In physical security, the term “access control” refers to the practice of restricting entrance to a property, a building, or a room to authorized persons. Physical access control can be achieved by a human or through mechanical means such as locks and keys, or through technological means such as a card access system with biometric identification or proximity card readers. With these, the reader does not have to be touched.
What you should know before purchasing a system:
Access Control Systems can manage just 1 door to “control” who can and who cannot get into a building, or they can range up to a system of 1200 card readers–such as the Pentagon–where control is not only used to enter the building but also into various offices and levels.
Most access control systems range in the 24 card reader size, often with multiple buildings. This kind of networked system allows an employee to gain access to other sites around the campus or around the country with just one card.
Closed Circuit Television Systems work in conjunction with Access Control to view people entering, or attempting to enter, any door.
These systems make company security easier and more effective by providing limited access to employees and by providing security staff with the information they need to do their job safely and accurately.
To design the correct system that will work for your company, talk to our staff and find out just how we can help design the system that’s right for your needs while maintaining the necessary budget figures. There are many good systems in the marketplace and we will provide the one that fits your needs and budget.