WebCASt is a new generation access control panel that uniquely combines the features of a web server and access control functionality’s into one complete unit. Any computer of different operating system and hardware platform that runs a standard web browser program e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, can now be used to access, monitor and control any WebCASt panels which in turn control the doors, alarms, CCTVs etc. Employing the latest web technologies, WebCASt has a built-in web server that allows any monitoring or programming of access control parameters to be done on the fly through a web browser program using standard transmission Internet protocol. Information from each WebCASt panel can now be transmitted and received easily to any central computers via the Internet email protocol, which acts just like an SMTP client in your network.