Linear’s eMerge Browser-Managed Access Control system is a uniquely-capable, fully integrated physical security management system. It is the one of the first security management systems built with a ‘Network Appliance’ controller and network ‘edge’ device architecture. This advanced design provides the ability to leverage the strength of a customer’s IP network, and the simplicity of industry standard CAT-5 wiring for devices. The system provides credential-based access control, event and alarm monitoring, video surveillance and temperature monitoring through a set of network devices, each with localized intelligence. Management and control is easily handled through its rich user interface from any networked computer via a web browser. eMerge fully distributes data to the network edge to maximize robustness.