Access Control
Browser Managed Systems
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Nortek Emerge | Browner Managed Access Control Systems

**Armor Lock & Security, Inc. has Nortek factory certified eMerge technicians on staff. If you want to try eMerge contact us and we can give you access to a test system**

We are excited to offer our customers browser managed security systems at an economical price. No longer do you need a dedicated computer pushed away in some IT room to control your system. With the Nortek eMerge system you can easily tie together two separate facilities under one access control system, whether they are next door to each other or across the country. Nortek's new Emerge Essential & Essential Elite systems are feature rich systems at an economical price that offer a superb feature list. Look at the product video below and contact us with any questions.

The eMerge Essential Plus™ embedded browser-based network appliance makes advanced security technology reliable and affordable for any entry-level access control application. With tens of thousands of access control systems deployed in the field, and backed by decades of experience, Linear continues to deliver unprecedented value and innovation.

This full-featured, self-contained hardware/software access systems is perfect for commercial, industrial, banking, medical, retail, hospitality, and other businesses where users need to secure their facilities, manage access of personnel, create and analyze reports, and monitor the system remotely from any web browser.

The comprehensive wizard is fast and intuitive, saving significant set-up time. The eMerge Essential Plus can be seamlessly scaled up, via software keys, to other eMerge E3-Series systems providing increased door and reader capacity, enhanced features, and higher level capabilities. The eMerge E3-Series makes expansion easy.

The eMerge Essential Plus sets new standards of excellence for reliability, ease-of-use, expandability, best-in class value and lowest cost of ownership.


  • Shared hardware and software architecture across all eMerge E3-Series means easy upgrades and expansion
  • Reliable, IT-friendly embedded Linux operating system eliminates:
    • Virus / spyware attacks
    • Operating System update dependency
  • eMerge Essential supplies the right amount of access control businesses need:
    • Starts at 1-door / 2-reader capacity with out-of-the box expansion capability to 4-doors / 8-readers
    • License key-based scalability (No additional hardware is needed to expand to 2, 3, or 4 doors)
  • Intuitive quick-start wizard allows for ultra-fast setup, saves hours of time versus traditional systems
  • Browser-based management enables system status and updates from any place, with any browser, on any operating system
  • Easily scalable via software upgrade to higher-capacity E3-Series eMerge systems
  • Midsized metal enclosure with key lock
  • UL 294 Certification (pending)
  • Includes ODBC-compliant MySQL database with API

Hardware Features

  • 100% solid state components for extended service life
  • High-speed processor handles multiple simultaneous users and more than 30 transactions per second
  • Integrated tamper switch and inputs / outputs for additional functionality
  • Optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) available (allows for backup power through a UPS)
  • eMerge Essential Plus includes:
    • A 5-amp 12 VDC supervised power supply
    • Capable of housing an additional expansion module
    • Battery backup-ready enclosure

Software Features

  • One common software for all platforms, based on Linear's industry leading access control software
  • Dashboard displays full system status at a glance including:
    • Event and activity log
    • Customizable door diagrams/floor plans with factory default templates
  • Time-saving and convenient features:
    • Integrated card decoder
    • CSV flat file database import
    • Dynamic event filtering
    • Built in audit-trail
    • Automatic daily data backup to Micro SD or FTP-based storage
    • Usable from iPhone, iPad, Android or other mobile devices
    • E-mail, text message notifications
    • Simple, easy-to-use predefined reports
    • Built-in documentation library