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The Isonas Difference

Although every company claims to be the “market leader” in their arena, ISONAS is truly the leader in IP access control. ISONAS provides the only TOTAL SOLUTION in a pure IP access control system, including both the hardware – the PowerNet™ Reader-Controller – plus an enterprise-grade access control management software – the Crystal Matrix™ Access Control Management System.

ISONAS has re-invented how access control works to create a system that is simpler to install, easier to scale, easier to use and is less expensive than any other option currently in the market.

Traditional Access Control Systems are “panel-based”, meaning that the device at the door that reads the card that contains the bearer’s identity code is attached with lots of wires (literally miles of wires in large buildings) to a central control point (the “panel”). The proprietary nature of these old systems also makes them very expensive to install and maintain. Led by the video surveillance segment of the electronic security industry however, this situation is changing.

It is normal today for a business to have a computing infrastructure that interconnects and provides management platforms for virtually every critical business function, except for electronic security systems. That infrastructure is based on the Internet Protocol (IP) networks deployed by business, governmental, educational and just about any other kind of organization, large or small, throughout the world. ISONAS Access Control Systems were the “first mover” products to take advantage of the power of moving Access Control to a company’s existing network infrastructure.

Significantly Lower Cost of Ownership

  • The lack of a control panel means that equipment costs for an ISONAS system versus a panel-based system are significantly lower
  • Initial installation is typically less expensive on a per-door basis than with panel-based systems on an all-in install cost
  • Lower on-going maintenance costs
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) which eliminates the need for separate power sources for the reader-controller and associated door hardware and is more energy efficient for on-going operations
  • The ability to increase the ROI on the internal network infrastructure already deployed within the end-user’s business
  • The ability to easily integrate with other electronic security systems and associated security management software systems (alarms, building management, video monitoring, etc.) providing the ability for users to manage and operate their entire security infrastructure on a unified platform
  • Superior security characteristics versus those of panel-based systems due to the hack-ability of the old style systems, as well as the built in failover and redundancy capabilities of computer networks on which the ISONAS system is based
  • The PowerNet is the “greenest” access control system in the world due to its extremely low manufacturing carbon footprint, and its low impact usage of energy over the life of its operation when compared to any panel-based system


  • Includes free Crystal Matrix Software for all access system control
  • No Control Panels Required
  • IP Door Readers are powered using PoE
  • The readers provide 12 VDC power for the electric lock
  • Wide selection of credentials and cards
  • Integrates with IP Camera security systems
  • Works with IP intercoms to allow remote control of doors to allow entry of visitors