Access control systems help us to organize and secure our workforce and organization. It is one of the best control systems that you can implement anyplace and anywhere. This system blocks the crowd in a way that is convenient and easier.
The access control system restricts the pedestrian incoming and outgoing out of a facility. Suppose, when a pedestrian approaches the access-controlled gate it asks the permission of the admin to enter the premises. If he grants the permission he person is allowed to enter else, the gates will be kept closed. Thus, in this way, you are in control and allow anyone to enter.
We can use these systems to imply control in different places. We can implement these in public places as well as in private sectors too. To handle crowds in an organized manner we can add a gated access control system such as turnstile to allow entry of one person at a time. This will structure the crowd as well as will help you in managing them efficiently.
Public places such as stations, hotels, banks, restaurants, airports, etc. can implement access controls to verify the ticketed personnel to enter through. The access control system also monitors the control system to ensure if there is unauthorized entry taking place. Access Control Systems are not only for businesses. They can be used anywhere from Apartment Complexes, Community Centers, Parking Garages and even College Campuses.
What is the use of an access control system?
The aim of access control is to ensure only authorized persons can access physical or logical systems. It ensures the security of organization and data. It protects us if any unauthorized user tries or enters the premises without any knowledge. From applications such as networks, computer systems, applications, files, and sensitive data to personally identifiable information and intellectual property. It checks all the criteria and allows entry of the person.
To ensure any external factor does not harm or damage your facility by any means, access control systems are equipped with different security methods such as monitoring, alerting and collecting customer data.
There are different types of access control systems available in the market. Depending on your business needs and security compliance you can select any type of access control system. All the systems have different characteristics and applications and it varies according to your business.
The most commonly used access control systems are Turnstiles, Revolving Doors, Door: Access Control, Locker: Access Control, PortACC Access Control, Car Park Payment System, REA: Ticket Admission System. These access control tools will ensure security in the best possible manner.
Advantages of having Access Control System:
- Security maintenance:
The access control system secures physical and logical entities. By controlled entry and exit, you can ensure security as every person should have authority.
If your business has many employees, it is hard to keep track of everyone. Access Control will keep track of every activity with respect to the person and ensure your data and security is not compromised.
- Generate Reports:
The access control system collects data as well as manages it. We can also generate a report of any employee, the log of their use of access control systems are shown up with the timings. These logs can also be used in Time and attendance systems to record the time of the employee.
- Dodge any unauthorized entry:
If any person tries to enter the premises of the facility, the access control system asks for credentials of login. They can be access cards, key cards or multi-factor authentication, etc. In this scenario, any unauthorized entry is impossible. This way, you can avoid any unauthorized activity.
- Easy and simple to install:
The access control systems are very user-friendly and are designed in such a way that anyone can use it. Thus, they are very easy to use and capture data. To ensure the installation is not a barrier, they are specified and curated in such a way that we can integrate it into the existing system too.
- Integrate with Monitoring System:
To make the optimum use of access control systems we can integrate them with monitoring systems. This way, you can monitor who is accessing the access control system. This will help us in verifying the users and identifying if anyone is trying to sabotage it.
- Control multiple access:
The business location can be in multiple locations. So, the access controllers on all the locations served by just one access control system. It removes the geographical limit and allows the employee to enter all the buildings.
- Handling a lost access card scenario:
The access controllers have information of employees stored on the database. So even if any employees lost access cards, the access cards can be deactivated or can be removed from the system. This prevents any thefts or mishaps, accidents from happening.
This also benefits when an employee quits the company. If the employee forgets to return his or her access cards the business will not have to worry about it. They can simply remove the access card information of that employee from the database and they will be deactivated. It’s as simple as that!