The term access control refers to the electronic security systems used to prevent unauthorized access to specific areas in a facility. Instead of using old-fashioned keys to unlock doors, electronic access is granted based on a set of rules and authorization levels programmed within the system.
There are different ways to manage access control in a facility based on the facility’s overall security level and needs. Some examples of different access control management methods include:
Electronic access control systems will vary widely based on the complexity of the system but in general, there are three main components:
The reasons for installing access control systems vary from one organization to the next as does the overall system complexity. As such, the benefits will also vary but below are some common benefits for installing an electronic access control system for a single room, office, building, or entire campus facility.
When designing an access control system, it’s important to balance security with functionality and weigh the impact the system will have on employees, visitors, management, etc.
Some points to consider include:
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