There Are 3 Main Elements to Access Control:
Identify: The system must determine the identity of any individual entering the building or accessing any secure areas in the building.
Authenticate: Next, the person’s identity must be authenticated. Authentication methods include passwords, smart cards, fingerprints, and encryption keys.
Authorize: After authentication, the access control system is able to grant individuals access to the building or restricted areas based on predetermined criteria.
About Access Control
Detect and Prevent Intruders - Access control systems are conspicuous in high-security facilities that need to keep intruders out. Intrusion examples include employees or visitors who intentionally try to gain unauthorized access to restricted areas. There are also cases of visitors who might get lost while in your facility.
Industrial Safety - You can prevent industrial accidents. For example, you can control the number of people who can access hazardous areas.
Criminal Activity Deterrent - As a building owner, you face security challenges including vandalism and burglary. Owing to its intimidation factor, the use of surveillance cameras is proactive in preventing crime.
Safe Working Environment - Your employees will feel safer and more secure.
Reduce Theft - Employers can grant limited access to high-risk or stock areas without increasing the risk of internal theft or damage to inventory or other assets.
Login Reports - See who has accessed which areas and the time of access. Create an audit trail. Electronically manage the time and attendance of employees.
Customize Access Schedules – Minimize your risk by not allowing more access than is necessary for each user. For example, give your employees building access only between the hours of eight and five. You can also require access control for short-term staff or you can even provide an employee with access 24/7. You can give your employees access to the main facility but not to the supervisor’s office or other off-limits areas.
Remote Access – Your system can allow you to allow individuals access when you are not there yourself.
Common Building Access Control Systems
Gate Entry Systems
Gate Entry Systems enable you to monitor the movement of people in and out of your building. Appropriate security clearances are provided. Each security clearance will grant access to specific areas so you can monitor personnel movements until they exit the building.
Biometric Readers are ideal for high-security applications in order to ensure that only people with required clearances can access sensitive areas within your facility. Biometric readers work by scanning unique features such as handprints, fingerprints, or even a person’s iris, to verify their proper security clearance.
CCTV Camera Systems
CCTV Camera Systems are necessary for high-interest security areas to give you a visual record. Surveillance cameras with high-resolution images can be used for facial recognition, vehicle number plate recognition as well as high-security monitoring and access control functions.