What is Access Control?
What is access control? Access Control is a method of allowing staff or visitors to gain entry to their permitted doors or areas. For more flexibility, we can choose when they are allowed.
Managing large numbers of keys and cost of administration can be a major problem. Keys can be easily lost or stolen or duplicated, and on leaving employment, employees often fail to return them or visitors taking them off site. Securing premises, assets and protecting staff remains an issue for any company.
A well designed and installed system will mean that you can run your business with far greater efficiency and better security.
Access control is about controlling access of staff or visitors to specific areas within your premises. Instead of the usual lock and key method, access control secures your building electronically. Access control systems can make the most of keypads / proximity devices and readers instead of locks and keys.
As an operator, you say how Who, Where and When personnel have access to.
To gain entry, personnel can use either PIN numbers, Proximity cards and fobs, or for a more secure option, use the combination of RFID Proximity & PIN. These systems provide ease of use for low traffic areas or high levels of flexibility over security in heavy traffic locations such as shops hotels and offices.
Applying only quality equipment, keypads, access card, tokens or fobs. With systems offering increased functionality than ever before, organisations now use access solutions to provide identity verification, time management and use the database for their employee information and assets.
Using an access control, changes to personnel are now immediate. Access permissions to temporary contractors or visitors can be adjusted to allow access to specific doors at specific times and even specific days. Lost or misplaced tokens or cards can be barred or deleted quickly without any further security risk.
Operator privileges can be granted to users with the necessary permissions to administer the Access System. A change to an operator’s privileges has the ability to only allow them to control certain areas of the system and users relevant to them.
Why choose access control instead of locks?
Convenient to use
Flexibility – Control who goes where
Keeping your building secure
24 hour protection
Energy saving, money saving
Central control – managing the system
Event reporting -tells you who is where and when
Email and text alerts
Design your own ID cards
Link with your CCTV system
Link with your fire alarm
Extra security with smart and simple door entry systems