How Does An Access Control System Work?


Managing Access to Resources:

An access control system is crucial in many businesses. Often defined as intelligent technology that can manage access to private resources in a secure environment. Access control systems will use technology to authenticate users by identifying who they are. Once authorised they will be granted entry into a location or system.

Basic forms of an access control system can simply consist of a door, a lock and a key.

More advanced systems will include:

  • Card readers.
  • Biometric scanners.
  • Facial recognition.
  • Eye scanners.
  • Voice activation.
  • Fingerprint scanners.
  • Mobile phone apps.

Smart cards are one of the more popular forms of access control. Firstly, this is because they contain electronic memory chips that can be easily programmed. Secondly, the programming will to determine what level of security clearance you have. Simply allow access to specific areas. Additionally, an access control system will help you manage your workforce’s safety by limiting access to restricted areas and preventing unauthorised access.

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Sectors In Need of Access Control

As you’re aware an access control system is used in many sectors and industries. As well as office buildings we can find access control in many smaller areas including train station toilets, football stadiums or airport security. Additionally, retail, healthcare, hospitality, education campuses, festivals and high-security environments all have some form of access control.

The systems are used in a variety of locations such as:

  • Domestic Homes.
  • Care Homes.
  • Apartment Buildings.
  • Secure Entryways.
  • Vehicles.
  • Locking Doors.
  • Business Premises.
  • Festivals.
  • Toilets.
  • Other points of entry into the premises by using an access card reader that logs each individual who passes through the doorway.
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