ISONAS offers two software options:
Pure Access Cloud
- Fully hosted version in the cloud
- Reader controllers preconfigured to the cloud
- Easy to get up and running
Pure Access Manager
- On-premise version of Pure Access
- Allows you to manage your access control system from any device in your network
For hardware, you will at least need a reader, controller, and credentials, whether physical (like key cards and fobs) or mobile (like an app). To learn the most accurate pricing for your business and its needs, you'll need to contact ISONAS directly for a quote.
ISONAS' biggest draw is that it offers minimal hardware and easy-to-use software with a cloud-based management system. This makes it easy for very small businesses to set it up and provide (and manage) access for their employees.
ISONAS offers door readers in two varieties: proximity card-only or keypad and card. There is no biometric reader or mobile phone option. The readers themselves are intelligent and store most of the data for the system, allowing them to make authentication decisions and open doors even if the network is down. ISONAS allows you to use third-party credentials with its system, but it offers its own proprietary credentials, including mobile, badge cards, cap tags, key fobs and thin cards.
However, ISONAS doesn't offer certain safety integrations that can be essential parts of a comprehensive access control system. For instance, a fire and holdup alarm are missing. The system does give you the ability to immediately void credentials if an employee leaves the company or if any misuse is detected.
You access the system's report interface through a web browser on any device with an internet connection, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The interface gives detailed reports on unlock times, credential usage and suspicious events. You can also set up an anti-passback system to require employees to use an exit reader, showing you when they enter and leave.
We received quick and informative customer service when we contacted this company. There is a support portal for customers with a login, but no live chat support. You can also submit a support ticket.
March 2020: ISONAS unveiled Pure Access Open Application Interface (API), new software that provides customers with a truly integrated security system. The open API now makes it easier for software providers to add access control capabilities (video surveillance, credential management, access control) to their existing security systems. Pure Access provides a complete platform for the installation, administration and management of its Pure IP access control hardware.