SiPass Integrated

SiPass integrated – An Introduction

SiPass integrated is a powerful and almost infinitely flexible access control system that provides a very high level of security without compromising convenience and ease of use for system users.

Core software features

SiPass integrated includes all the access control features you would expect – such as DESfire encoding, support for fingerprint reading, support for GSM modems, time scheduling, manual system override, dynamic graphical status screen, instructional alarm response windows and a full system archiving and restoration function – as well as many more advanced ones.


  • Seamless integration with SPC and Sintony intruder detection systems
  • Interactive reporting
  • Partitioning of operator privileges
  • Cardholder data management
  • Escort control
  • Advanced security programming (ASP)
  • Full availability

The following features are the ones that customers tend to find the most interesting:


The SiPass integrated Explorer ensures fast identification and evaluation of system events. The software includes a visual online reporting tool, database information reporting, audit-trail information reporting, the ability to run simultaneous reports, advanced filtering options, advanced search criteria, and tree view for simplified use. The system offers point-and-click report availability, a highly configurable information structure, and targeted sorting of information. It is also possible to define watch lists in the system to flag people who might pose a security risk.
SiPass integrated offers system operators the opportunity to create multiple audit-trail windows to filter events. The audit-trail logging also ensures that all database changes are logged in full detail. The exact changes are both logged and displayed on screen, including a record of the operator who made them. This functionality makes SiPass integrated very well suited for market segments in which there are strict requirements for traceability. SiPass integrated versions since MP2.4 can be used to build access control systems that are compliant with 21 CRF Part 11.
SiPass integrated’s standardized alarm management system enables the configuration of up to 1,000 alarm priority levels. To facilitate faster handling, the alarms are displayed and highlighted graphically according to priority. It also offers customizable alarm instructions that support security personnel.
The purpose of anti-passback is to prevent the same card from being used to gain access twice. Entries to and exits from an anti-passback area must match, otherwise subsequent entries or exits can be denied. Anti-passback also enables roll call, which ensures the accuracy of counts of how many, and which, employees are in which rooms at a particular point in time, information that may be crucial in the case of an emergency. SiPass integrated also includes a workgroup anti-passback feature, which means that once an anti-passback area is set up, it is also possible to control how many individuals from a particular workgroup are allowed in that area at one time. This can be done while at the same time maintaining overall area limits.
Partitioning can be used to split operator privileges so that operators only have access to the fields they need to maintain. The system can control which cardholders, units, FLN devices and time periods can be modified by which operators. A tree-based structure makes it easy to drill down and select the appropriate privileges for operator assignment. When partitioning by cardholder, it is possible to limit access to the workgroup field and/or limit access to the cardholder and visitor dialogs themselves. The result is greater control over information security and the ability to prevent unauthorized assignment of access privileges.
Entering cardholder data into the SiPass integrated system is an easy process. If required, you can even assign multiple cards to a single cardholder. The custom page design tool allows for very flexible page layout via drag-and-drop configuration, including parameter settings for individual fields and buttons. It is also possible to import or export your custom pages in XML format between SiPass integrated systems.
SiPass integrated provides an escort control feature (a.k.a. dual custody), which means that before a door can be unlocked two valid cards must be presented at the door. This feature can be useful in high-security areas that require visitors or junior employees to be escorted by a security guard or supervisor. Both selfauthorize mode and supervisor/escort mode are available, and it is possible to configure the on/off times and timeout.
This feature makes it possible to define a group of doors and ensures that when one door in that group is open, none of the others can be unlocked. Door interlocking enables the creation of man traps and air locks, which are often of interest in medical, bio-tech, airport and other high-security applications.
This interface to the SIMATRIX video matrix switching system makes it possible to send commands from SiPass integrated to SIMATRIX video surveillance equipment either manually or using automated tasks, thereby creating a more comprehensive security system.
The SISTORE™ DVR interface makes it possible to use all SISTORE functionality via SiPass integrated, including advanced functions such as recording based on activity in the SiPass integrated system and single-click event playback. Depending on the DVR chosen, analogue and/or IP cameras can be used.
SiPass integrated provides a quick and easy method for changing the operation of hardware devices directly in the SiPass integrated graphical user interface (GUI). The firmware on all connected devices can be easily upgraded at the same time to ensure that all are running the latest version available. All of this can be done in a fraction of the time it would take to physically visit each device, thereby saving a great deal of time and money.
SiPass integrated can read virtually any Wiegand output-based card technology, which enables existing sites to easily up- or cross-grade without the expense and hassle of having to purchase new cards.
Various networking options (LAN/WAN/PSTN) enable the system to be expanded to include a number of buildings and locations all over the world. The connection to individual locations can be secured by redundant communication pathways (including GSM modems) that are activated automatically if the main connection fails.
For applications that require full availability, it is possible to load the SiPass integrated software onto a Marathon everRun FT server. The result is a system that is completely immune to server failures.
SiPass integrated includes upgrade paths for the following Siemens systems: CerPass®, SiPass networked, advaNTage and SiPass Entro. These upgrade paths make it very easy and cost-effective to upgrade to SiPass integrated.
The Advanced Security Programming (ASP) feature in SiPass integrated enables system operators to create customized, site-specific activity programs and download them to the controller(s) with ease. ASP activities can be controlled and executed using time schedules. Virtual components (flags, timers, counters) can be incorporated into activities as triggers and effects.

The Advanced Security Programming (ASP) feature in SiPass integrated enables system operators to create customized, site-specific activity programs and download them to the controller(s) with ease. ASP activities can be controlled and executed using time schedules. Virtual components (flags, timers, counters) can be incorporated into activities as triggers and effects.

Add-on software features

The optional software modules for SiPass integrated make it possible to tailor the system to meet almost any security requirement.


  • Mifare and Mifare DESfire card encoding
  • Advanced elevator management
  • Apogee interface
  • Management station API
  • OPC alarm & event interoperability

The following features are the ones that customers tend to find the most interesting:


This option makes it possible to add Salto offline components (doors) to a SiPass integrated system. Access control rights can be assigned to both online and offline components simultaneously in the SiPass integrated software.
The photo ID and image verification option enhances the cardholder record keeping function by making it easy to capture photographs and signatures.
The message forwarding option enables the system to automatically send customized text messages to the pagers, mobile telephones or e-mail addresses of key personnel whenever security is breached or other important events occur.
The Apogee interface enables integration between the Apogee Insight building man agement system and SiPass integrated.
The visitor management option enables the use of the same graphical user interface that is used for permanent cardholders to also be used to register visitors. It is possible to capture visitors� facial images, paste in existing image files, record personal details, print access cards and locate a visitor easily.
The graphics option makes it possible to design, import and construct customized graphical maps that are used by security operators to visually handle alarm conditions and continually monitor the status of all points within the system.
Mifare card technology makes it possible to use a single card for a variety of purposes, including unlocking doors and paying for goods and services. Complete Mifare card encoding and profile configuration is a unique feature of SiPass integrated. The system can also supports the encoding of both 1K and 4K Mifare cards, as well as Mifare DESfire cards.
Using this software interface, it is possible to begin recording from any camera with a single click of the mouse button using recording-based shortcuts that can be easily created and placed on graphical maps. All recording events and their statuses appear in real time in the audit trail, and can be played back instantly by simply clicking on the recording event.

Hardware components and architecture

SiPass integrated is fully customized to meet the needs of the organization at which it is installed. It can be set up to monitor entries only, or both entries and exits (anti-passback), and/or it can be used to control the operation of elevators. Areas of a building that have a higher security requirement than others can be secured with video surveillance technology. A SiPass integrated system is built using a variety of different hardware components: advanced central controllers (known as ACCs and ACC-Lites), door modules, signal modules, readers and cards. Automatic backup and restoration of the system database ensures system integrity. Secure data transmission throughout the entire transmission path – from the ID card to the server - provides a consistently high level of security.

The following features are the ones that customers tend to find the most interesting:


The AC5102 advanced central controller (ACC) and the AC5200 (ACC-Lite) play a crucial role in the SiPass integrated system, as they are the interface between the SiPass integrated software and the field-level devices (reader interface modules, input-point modules, and output point modules).

The AC5200 provides nearly all the functions of the AC5102 and both types of controller can be mixed on the same site. Communication between all the controllers in the system takes place peer-to-peer, independent of the SiPass server, so if the connection to the server is interrupted, system operation is unaffected.

The AC5102 is generally used in larger installations while the AC5200 is ideal for smaller ones. Based on the SR35i hardware of the SiPass Entro system, the AC5200 can control up to 8 doors and is a very cost-efficient alternative for branch locations or remote sites.
Any Wiegand standard reader can be connected to SiPass integrated, thanks to our custom Wiegand interface. Readers in a SiPass integrated system can be combined freely to create a truly tailor-made system that suits the specific security needs of any organization, including functions such as secure PC login, vehicle identification, and cashless payment, for example.

SiPass integrated includes market-leading identity management functionality via the DESfire card encoding feature as well as its support for Bioscrypt fingerprint readers. The DESfire encoding feature makes it possible to set the application key of DESfire cards and map cardholder fields in SiPass integrated to applications and files of the DESfire card. Fingerprint templates can be encoded into the DESfire cards as well.

SiPass integrated system architecture

SiPass integrated applications

The flexibility, robustness, and superior expandability of SiPass integrated ensure that it can be implemented in nearly any environment – large office buildings, government agencies, commercial premises, pharmaceutical corporations, and financial institutions are all good examples.

The advanced functionality of SiPass integrated can help different types of organizations overcome real-life challenges in a variety of different ways, such as:


SiPass integrated is ideal for campuses as it can easily manage access to multiple buildings with differing security requirements, as well as storing and processing large amounts of cardholder data. During particularly busy times like enrolment periods, it has no difficulty assigning access rights, issuing card numbers, and printing large numbers of cards while simultaneously communicating with the university’s student database systems.
Since SiPass integrated is built to manage very large amounts of access control traffic, it is the perfect choice for airports. It provides a complete access control and security solution with integration to video surveillance systems and other airport infrastructure. The simple-to-use interface ensures that airport security staff can easily and effectively monitor their security systems at all times.
SiPass integrated includes tenancy functionality that enables a number of companies to use the same access control system completely independently of one another. This is particularly useful in environments with residential units, commercial offices and retail outlets all under a single roof. All levels of the system are capable of handling client groups. Existing installations can be integrated without difficulty, and the use of different card technologies is not a problem.
Striking the right balance between security and accessibility is of critical importance in hospital environments. The large traffic flow typically associated with a hospital and the combination of lowsecurity and high-security areas make a flexible and user-friendly system like SiPass integrated the obvious access control choice.
Safety is of paramount importance within a manufacturing or industrial facility. SiPass integrated helps address occupational health and safety issues by controlling access, providing anti-passback features, and carrying out head counts so that it is fast and easy to produce a mustering report and track cardholders during emergency situations.
SiPass integrated is particularly well-suited to the needs of large companies with facilities at multiple sites. It is possible to manage and administer distributed sites simultaneously by building a network of SiPass integrated sites and connecting them to a SiPass enterprise server. This makes it possible to manage employee access to all connected facilities, handle alarms, send manual commands and view activity logs from any connected site. The SiPass enterprise architecture ensures that each site can autonomously manage its day-to-day security needs while at the same time providing a global focal point for programming access control, cardholder data distribution and after-hours supervision.

Discover Siemens Next Generation Mifare Card Reader range

As well as being attractive, Siemens Next Generation Card Readers introduce dynamic new features and an OLED display to simplify installation and in-service functionality.



Award winning system

Designed for today's bright, clean interiors, yet robust in service, our next generation of Mifare card readers are easy to install, use and maintain. The AR4xS - reader with keypad and graphical display maximises the user interaction with arming, access and recognition messaging etc., resulting in improved and enhanced user interaction "at the door".

Light frame and tactile, intuitive user interface.
Both models have three indicator LEDs and a multi tone buzzer for audio verification. A multicolour light frame enforces access status information. This can be configured to follow the indicator LEDs. Display brilliance is set automatically by an inbuilt light sensor.

Near Field Communications (NFC) ready
The card readers are also made NFC ready.

Vandal resistant
When surface mounted the card readers comply to IK08 vandalism protection for longevity in the harshest environments.

Ready integration with SiPass integrated
The new range of card readers have been designed to work with SiPass integrated MP2.5 or later. *

  • Easy installation and maintenance
    Only four wires are needed to connect the reader to the system. Configuration of the card readers can easily be achieved by using a configuration card.

  • 3CT Configuration Card Creation Tool
    With 3CT it is easy to configure the light frame, LED, buzzer, back-light of the keypad, set the reader address and define card reading profiles for the reader

Support for the latest Mifare card technologies
Smart card technology is embraced with support for the latest Mifare cards including reading of Mifare Classic (UID, S/B) 1k and 4k bytes cards as well as Mifare Plus (UID) 2k and 4k bytes cards and Mifare DESFire EV1 (UID, application/file) 2k, 4k and 8k bytes cards.

Next Generation Card Readers - features at a glance
  • Attractive modern design in a neat form factor
  • Easy to use and install (from both a physical and system configuration perspective)
  • Supported by SiPass integrated MP 2.5 or later
  • Ability to read the latest Mifare technology
  • Vandal resistant
  • Choose between card reader with keypad and display or card reader only
  • Available with graphical OLED display