• TermDescription
  • Cardholder

    A person who by possession of a credential can gain access to a controlled facility.

  • CAT 5

    A common cable type that consists of several twisted pairs in an overall protective jacket. Used for network cabling and many access control data functions.

  • Circuit

    The path through which electrical energy flows.

  • Closure

    The point at which two contacts meet to complete a circuit.

  • Concurrent Workstations

    The number of Workstations connected or logged on to the Server at the same time.

  • Conductor

    Material with the ability to carry electric current. The term is also used for an electric wire.

  • Conduit

    A tube or trough for protecting wires and cables. It may be a solid or flexible tube in which insulated electrical wires are run.

  • Connector

    Generally, any device used to provide rapid connect/disconnect service for electrical cable and wire terminations.

  • Contacts

    Electrically conductive points used to make or break an electrical circuit mechanically.

  • Credential

    A credential is a physical/tangible object, a piece of knowledge, or a facet of a person's physical being, that enables an individual access to a given physical facility or computer-based information system. Typically, credentials can be something you know (such as number or PIN), something you have (such as an access badge), something you are (such as a biometric feature) or some combination of these items. The typical credential is an access card, key fob, or other key.

  • Current

    The flow of electrons through an electrical conductor. Current is measured in amperes.