Mercury’s intelligent access panels possess a great many features that are available to be enabled by our OEM host community. The Escorted Access Rule is another of these valuable features.
Client has a secure facility. The site protocol requires that visitors be escorted at all times and their location be reported by use of their access credential. To ensure visitor movement throughout the facility meets protocol, their access and egress are allowed by instituting the Escorted Access Rule.
The Mercury definition:
The Escorted Access Rule is a physical access control application requiring that a particular individual’s card or a set of individual cards be enabled for access rights on a particular reader or set of readers, only after an escort’s card is presented to authorize the visitor’s request. (This function is repeated for every access request within the defined set of readers for the specified time.)
The Mercury answer:
Using the Mercury EP 1502 or EP2500, it is possible to set system parameters such that specific cards are designated as visitor credentials; these cards can be assigned unique access rights to readers configured to accept the credentials only after a card designated as an escort card precedes their presentation to the reader or reader(s).