Card access control, keypads, and biometrics keeps the occupants of homes, maintenance staff, and residential community members or tenants in the right places at the right times. Our access control systems can integrate with video surveillance and intrusion alarm systems to provide an easy-to-use and comprehensive solution for your security needs.

IntraWorks designs, installs, and services Door and Gate Control Systems for custom homes, second homes, remote homes, residential structures and communities.

Basic Function

Access Control Systems make-up an important part of any security system by allowing or denying physical access through a door or gate based on time and credential. Access control software typically communicates to door controllers, which then manage the door hardware, which consists of an electric door lock or gate operator, switch, and keypad/reader. The user pushes in a code to the keypad or presents a credential or card to the reader and the access control system either allows or denies access through the door or gate. The software records who access which door at which time.

New Trends


Biometrics are sometimes utilized as the credential or in addition to another credential or keypad. Unlike cards, biometrics provide better security since the biometric identifier cannot be stolen. Common biometrics are fingerprint reading and face recognition. Since biometrics are becoming more reliable, some newer systems utilize a biometric only, which makes use of the system easier and faster.

Alarm System Access Control

Many advanced Intrusion Alarm Systems have built in access control to control for up to 12 doors. They integrate to the door locks through a wireless technology called Z-wave, which is very common in residential grade applications. Usually these system have their own smart phone application making use simple and easy.


Access control systems are able to integrate with multiple other systems to provide both alarm and visual awareness for the user. Visual and Alarm type systems might include: Surveillance Systems, Fire Alarm, Intrusion Alarm, gates, fence perimeter systems, backup generators and more.


IntraWorks is one of the most experienced Access Control Installation companies in the region. We are proud to represent DMP, Honeywell, and DSX Controls. Each of these brands have advantages and disadvantages based on the application.

Testing & Maintenance

Access Control systems should be tested periodically depending on the electronic supervisory capability of the system itself. IntraWorks can test most brands of access control systems. Our access control technicians can perform tests according to your needs.