All You Need to Know About Access Control Systems

Access control systems still seem a bit like science fiction to many people who think they’re only used in spy movies.  The reality is, access control can keep your business safe 24/7.

Access control systems still seem a bit like science fiction to many people who think they’re only used in spy movies. The reality is, access control can keep your business safe 24/7.

Physical security is a great way to ensure your business is safe; this may include security guards, turnstile booths, guard booths, or gates.  While these are all great and functional options, they aren’t always the best or most economical solution.  In the long run, electronic access control systems are the superior option in terms of economics and manpower.  But access control systems still seem a bit like science fiction to many people who think they’re only used in spy movies.  The reality is, access control can keep your business safe 24/7.  Let’s learn a bit more about it.

How it Works

 

Access control systems are based off a credential system.  Every system works with a credential, a credential reader, a credential list, and a processor.  When a credential matches with one on the credential list, the processor opens the door or lock.  This credential can vary.  It can be as simple as a number code and as complicated as a full-body scan.  These days, access control can be used in the palm of our hands.  Recent models of iPhones have a fingerprint scanner that opens the locking mechanism, which is a form of access control.  Electronic access control is one of the most secure ways to protect a business, because it can be tailored specifically to certain employees and customized to work during specific times of the day.

 

How it Can Help

 

Locks can be picked, so it’s not always a good idea to keep your entire business secured with a few lock-and-key access points.  Electronic access control allows you to really ensure that your business has that extra layer of security.  With a fingerprint scanner, only those who are entered into the system can enter; there’s no faking a biological control system.  But the next best thing is a PIN number, because the user has to know a specific code in order to fit the credentials.  Card swiping is another option.  While cheap, it’s probably the least secure, because someone else could pick up the card and use it.  Regardless, each electronic control system is more functional than any lock-and-key system.  

 

SOS Technology Group can help you install your access control system today!

 

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