Elevator Access Control

The Complete Elevator Access Control System

A special elevator access control unit is elevator-access-control-with-card-readerused to determine the floors that can be reached based on the door access control credential.  For example, all the accountants who work on the 5th floor can reach that floor, but not be able to go to the IT department on the 3rd floor.  Floors that contain general areas such as cafeteria or fitness center, would typically be available to everyone. The system can also be programmed to allow certain people, such as the executives to go to any floor.

The elevator access security system consists of a door access control reader in the elevator, an elevator control unit, and special elevator control software

Door Access Control Readers

HID-Proximity-card-readerYou can select from RFID door readers such as:

TVIP500H: RFID 125KHz readers with Wiegand interface. Supports HID credentials.

TVIP502H: RFID 125KHz readers with keypad, and Wiegand interface. Supports HID credentials.

Optional Biometric door access readers can also be used. The fingerprint and other biometric readers are larger so installation depends on the availability of physical space.

TVIP-EC10 (and TVIP-EX16) Elevator Controller

TVIP-EC10 Elevator Access Controller

The TVIP-EC10 control panel is specifically designed to control elevators. It includes relays and intelligence necessary to provide secure and versatile access to up to 10 floors.  Floor access can be determined by the credential used.  You can use RFID credentials, fingerprint, or passwords to determine who and when someone can reach predetermined floors.

The TVIPEX16 adds an additional 16 floors each. Up to three (3) EX16 units can be added to extend control to up to 58 floors.

Kits are available in a metal housing that includes TVIP-EC10, TVIP-EX16 (1,2, or 3), and power supply.

Product sheet

Software for Elevator Control

Elevator-access-control-software-screenThe elevator system requires control software that runs on your Windows PC. Besides the professional per-door reader software (TVIPTirSoft), you require the following software:


Software for elevator control per panel.  It is used with the TVIP-EC10 elevator control panel.

The software provides the following capability:

  1. Assign the door reader in the elevator to the EC10 control panel
  2. Set elevator rules such as time intervals that define 3 intervals for all the days of the week and holidays.
  3. Who can reach certain floors
  4. When certain people can reach certain floors
  5. Reports of usage

Elevator Access Control System Wiring Diagram

The elevator control panel integrates with the buttons inside the elevator and the electronics in the machine room. The access control reader in the elevator determines what floors the person can reach. The reader can be a simple RFID type reader or a biometric reader.  When the right credential is detected, and the floor button is pressed in the elevator, the signal goes through the elevator control panel, and then to the elevator system that moves the elevator.


The TVIP-EC10 elevator control panel includes relays that disconnect the button from the elevator system. If the person has permission to a specific floor, the relay is closed and provides the connection between the button and the elevator system (in the elevator control room). The example wiring diagram shows how the model TVIP-EC10 control panel can be used to control the elevator.


For more about elevator access controls and door access control, please see our technical articles:

Product sheet for TVIP-EC10

Elevator Control Using Door Access Readers: Describes how elevator control works.

How Does Facial Recognition Work: Describes the technology used in facial recognition

How Fingerprint Readers Work: Describes the technology behind fingerprint recognition.


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