First Access® Systems

First Access® software was designed specifically to unleash the awesome power of the MAP1. It is a traditional client/server solution available in Express or Advanced versions.

Cansec’s First Access® software provides a powerful yet easy to use platform to manage the new MAP access control panels. It is available in two versions: Express for basic access control functions and Advanced for more sophisticated applications. Both support up to 1,024 readers. To facilitate deployment, First Access software automatically scans the local network and finds all connected MAP controllers. No need to assign each panel a static IP address. Operators can quickly and easily void and validate credentials and edit Unlock Schedules, Holiday Schedules and Access Profiles. All programming changes and commands are instantly transmitted to all MAP controllers. Everything required to make GO/NO-GO decisions is stored at the controller, guaranteeing a fast and consistent response regardless of the system size, network speed or server load. Up to 10K events are buffered at the controller and transferred to the host, ensuring that no transactions are lost.

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Features & Comparison

Cardholder/user capacity 5,000 100,000
Reader capacity  Up to 1024 Up to 1024
First Access clients 2 10
Automatically finds MAP controllers Yes Yes
Up to 5 credentials per use Yes Yes
Real time TCP/IP based communications Yes Yes
Programmable access profiles and holidays Yes Yes
Entry & Exit reader per door Yes Yes
Automatic door unlock schedules Yes Yes
Alarms for forced entry/door held open conditions Yes Yes
Double-swipe privilege per user per door Yes Yes
Uses Microsoft SQL database Yes Yes
Card + Pin Yes Yes
Door interlock No Yes
Card groups & reader groups No Yes
Auxiliary input/output points No Yes
Timed anti-passback No Yes
Local anti-passback No Yes
Scheduled commands No Yes
Email notifications/alarms No Yes
Software key required No (Free) Yes
Asure ID photo badging integration (Option)*
* Uses 1 First Access client connection  

(9 First Access clients left)
NVR support for Uniview (Option) No Yes


Part Numbers

CA-FAEXP First Access® Express software (Free)
CA-FAADV First Access® Advanced software (Software key required)
CA-FAAPB First Access® Advanced Integrated photo badging with Asure ID software (Software key required)
CA-UNISW First Access® Advanced NVR integration software for Uniview (Software key required)


First Access®  brochure
First Access® Documentation
First Access® software package (Including First Access® Express software, Advanced software and IP configuration tool)