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Keyscan Aurora Control Software

The Keyscan Aurora software is the culmination of years of research and innovation directed towards expanding access control functionality. With an emphasis on innovation and sustainability, dormakaba’s Keyscan Aurora software is a high-performance access control platform. 

With many features and a host of integration options, it provides a single software solution for access control with no performance-limiting or system expansion governors. Keyscan Aurora is ideal for any access control applications regardless of size or complexity.

Advanced features include managing, auditing and controlling door and elevator floor access as well as robust integration support for wireless and electronic locks, video management systems, visitor management systems, intrusion alarm systems, Active Directory, SMART elevator systems, and more.

Aurora can also support a hybrid hardwired access systems as well as both E-Plex wireless and offline lock systems with full control and audit capability, allowing you to use the same credentials throughout your facility.

  • Multiple integration options with high profile manufacture product lines
  • Robust software platform with no expansion governors or performance delimiters
  • Ideal for any access control applications regardless of size or complexity
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Advanced features include:

  • Enhanced Lockdown 
  • Support for E-Plex offline electronic locks (requires M-Unit handheld); Functions with E-Plex 7900; and other select E-Plex electronic locks
  • VMS Integration  
  • Visitor Management Systems Integration
  • Telephone entry system integration
  • E-Plex and other select wireless locks integration  
  • Active Directory integration  
  • Support for Keyscan and other select mobile access solutions  
  • SMART elevator systems integration
  • Aurora web client interface  
  • Centrally managed access control  
  • Upgrade to full SQL server 
  • Optional licensed and add-on modules for enhanced and added functionality 
  • dormakaba Community and Ambiance hospitality and multi-housing software integrations offering unique ‘back-of-the-house’ access control solutions
  • Ten (10) assigned groups to a single credential holder  
  • Support for 45,000 credentials (up to 90,000)  
  • People-centric methodology  
  • Unlimited user-definable fields
  • Available SDK and API available for custom integration
  • English, French, Spanish and Portuguese language support 
     

Basic Requirements

The following outlines the minimum requirements for Aurora where the database, communication services, and Client are installed on one PC. Supports a maximum of 5 network connections and/or 1 serial connection to a maximum of 8 control panels and Supports a maximum of 2 remote client connections.

PC Computer

  • Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz with 4 cores
  • 16GB RAM 1600MHz DDR3 NON-ECC
  • 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5in Hard Drive
  • Windows 10 Professional 64bit
  • AMD RADEON HD 8490 1GB Dual Monitor or AMD RADEON HD8570 1GB Dual Monitor
  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal
  • Ethernet Port - 1GB Network Card
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • UPS Backup

Advanced requirements (Keyscan Recommended)

The following outlines Keyscan’s recommended requirements for maximum system efficiency and performance with the Client, communication services, and database installed on separate servers. 

Aurora Client Workstation 

  • Intel Core i7 – 4770 3.4 GHz with 4 cores
  • 16GB RAM 1600MHz DDR3 NON-ECC
  • 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • AMD RADEON HD 8490 1GB Dual Monitor or AMD RADEON HD8570
  • 1GB Dual Monitor (System compatible with 1024x768 or higher resolution—single or dual monitor)
  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal
  • Ethernet Port - 1GB Network Card
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • UPS Backup

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 8 64-bit Professional
  • Windows 7 SP1, 64bit Ultimate, Enterprise & Professional (not recommended)
  • Windows Server 2012 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Standard (not recommended)

Aurora Communication Server 

  • Intel Xeon E5 – 2403, 1.80GHz, 10MB Cache with 4 cores
  • 8GB RAM 1333MHz, RDIMM
  • 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA
  • Integrated HD Graphics Card
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal
  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • Ethernet Port – Dual Port 1GB Network Card
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • UPS Backup

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Standard (not recommended)

Aurora Database Server 

  • Intel Xeon E5 – 2420, 1.90GHz, 15MB Cache with 6 cores
  • 16GB RAM 1333MHz, RDIMM
  • 2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM SATA Hard Drive RAID 1 Configuration
  • Dual, Hot-Plug, Redundant Power Supply
  • Integrated HD Graphics Card
  • 8X DVD ROM, SATA, Internal
  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • Ethernet Port – Dual Port 1GB Network Card
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • UPS Backup

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 64-bit Standard

Aurora Web Client, Add-On Modules, & Integrations 

Keyscan Aurora Web Client
Keyscan Aurora Web Client optional licensed module, gives you the flexibility to manage your facility’s access control systems from any internet-enabled PC or device or smartphone. It is the ideal solution for those who want some level of autonomous control over the Keyscan system.  

  • Add and edit cardholders 
  • Assign and update cardholder access privileges 
  • Generate system reports 
  • Lock, unlock and pulse controlled doors 
  • Schedule visitors 
  • Review system status 
  • Change time schedules 
  • Door maintenance and status 
  • Live online transactions 
  • Plus much more 

Keyscan Aurora Add-On Modules
Keyscan Aurora software features add-on and optional licensed modules designed for software integration and enhanced overall system functionality. Add-on modules are installed as separate applications and registered with a license number provided when you purchase the software. When you register your software online you’ll obtain an unlock number to complete the registration and fully enable your software. 

Aurora Web-Client (web-based access control) 

  • Aurora’s web-client interface add-on allows you limited management of your access control system for any of your facilities at anytime, from any location, using any web-enabled computer or mobile device. It remains the ideal solution for those who need mobility. 

Aurora SQL Upgrade 

  • Aurora supports upgrading to a full SQL database removing the 10 GB limit and giving you many more options, features and benefits. Requires server, OS and appropriate licensing for SQL Server 2012. 

Other Optional Licensed Modules 

  • VMS Integration
  • Instrusion system detection
  • Active Directory Integration 
  • Software Developers Kit and/or API
  • Additional Client/Web License 
  • Additional Client/Web License 5-pack 
  • Additional Client/Web License 10-pack 
  • Reverse Network Single 
  • Reverse Network 5-pack 
  • Reverse Network 10-pack 

Keyscan Aurora Integrations
E-Plex Wireless & Offline Locks

  • Keyscan Aurora seamlessly integrates with dormakaba's E-Plex series wireless and offline locks. This integration provides a cost effective and scalable solution for adding wireless locks or offline electronic locks to your Keyscan access control system.

VMS Integration 

  • Keyscan Aurora integrated with many leading VMS, DVR and NVR systems manufacturers. 

SMART elevator systems 

  • Keyscan systems can also integrate with select SMART elevator passenger management systems from KONE and Thyssenkrupp. These innovative elevator dispatch systems manage building traffic by grouping passengers, for the same destinations, into the same elevator. 

Active Directory 

  • With Active Directory integration, Aurora users can be linked to their Active Directory record. This offers exceptional login efficiency and expedites system user permissions and day-to-day activities with Aurora. 

EasyLobby integration 

  • Keyscan Aurora is built with a visitor management feature. For facilities that require a more progressive visitor management system, Keyscan Aurora offers integration with EasyLobby® Visitor Management software. 

Intrusion systems 

  • Aurora allows increased integration with DSC MAXSYS and PowerSeries intrusion panels providing Aurora users with more versatility. 

Schlage Wireless locks 

  • The CA150WLKTN is a combination product that features an access control unit from Keyscan and a wireless lock gateway from Allegion. Together, it allows integration with up to eight NDE series wireless locks on any Keyscan access control system running Keyscan Aurora software version 1.0.14 or later. 

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