About Us

Continental Access, pioneer & innovator, leads on integrating today's technologies

Started in 1961, Continental Access helped form the access control category, and we are still helping to shape that technology today, meeting evermore demanding security and threat-management requirements. As you can imagine, in all this time Continental, well-known for its long-lived systems, has cultivated an equally long list of high-profile clients such as: Citibank®, People Federal Savings, Polo Ralph Lauren®, Barney's Clothiers®, ESPN®, Intel® Worldwide, Harris Corp, McCormick Center, Consolidated Edison, FBI Training Facility, Langley AFB, Walter Reed Hospital, Grady Hospital, multiple Good Samaritan Hospitals, UCSD Healthcare, IUCIS, Immigration Services, Spirit Aero Systems, Miami International Airport, Pepperdine University, U of Penn Medical Center, Northwestern, Columbia, NYU, St Johns, College of Dupage, San Diego State , and top school districts coast to coast, ie., Houston & Austin ISD, Harvard County, Boston Public Schools, Tyler ISD, Dekalb County and Wateloo Schools, just to name a few.

Literally the inventors of CardAccess®, Continental Access, a Division of Napco, has evolved into the developer of tomorrow's smart security and facility management solutions today, creating its own hardware and software for optimized speed and performance. Brand new CA4K®, our all new integrated security management platform, exemplifies this, taking the ease-of- use CardAccess CA3000 was well-known for, and making it even better, with a new look, new fast architecture, new intuitively-designed easy-icon user interface, multiview-windows, decision trees, etc; plus, more integration options & partners than ever. And we now feature, not only our own Continental Conventional Access Control Panels, but also POE controllers, and wireless locks, that act as multifunctioning, self-powered lock, intelligent edge reader, REX and controller, all-in-one.

Flagship CA4K is a truly scalable single solution that is easy and economical to use, program, deploy and maintain and combines integrated access control, wireless locking, alarm monitoring & IP video. Whether used on a small system of a few doors, or a multi-site global enterprise with thousands of doors, multiple credential/reader types and unlimited users, the budget-friendly/IT-friendly secure platform is designed to grow with the requirement, ideal for managing security and better protecting today's schools, hospitals and corporations, it eliminates the costly need to upgrade software packages or replace hardware, or both, "down the road", as occurs with other manufacturers. Also, the CA4K one-box solution, frees clientsfrom pricey add-on modules for functionality and there's no annual software licensing, not to like.

For dramatic labor savings, CA4K has seamless integration with a full line of Wireless Networx® & ArchiTechCustomizable Designer Access Locks and keypads with built-in HID®, iClass® or multi-technology smart readers; as well as ultra-high-speed support for Continental's new POE uniVerse single door controller or expandable, field-upgradable conventional controllers, i.e.,SuperTwo, SuperTerm or AccelaTerm for the fastest processing performance available on the market, (up to 921.6KBPS communications) ie., door opens in a fraction of a second, rapid reports and full data downloads occur in mere minutes – There's even a new non-polling mode option for max. performance, at certain times. And, with multi-database partitions and cloud-based capabilities, integrators can provide a host of managed services for their customers, securely and remotely.

And, Continental works extremely well with others, for easy, dependable integration, and featuring more CA4K integration partners than ever– Besides direct in-house integration with sister divisions, Napco Security Systems, Alarm Lock & Marks Networx & ArchiTech Wireless Locks Series, we've partnered with leading lines for video, VMS, NVR/DVR, badging, biometrics and building management, additionally, it features an enhanced API for other third party integration; as well as configurable custom menus to launch external applications, and customizable-menus, -links and -queries. With the exception of custom utilities, all CA4K applications run as Windows® Services and with the ability to support mobile credentials and multiple credentials per badge holder, leading-edge ease and future needs are accommodated.

Continental Platform Advantages

  • Threat Level Management-Unlimited
  • Facility Lockdown and enhanced security features
  • Labor saving access manager features
  • Visitor management with live cross-check against Gov't Watch Lists, etc
  • Unsurpassed card/reader processing speeds and multitasking
  • Managed Services; Comprehensive Web Client, built in (full access to create, assign and control all)
  • Built-in elevator control, easiest programming
  • Dynamic maps view option and on screen control
  • Comprehensive cross time zone support
  • Napco Gemini Security System Integration
  • Alarm Lock & Marks USA Networx and ArchiTech Series Wireless Locks Integration
  • Central station reporting option -Ideal for Security Offices
  • Multilingual operator support & custom language entry
  • Open API facilitates third-party integration
  • Plug-In architecture
  • Import / Export Utilities - Open exchange between HR & IT databases

As part of Napco Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ- NSSC), we're prepared to serve you better with our own vertically-integrated ISO90001 Certified manufacturing & both New York headquarters-based customer and technical support, literally just steps away from our product development engineers and top management. Plus we proudly stand behind our products, with among the longest warranties in the industry.

Our Partners

Our Clients

  • Arizona State University, AZ
  • Audiovox Inc., Hauppauge, NY
  • Barney's Clothing - NY & LA HQ
  • Bell Atlantic Mobile, Bedminster, NJ
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC, Durham, NC
  • Brooklyn Public Library, NY
  • Cal - Poly State, Pomona, CA
  • Caterpillar Inc. - NC
  • Chase Manhattan Bank - Syracuse, NY
  • Citibank, Albany, NY
  • Coca Cola Inc. - CT & TX & GA
  • College of New Rochelle, NY
  • Colorado Springs Airport, CO
  • Columbia University, NYC
  • Consolidated Edison Electric, NYC
  • Cooper Union College, NYC
  • Cottey College, Nevada, MO
  • Delmarva Power & Light Corp., DE & NJ
  • FAA Center, Miami Int’l Airport, FL
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Facility - Quantico, VA
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Downer's Grove, IL
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Greenville Spartanburg Airport, Greer, SC
  • Hamilton Hospital - Hamilton, NJ
  • Home Savings Bank of America, CA
  • Indiana Toll Authority, IN
  • Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Korn Products, IL
  • Larimer County Justice Center, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Long Island Jewish Hospital, LI, NY
  • Los Angeles PD HQ, LA, CA
  • Lucent Technologies - NC
  • McCormick Center, Chic, IL
  • Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
  • National Institute of Health, MD
  • Nestles Co., Bridgeport, CT
  • New York University, NYC
  • Polo Ralph Lauren - NYC
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ, Newark, NJ
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ, WTC, NYC
  • Port of Los Angeles Administration, LA, CA
  • Port of Seattle Administration, Seattle, WA
  • Pro Player Stadium, Fla.
  • Publisher's Clearinghouse, LI, NY
  • Revlon - NYC
  • Revlon, Raleigh, NC
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • San Diego State University, CA
  • St. John's University, NYC
  • Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
  • Stonybrook University, LI, NY
  • The Oregonian Newspaper, Portland, OR
  • U S Attorney's Office, Boston, MA
  • U S Attorney's Office, LA, CA
  • U S Attorney's Office, San Diego, CA.
  • U. S. Department of Commerce - Washington, DC
  • U. S. Department of Labor - Washington, DC
  • U. S. Department of Reclamation - Hoover Dam Facility
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture,
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • US Federal Protective Services, Atlanta, GA
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories - 5 Locations
333 Bayview Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701 • (631) 842-9400
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