Access Control Features

Mobile Credentials

Our unique mobile credentials offer innovation and value. It’s the easiest to use mobile credential on the market. Open a door or gate with your phone still in your pocket. Our passive mobile credential technology enables users to simply walk up to the door or drive up to a gate and it will automatically open. The mobile credential doesn’t need any type of special card reader, no Bluetooth or NFC.

Enable or disable GEO fencing. With GEO fencing enabled, the users has to be within the designated distance to open a door. If GEO fencing is disabled, the user can open the door or gate from anywhere. It makes it convenient for residents of apartment complexes, condos or large gated communities to be able to open a gate or door for guests from their home.

When a mobile credential is activated in the system, the Malibu Module will send a text message to the users phone with an activation code. The code is entered into the mobile app to activate the credential. Once the credential is activated, the user won’t have to enter anything again. The app stores encrypted credentials that authenticate each time a request to open is made.

The app can be download from any app store “Malibu Mobile Credential”

Enterprise Connectivity

Malibu Access Control systems can talk to one another for an enterprise solutions. The enterprise solution doesn’t require dedicated Windows and SQL servers, complex network configuration, or port forwarding. Malibu Modules are designed to talk to each other in a plug-and-play fashion. Credential are automatically synchronized to the correct location based on intuitive logical credential activation. Up to 200,000 users/credentials


Phone Entry System

Malibu Access Control has partnered with MyDoorView to provide a seamless integration to their video phone entry system. Once the API credentials are entered into Malibu, all of the user data and credentials are synchronized automatically in real time to MyDoorView. The MyDoorView app enable full video with the phone entry console.

The integration allows the phone entry system to have as many additional access points and all of the other features of Malibu available.

Elevator Control

Usually if elevator control is needed, it’s a separate system that has to be separate form the access control system. The two separate systems make if more time consuming to enroll credentials.

Malibu Access Control has elevator control built into the system. The same controller board that works for doors and gates can be designated for elevator control. That means to activate a credential in the software for elevator access takes no

additional time and is as simple as activating a regular credential for facility access.

Here is a snippet of Malibu Access Control software that shows a credential being granted access to the facility amenities, the second floor, and the penthouse.

The hardware allows for a Key switch override to temporarily disable the elevator control. The elevator control works with our mobile credential, remote open, hold open, and door schedule features.

We believe this is a game changer for elevator control in the access control industry.

Emergency Lockdown

Lock all doors in case of an emergency situation such as an active shooter. All doors that have been schedule open or held open will automatically lock. All credentials with the exception of 24/7 access credentials will be denied privilege to enter.

The Emergency Lockdown features allows you to send bulk text messages to all credential holders to communicate the emergency situation. Messages can be sent to individual groups or to all credential holders.

Alarm Notifications

This feature allows notifications to be sent based on different events. The notifications can be sms text message and email. There is also a programmable relay expansion board that can trigger relays based on these events. The folling are the different notification types that can be setup. There are several reset options for the alarm. The alarm can be active for as long as the door is open, it can be for a designated time, or a combination of door open and designated time.

Forced Entry Alarm

Anytime an access point is forced open, a notification can be configured or a relay can be triggered. When an access point is opened without a valid card read, the alarm will be raised.

Hold Open Too Long Alarm

Anytime an access point is held open longer that a designated time, a notification can be configured or a relay can be triggered. The designated time is set in the software and can be any range.

Invalid Read or Keypad Alarm

The invalid read feature prevents someone from trying to guess a keypad code or scanning invalid cards. A notification can be set whenever there is an invalid card read or code entered.

Panic Code Alarm

The panic code allows the door to be opened while triggering the alarm notification.

Open Door Alarm

An alarm can be configured even for just a door being opened. This alarm will be raised any time the designated door is opened.


Allows software administrators to segregate users into different partitions. Imagine an owner of a strip mall that has several tenants. The owner can setup different partitions for each tenant. The tenant can manage all of their own setting to control access to their individual store. The owner can have “Super User” access to manage all of the partition settings, while partition users can only see their specific settings and credentials.

Software Admin User Privileges

Full access control list (ACL) for software administrators. Allow administrators to see as little or as much of the software as they want with just a click.

Door Interlock

The interlock feature requires one door to be shut before another door can be opened. There are several different configuration possibilities for the inputs on the controller board.

The Door Interlock System can be used in many applications for environmental and safety control such as laboratories and clean rooms where airlocks are utilized, darkrooms, x-ray and other treatment rooms, and more, for example.


The anti-passback feature is designed to prevent misuse of the access control system. The anti-passback feature establishes a specific sequence in which access cards must be used in order for the system to grant access.

The anti-passback feature is most commonly used at parking gates, where there is both an “in” reader at the entry gate and an “out” reader at the exit gate. The anti-passback feature requires that for every use of a card at the “in” reader, there be a corresponding use at the “out” reader before the card can be used at the “in” reader again. For the typical user of the parking lot, this works fine, because the user would normally swipe their card at the “in” reader to get into the lot in the morning, and swipe it at the “out” reader to get out of the lot in the evening. So long as the sequence is “in – out – in – out – in – out”, everything works fine.

However, if a user swipes his card at the “in” reader to get in, and then passes his card back to a friend, the card would not work the second time when it was swiped by the friend. The attempt to use the card

a second time would create an “in – in” sequence that is a violation of the anti-passback rules, and this is why access would be denied.

The controller board can be configured with different combinations of ins and outs.

Open API Integration

Malibu has a full API that allows integration to any number of third party systems. Just about anything that can be done from the user interface can be done through the API. There is no additional cost to use the Malibu API.

Door Open and Status

The controller board has inputs for door contacts and the door status shows in the software. Doors can be pulsed open or held open in the software. Notifications can be sent out based on the status of a door. See “Alarm Notifications” section for details.

Multi-Card Access

Any number of card and group configurations can be used for multi-card access. Multi-card requires more than one card on a reader to open an access point. You can generally think of it as a more secure area where you need at least two people to open an access point.

First Card Unlock

A good example of first card unlock is a situation where you want to unlock the store when the manager arrives. If the manager doesn’t arrive then the store will remain locked. The first card feature can also follow an unlock schedule for the day.

Door Lock Scheduling

Doors can be schedule to be unlocked or locked throughout the day based on the schedule entered into the system. The holiday schedule and emergency lock down will override this schedule and lock any doors that were scheduled to be unlocked.

Time Profile

Generic time profiles are used to control when people can badge in. Time profiles can be complex with different times for different days of the week.

Holiday Schedule

The holiday schedule controls when users can badge in and locks any doors that are schedule open. All credentials with a time profile will not be able to badge in during the holiday schedule. Credentials with 24/7 access will still be able to badge in.

Bulk Import

User data can be imported using the .csv template. The template contains the fields and sample data that can be imported. Credential data can also be assigned to groups in the .csv file. This will assign the proper privilege to the data during the import.

Programmable Relay Expansion Board

The expansion board provides four additional dry-contact relays and a fire alarm input. The relays are software configurable. The relays can trigger on a number of different events such as forced entry, hold open, panic code, and invalid card or keypad code. The relays can be wired into an external siren or alarm or to the input of a silent alarm on a 3rd party alarm system.



Administrative Access

Administrative user accounts can be created to allow different levels of access in the software. For example, you may have a front desk person that doesn’t need full access to all of the software settings. You can create a login that only grants access to activate credentials. Login accounts are created and privileges can be granted to limit functionality down to a page by page level of access.