Tecom Access Control

TECOM Challenger10 Leading the way in Access Control Systems

The security of your building and property has always been a high priority. Whether it be large-scale government, office, commercial or industrial buildings, the TECOM Challenger10 has been leading the way, proving to be an extremely robust and stable security platform throughout New Zealand and is a trusted industry standard in New Zealand and Australia. 


What Is Access Control?

Access control is a system that is designed to dictate who is allowed to access private information or resources. In this case, the TECOM Challenger10 decides who is allowed to access buildings and property. 

Access control allows access by authenticating and authorising personnel. This ensures that users are who they say they are and that they have the appropriate access to the building and property. 

This technology can also be used for data security, protecting key information and only allowing access to people who have been authorised by the access control. 


How Does Access Control Work?

The TECOM Challenger10 uses access control identification methods such as access cards and PINs to verify credentials.

Once a user is verified, access control authorises the appropriate access to the user associated with their credentials. 

Generally, there are four main types of access control. A business will often choose a method that fulfils its unique security and compliance requirements. The four access control models are:

  1. Discretionary access control (DAC):  In this method, the owner or administrator of the protected system, data, or resource sets the policies for who is allowed access.
  2. Mandatory access control (MAC): In this nondiscretionary model, people are granted access based on an information clearance. A central authority regulates access rights based on different security levels. This model is common in government and military environments. 
  3. Role-based access control (RBAC): RBAC grants access based on defined business functions rather than the individual user’s identity. The goal is to provide users with access only to data that’s been deemed necessary for their roles within the organisation. This widely used method is based on a complex combination of role assignments, authorizations, and permissions.
  4. Attribute-based access control (ABAC): In this dynamic method, access is based on a set of attributes and environmental conditions, such as time of day and location, assigned to both users and resources.

Importance of Access Control

The ability to safely secure private data or alternatively limit access to specific areas to only those who are authorised is crucial in a modern business world. This keeps information and intellectual property from falling into the wrong hands and stops unauthorised people from gaining access to the information or facilities. 

Without these systems in place, organisations are risking data leakage from both internal and external sources, and are risking access to places that are restricted. Access control is particularly important for organisations with hybrid cloud and multi-cloud cloud environments, where resources, apps, and data reside both on-premises and in the cloud.

Why choose the TECOM Challenger10?

The Challenger’s access controllers include some industry-leading features that have been incorporated into the system for increased reliability and functionality. Door interlocking, nested anti-passback, dual custody, lift control, card and PIN, time and attendance, disable user access, multiple card format support and macro logic functionality are just some of the features that the Challenger10 is capable of utilising. 

Intrusion Integration

The Challenger10 integrates intrusion technology such as motion sensors, reed switches, duress buttons for reliable intrusion detection. This allows superior functionality and is a standout feature of the Challenger10. 

Intrusion areas can only be controlled using only access cards while access control events can be communicated to management software of central monitoring stations. The TECOM Challenger10 has management software that manages and records audit trails for access control and intrusion. 


The Challenger10 stands out from its competitors because it specialises in security for large-scale government, office, commercial and industrial buildings. Whereas, other access control solutions are suited specifically to file access, data security on cloud-based or data centers.

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