Access Control Systems

Entro Series Access Control System

Entro Access Control Devices

The Entro series of 2 and 8 door controllers, software and card readers.

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StarNet Access Control Solutions

The StarNet series of enterprise level 32-door controllers, software and card readers.

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Electronic access control door controllers solution grant or refuse entry to a building or part of a building or external perimeter using a credential.  The Remsdaq Integrated Security division are experts in access control and our products are the most efficient and convenient way to secure a building and its assets.

Door Entry Controllers

Access control systems from Remsdaq include the EntroStar and EntroNet which are 2-door and 8-door controllers that can be installed within solutions covering up to 3,200 doors and cross building or campus installations. Credential authorisation and management is made through the EntroWatch access control software suite. The Entro series also features a range of readers including the EntroPad card reader, keypad and request-to-exit (RTE), biometric and OSDP readers and wireless lock integration.

What are Biometric Readers and Credentials?

Access control biometrics readers rely on individual biometric characteristics such as finger prints or facial recognition. The ‘readings’ taken are compared to those stored within a software database with a decision then being made on whether to authorise entry or deny it. Biometric finger print readers can typically be configured just for fingerprint or for fingerprints with a four-digit pin code.

What is an OSDP Card Reader?

OSDP stands for Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) and is an access management communications standard developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA). OSDP card readers communication with OSDP enabled door control panels using a level of encryption preferred by some organisations including financial institutions.

Where OSDP is not specified, security management solutions will typically use Wiegand communications between the readers and door controllers.

What is a Wiegand Interface?

Wiegand is a wiring standard which is commonly used to connect compatible access control card readers to compatible door controllers.

Native BACnet Communications

As well as securing a building and its assets, the Entro series was the first access system to use native BACnet; a communications protocol for Building Automation and Control (BAC) networks based on the ASHRAE, ANSI and ISO 16484-5 standard protocols.

Originally developed for the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) industry, having a BACnet enabled door controllers allows energy managers to track population and movement within a building. This information can be tied back to data from the sensors monitoring lighting and the HVAC system in order to optimise energy usage and provide a more productive environment for the building users and visitors.

Access Control System Management

The Entro series of security solutions is designed for a wide range of buildings, businesses and organisations from small to medium to large that need to protect their users and visitors and prevent theft. Rather than relying on simply locks and keys, electronic access management is uses to approve or deny entry through any controlled day, whether in working hours or outside working hours.

The access control credential can be in the form of a card to be read, key fob tag, mobile phone app or biometric reader. The credentials can be indefinite or time limited, amended and cancelled using the EntroWatch software package and EntroPad desktop reader.

Remsdaq supplies access control management kits including door controllers, card reader devices and software solutions that can be used for applications ranging from a single building to enterprise-wide projects with multiple buildings across a campus or a range of campus sites.

Each Remsdaq solution is a self-contained ‘eco-system’ that includes management software, door controllers and card readers. Integration options allow the use of third-party hardware and software solutions including HIKVision CCTV, Invixium and ievo biometric readers, OSDP readers and Salto wireless locks.

Smart Building Ready Door Entry

Remsdaq access control devices use the BACnet interface defined by ASHRAE, ANSI and ISO1648405. Using a smart building interface, population information from Remsdaq door controllers or credential movement databases can be used to improve overall building performance, reduce energy usage and contribute towards a more productive environment for building occupants.

Integrated Security Management

Remsdaq supplies two access controller systems: the Entro and StarNet series. Each access control system has its own software and hardware products and can be used with a selection of readers.

  • Entro series: designed for single to multiple buildings, the Entro series includes EntroWatch software, 2 and 8 door controllers that can be scaled up to 3,200 doors and 250,000 credentials
  • StarNet series: designed for enterprise-wide projects, the StarNet series includes StarWatch software and a StarNet backplane and 32-door controller that can be installed with plug-in cards

Remsdaq Entro and StarNet door control devices can be found around the world protecting a wide range of buildings.

Typical installations include schools, colleges and universities, commercial buildings, hospitals and medical centres, industrial manufacturing sites, retail outlets and shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and leisure centres, banks and financial institutions, server rooms and data centres as well as military, prison and secure government facilities.

CPNI Approved

CPNI is the UK government authority providing protective security advice to businesses and organisations involved in national infrastructure. Remsdaq supplies CPNI approved versions of its secure access solutions for government high security projects.

Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS)

Remsdaq access control systems can also be integrated with the Sabre PIDS. This fibre-optic based perimeter intrusion detection system can generate alarms within the Remsdaq management software for tamper, cut or climb intrusions, allowing CCTV operators to locate ‘break-in’ or ‘break-out’ activities along a fence installation.

In the UK Remsdaq works through a network of approved installers and integrators. Outside the UK the company works with approved Business Partners who may be country or regionally based within EMEA, APAC, the US and South America. Please contact us for more information or to locate your nearest Remsdaq installer, integrator or partner.

Access Control and Credentials

Access to a building or space within it has traditionally been granted or denied using simple door locks. An automated door entry system comprises of door controllers, card readers and keypads to read credentials and grant or deny access. Cameras can be installed alongside access systems to provide video footage before and after door entry access is granted or denied. Video camera terminals can also be used for access using facial recognition as part of an access security system.


Door entry systems are typically installed with door entry controls including access card readers and keypads. Remsdaq antimicrobial card readers and keypads have a Weigand interface. They are designed to work with any access door entry system including the Entro series and any other with a Weigand interface.

Security Systems

Remsdaq supplies two types of security system. Both are designed to protect buildings, and the people and assets within them. For large projects such as airports and industrial complexes we recommend our StarWatch system. For smaller installations from two to 800 doors in one or more buildings, we recommend our Entro series which also has a CPNI certified configuration for use in government buildings.

Card Reader and Request to Exit Button

In addition to manufacturing system access control and security systems, at Remsdaq we also manufacturer our own range of keypads and card readers, and a request-to-exit button. All have built-in antimicrobial protection and the card reader and RTE button are contactless to help further prevent the spread of contact-based viruses and bacteria.

With a Remsdaq electronic access control solution you can easily safely protect your employees, subcontractors, supplier or any visitor to your site. Please contact us for a project review or to find out more about our UK and overseas partners.