SDK for access controls is the most used term in system integration. SDK “devkit”, Software Development Kit totally different from API. Never confuse between the two. SDK is the collection of complete software development tools in one installable package. SDK is most of the time referred to as devkit, is the set of tools , completely relevant documentation & associated papers, the code samples, necessary processes, and set of instructions that helps and permits the software programmer and developers to create software applications on a specific platform. API is the purpose built setup while as SDK is a complete combination of the building blocks.
SDK are needed by the software developers for various purposes, in case of Turnstiles & SDK for Access Controls, the SDK is much needed to integrate the unit with the third party devices so that all hardware’s will run in single software without creating technical issues of using multiple software’s etc.
The general classification of the SDK’s are platform centric, the few examples are mentioned as below but are not limited to
IoS Software Development Kit
Universal Windows Platform
.NET framework SDK
Android application on JAVA
JAVA Development Kit
SDK’s are very much useful tools for the purpose of integration and security reasons, as while integrating all levels can be secured against any threats by blocking the fraud or enforcing security requirements like storing sensitive information in case of integration.
In nutshell SDK is used widely for integration purposes in the turnstile and access control industry. When we need our access control to integrate with the third part access control software, SDK is much needed for the same purpose. And in general, it is the discretion of the manufacturer to offer SDK or not citing various reasons.
Nundnet, do offer the SDK for access controls to clients for the ease of Integration and communication to make all projects successful.