This is a question we hear a lot from our prospective and existing clients. Access restriction is used for many different reasons, and contrary to popular belief, its actually very easy to program!
Scheduling access control, or even alarm systems is usually possible with even the most basic systems. End users can create schedules specified by the hour of the day, day of the week, and/or which door(s) in the building. In an access control application, the code or keyfob/card which is being used can be programmed to unlock doors only between, for example, 8AM and 5PM. Anytime after that, the same code would not grant access. This is frequently implemented where many employees need electronic access to their workplace, but would only need access during those hours.
Alarm scheduling works a little bit differently, but is also a great way to manage many users. Traditionally, each person who needs access to a building is given an individual alarm code, but when there are several people who need access at different times, alarm scheduling can be really helpful. Each day, or week, the alarm will be set at a predetermined time (5:30 PM each evening, for example) and then disarmed at a different time (8:00 AM). This makes it very easy for end users.
Scheduling can be set, changed, and rearranged easily with just an email to our service department.