Access control is defined by the US military as “the selective restriction of access to a place, or other resource.”
A breach in security is a real risk to business, and that is why our Access Control solutions all utilise some form of proof of identity. It follows therefore that for optimal performance, identification by a personal form of physical feature is best, whether it is by fingerprint, hand scanning, retina scanning, or a facial detection system.
The identity of everyone requiring access will be held in the system software
Access terminals combined with door controllers and electric locks form a physical barrier.
In order to gain access to your premises a person needs to provide a proof of identity via a terminal which will check against a valid list of names stored on the controller, and if valid the door will be released. It will then re-lock after a set interval.
All employees need access to the premises, but some may be restricted to specific areas within the building, so that restrictions may be applied at internal doors.
It may also be possible to keep records of persons who have tried to gain entry to areas to which they are not entitled.
Our preferred method is by a stand-alone system independent of Time and Attendance which eliminates a number of limitations.
What are the benefits?
- The benefit of access control over physical keys, is that keys can be lost, stolen or copied, and no record is kept of who accessed a particular door
- If someone leaves your employment under a cloud, then their access can be switched off immediately.
- Access control software records who entered an area and when.
- It increases the security of employees’ belongings, and the assets of a company.
- Prevents employees entering potentially dangerous areas.
- The clocks can be programed so that people are only allowed access to their correct place of work.
- Fire alarms can be connected to open all doors in the event of a fire.