Standalone access control is an economical solution, intended for the implementation of small access control installations, consist of several to a dozen doors or so and operating according to the simple, typical logic of door control. Standalone devices do not create extensive systems or networks and are managed locally. Administration of a stand-alone device may be performed from the device keyboard level, a web browser, or a dedicated program installed on a computer or mobile device. The installation of stand-alone devices can be performed by an installer of security systems, an installer of low-voltage systems, or an electrician. Due to the relatively simple logic of operation and maintenance, standalone devices can be administered by people who are not industry specialists - usually, it will be a facility maintenance technician, an IT specialist, or even an end user of the system, who has been trained by the device installer.
In the case when the access control installation includes more than a few doors and it is expected to frequently change the authorizations of the system users, the use of standalone devices may be burdensome. Therefore, in such cases, it is recommended to consider the use of solutions offered under the standard access control or advanced access control solutions.