Borer FUSION Access Control Software

FUSION Application Software is flexible, easy to use and has a range of features to enhance security, improve productivity and contain costs.

FUSION offers live monitoring and control of the access control system in real time. It shows the status of all site controllers, door controllers, alarms, input and output ports. User entry and exits are recorded as they occur with the user's photo and credentials. The administrator can control door alarms, lock or unlock doors, add or delete users and assign access privileges.

Borer FUSION card and fingerprint readers and controllers are intelligent. When the network connection to the central database is broken, readers make access decisions at the point of entry. Power over Ethernet (PoE) and TCP/IP significantly reduces the quantity of equipment deployed and eliminates local power supplies, batteries, mains power outlets, control panels and wall boxes.

A large access control system often has complex sets of access privileges demanding significant administrative effort to manage.

FUSION centrally controls and manages all aspects of access control and related functions within any type of organisation, including doors, turnstiles, elevators, visitor and attendance management, and many others, with CCTV integration.

The video shows the FUSION Tru-ID Management Software recording all movement through the turnstile in real time.

A System To Fit Your Business Requirements

FUSION is supplied without cost for ONE workstation/NIM. Each additional workstation/NIM requires the purchase of a FUSION License. FUSION is fully scalable and is suitable for any sized business, with additional NIMs and Databases configured for multi-location sites.


  • Single Workstation running under Windows
  • Central MSQL Database
  • Standalone system that can be used to control a single site across a LAN
  • Includes all FUSION Software Apps
  • Free Software supplied with hardware purchase


  • Several Workstations running under Windows
  • MSQL Database
  • Standalone system that can be used to control a single or several sites across a LAN/WAN
  • Includes all FUSION software applications
  • Simple, straight-forward and low cost Software Licensing Model


  • Single or Dual Servers
  • Multiple Workstations running under Windows
  • Dual Databases with Database Merge Replication
  • Dual FUSION Engines enabling a NIM to switch to an alternative database server at a co-location in the event of the loss of the primary server connection
  • Network system that can be used to control multiple sites across a LAN/WAN
  • Includes all FUSION software applications
  • Simple, straight-forward and low cost Software Licensing Model

Overview: FUSION Systems Architecture

FUSION provides a network-based command and control application made up of a database, application software and a network of connected field-located devices.

Devices in the field include card and biometric access and attendance readers, CCTV cameras, mobile devices and switches with sensors that record, monitor and report. Rules are established that enable devices to work together. For instance, a PTZ CCTV camera can be set to pan to a door and start recording whenever the door is opened or enters an alarm state.

FUSION runs in the Microsoft® Server and Workstation environments.

  • For smaller users and SME's, FUSION is often hosted on a single workstation
  • For large users, FUSION is mostly hosted on a Server (or Dual Servers for hot standby applications) with connections to one or more workstation clients and site-based command or control units called Network Interface Modules (NIMs).

For added resilience and for protection from network faults and failures, large campuses and organisations with many satellite sites or branches often locate NIMs on the sites they control.

The FUSION Engine, Bio Server and NIMs run under the Windows® Operating System as background tasks, called 'Windows® Services'. These launch automatically when Windows® starts up.

The parts of a FUSION System include:




All FUSION Apps are fully integrated with CCTV with the ability to show all events and alarms on graphical floor plans.

FUSION Features and Benefits


Card reader controllers with dual local database

The current live database and the last known good database downloaded are held at the reader which will revert to the last known good database should the current database get corrupted because of a network failure while a database download is in progress.

Managed distribution of power

Controls the energy delivered to every door limiting the power demands of electric releases making the most efficient use of the available energy. The least number of components to install at the door no main power outlet, no power supply, no battery, no control panel and no housing.

Dual path network communications is standard

Each bridge can support two IP addresses so that in the event of a network fault, data to the server can be automatically re-routed via a different network path.

Supports multiple biometric templates

Enables each user to register a combination of up to ten fingerprint templates.

Native TCP/IP communication

FUSION does not use third party converters to achieve TCP/IP connectivity, enabling ease of installation and commissioning.

Event driven communications

Unlike systems which use polled communications, FUSION field devices are event driven; data is only transmitted in response to a real life event, thereby keeping network traffic to a minimum.


Retain control over every facet of ID card production

Includes card printing, the issue of encryption keys and card encoding without reference to the manufacturer or installer.

Full integration

Integrated with visitor management, attendance recording, photo-ID card production all running on the same database and sharing the same network infrastructure.

Security of data from card to database

Data is read directly from the smart card into the reader controller for transmittal via the network without sending data across insecure interfaces such as Wiegand, clock and data, RS485, etc.

Managed distribution of power

Controls the energy delivered to every door limiting the power demands of electric releases making the most efficient use of the available energy.

Faster install time

With only 17 cable ends to terminate, an access door can be installed and commissioned in 2 hours.

'Plug and Play' ensures rapid commissioning

All field devices are ‘plug and play’, automatically logging on to the network and signing on to the server database as soon as they are connected allowing a reader to be commissioned in less than 5 minutes.

Better diagnostics

Remote diagnostic enables the administrator to remotely reprogram and reset equipment over the LAN reducing the number of site maintenance visits.

Supports multiple door locks

Including magnetic locks/maglocks and electric strikes.

FUSION Features:

  • Access Control
  • Server Rack Access
  • Locker Access
  • Roll Call
  • Emergency Evacuation and Mustering
  • Attendance Recording
  • Flexible Working Attendance
  • Mobile Attendance Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance CCTV
  • Guard Tour/Lone Worker Monitoring
  • ID Card Design, Printing and Encoding
  • Visitor Management
  • Tally Board - real time display of people on site
Monitoring and Control
  • Fire System
  • Interlocking Doors
  • Airlocks
  • Mantrap
  • ID/Smart Card Operated Turnstile
  • Biometric Fingerprint Operated Turnstile
  • Change Room/Storage Lockers
  • Server IT Rack Handle
  • Digital/Analogue Sensors
  • ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition)
Communications Support
  • Controller Area Network
  • LAN using TCP/IP
  • WAN using TCP/IP
  • Mobile
  • Wireless WiFi
  • LDAP/Active Directory
  • CRM
  • HR
        Access and Identification Technologies
        • MIFARE® Proximity Card (serial number and encoded)/Token Readers
        • DESFire® Card/Token Readers
        • ISO 14443 A & B Smart RFID Card Readers
        • Card and PIN Readers
        • Fingerprint Readers
        • Fingerprint and Card or PIN
        • Fingerprint Only
        • Fingerprint on Card
        • Wiegand/Clock & Data/RS232/RS485 Interface for HID and 3rd party card and fob readers and scanners
        Remote Support and Assistance
        • Remote Administration with Fault Diagnosis and Resolution
        • Devices Firmware Update/Reset Remotely
        Operator Interface
        • Multi-language/Alphabet Support using Unicode
        • Administrator Reconfigurable Prompts and Language
        • Administrator can Add New Fields to Database
        • Operator Access Permissions configurable according to location and security and privacy requirements
        • Operation across International Time Zones supported
        • Multi-level Administration Permissions
        Graphical Floor Plans
        • Multi-layers of drill down - country, town, site, building, floor, door
        • Click on Alarm Notification to replay recorded CCTV event
        Field Devices and Door Controllers
        • PoE powered Door Controllers, Readers, Locks and Turnstiles
        • Option of Wired, WiFi and Mobile Data for Network Communications
        • Mobile Data Capture option for Student Attendance, Identity Verification, Lone Worker Monitoring, Guard Tour, etc.
        • Support for Proximity, RFID and Smart Card Readers
        Safety, Security and Resilience
        • Three Levels of Fallback Protection - Central, Site and Door
        • Cards and Tokens Fully Encrypted to protect against cloning
        • Connection to Fire Alarm Panel to release all/selected doors in case of fire
        • Optional - Automatically switching to Standby Network Connection, Wired, WiFi or Mobile Data, should primary connection fail
        • Central Database with hot standby option