAN IP or USB connections by the use of MTECC Networking Adapters. Each DCU is equipped with a multi-drop RS485 interface allowing the connection of 1 to 128 units from a single USB port. Additionally, one may use LAN-IP-485 Adapter to connect a door or segment of doors even in different locations by IP addressing. One can have as many LAN-IP Adapters as they wish.

The MPROX Smart Proximity Door Readers connect directly to the local Door Control Unit and have industry standard Wiegand interfaces making them compatible with many third-party access control solutions available today. The MPROX reader range have bright bi-colour LEDs and a built-in beeper for positive feedback plus fully potted electronics for internal or external use.

Combating security risk of card duplication

For added flexibility, the standard MPROX Smart Proximity Readers feature a recess in the front faceplate for a custom identity label of your choice. Using standard Smart Proximity Door Readers and associated Smart Cards & Key-tags, one can combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning!

With fully potted electronics and pig-tail wire connections, these units are robust and fully sealed to IP68. When increased entry security is required one can install the optional Proximity + PIN reader on those all-important points of entry. Access security is increased by the requirement to enter a 4-digit PIN after a valid card or key-tag has been presented. For ease of use, there is also an optional USB Desktop Reader for simple and efficient card enrolment and secure automated system logon.

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