Most popular access control systems in Ukraine were developed 20-30 years ago and don’t satisfy modern administrator and user requirements. They have a sophisticated interface that requires prior knowledge or specialized assistance.
Besides this, such ACS allow users only open access points via keys, key fobs, or tags — such systems don’t allow using a mobile app instead of a key.
The conventional controllers are also fairly bulky, so we wanted to develop a compact board.
Our client contacted us requesting the creation of a new access control system (ACS). The key challenge was to develop an automated process for obtaining access permissions on the controller that could be customized based on a range of parameters. To do this, we needed to create a special script format to save the controller’s limited resources. The goal was to enable the controller to run without a server connection in case of an Internet outage or other technical issues.
The solution was to develop a cloud-based access control system that could be installed on a local server and to provide end-users with a mobile application.
Additionally, it was decided to develop a line of controllers for regulating electric locks, gate drives, and barriers that operate on the IoT principle. The controllers can be used as part of the Propustator ACS’s technical infrastructure or as standalone smart devices managed via mobile application.
We choose microservices architecture for this project.
The delivered solution — Propuskator — has the following functionality:
- Numerous control options: from card to smartphone;
- Installation on both public and private cloud servers;
- Compact and multifunctional controller;
- Managing access rights and time rules in a few clicks – no need for an ACS setup specialist;
- Installation on both public and private cloud servers
The client received the development of a multifunctional cloud ACS with a user-friendly interface. The team managed to develop a controller that combines multiple access control options into a single solution.
Propuskator for automating gates, barriers, doors, and wickets. Modern methods for controlling access to home, office, or enterprise.