As the name depicts, access control systems give access to an individual to access a particular location. This system is part of the respective location’s security, and it is an electronic security system. In this security system, one is given access to a location without being physically available at the entrance.
Any place installed with this system has electronic control over the entrances, and people with electronic access passes can only enter the location. Since this technology has kept its foot globally, it is widely accepted in almost every sector. From corporate offices to luxurious apartments, they all have switched to access controls systems.
This security system gives more sophisticated security to the premise and makes it less vulnerable to forceful entry.
Keys are Supposed to be Going Obsolete
The conventional locking system has its last days of run. Mechanical key-oriented locks are being used in a lesser amount. Mechanical keys had numerous drawbacks, which are no more a worry. People often used to forget keys, and that used to become a hassle for opening the lock. With access control systems, one doesn’t require a mechanical key, so the risk of forgetting it is reduced to use.
Another drawback of keys is that there is no audit trail scope of the number of people who entered the space. If the owner wants to know how many people entered the space, he won’t be able to track that with conventional keys. In newer access control systems, every entrance has a record on its server.
Benefits of Access Control Systems
Access to Specific Rooms for Specific Group of People: In a corporate office, there might be spaces that everyone can access, and some spaces are only for top authorities of the office. In such cases, with the help of a key card which normally is the ID card, access to certain rooms can be authorized or blocked through the system.
Timely Access: Another perk of access control systems is that the access for a particular individual or group of people can be determined on a timely basis. It can be beneficial for an office with different working hours for different employees. With this, an employee will not be able to gain access to space before or after his working hours.
Multiple Identification Methods: Access control systems offer three different identification methods for providing access. The first one can be an access card or badge, which can be given to the employee with his unique ID for access. Second is the password-oriented access in which a particular password can be created for the access of a particular group of people in a specific space. The third is the biometric scan which includes fingertips or the iris of each individual for granting access in that room.
Access Control Systems have changed the whole scene of the security system industry. Its invention is one of the major advancements in the industry and provides much more sophisticated security.