Category Archives: Security Information

Various articles about different aspects of security from an integrators point of view.

Looking for a Virginia SWaM? Here we are!

Access Control Specialists is a Virginia SwaM certified and a Micro Business in Virginia. We can provide alarm monitoring, locks, access control, and cameras. Other products and services we provide include: Handicap Door openers Electrified Locks Power supplies for locks, … Continue reading

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Burglar Alarms are Back!

Access Control Specialists are pleased to announce that we will be installing alarm systems again. There is new technology available that does not require a phone line for monitoring. Still at a low $30 a month, no hidden fees. We … Continue reading

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Distribution Warehouse Employee Photo Security – Keeping Everyone Honest

We have developed software that takes a picture of employees entering distribution warehouses and then shows that picture to the security desk when they are checking out of work. This product lets you know if people are wearing the same … Continue reading

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Genetec Tech Support, want a faster way?

Sometimes it seems to take a while to get information from Genetec tech support. As certified technicians, we would be happy to work with you on issues that need to be resolved quickly. We have access to the full database … Continue reading

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We are a Virginia SWaM and Micro business.

Fincastle Consulting, Inc. DBA: Access Control Specialists is a registered SWaM in the commonwealth of Virginia. Registration number: 647565. We are posting this just to provide that information to customers who are looking to comply with the Governor’s executive order … Continue reading

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RV Alarm systems? Who would they call?

Today’s new touch screen alarm systems would work well in an RV. As long as there is the appropriate cell service, the panel could send you emails and updates to your smart phone. If you don’t have a smart phone, … Continue reading

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Are IP Cameras ready for prime time?

Many people have put off upgrading their analogue cameras due to the high price of upgrading to IP cameras. In the last year, prices have dropped across the board and quality has jumped. A 1.2 megapixel camera was $750 a … Continue reading

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Access for the Navy Yard Shooter – We all need to clean out the database on a regular basis!

It’s not clear how the shooter got access to the secure base but it is clear that many systems managers do not delete old users on a regular basis. When folks leave for a new job or medical leave, many … Continue reading

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Distribution center video entry and exit system to control loss.

Access Control Specialists can now install a video entry exit system that allows you to see if your employees are leaving in the same condition they arrived in. Each employee reads their card on the way in and a short … Continue reading

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Lock-down for your access control system.

How do you lock-down your access control system? With concerns about school security, many security managers need to know how to lock-down buildings with their access control panel. Most access software’s have a procedure for locking down some or all doors in a facility. Genetec … Continue reading

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