Access control provides security to buildings and organisations by controlling who has acccess, the access they have and also when they have access. This branch of elctronic security has been around for a long time but is now only utilising network topology providing security and facility managers with far greater flexibility and control over staff & visitor movements within a single or multiple buildings. It now provides staff with a welcome relief over the usage of keys and mechanical locking devices. One card Does all..
The current security staregy trends are now moving towards convergence of services on Networks opposed to disparate system running independantly. For physicsal security and access control this will mean the integration of Access Control, Cashless Vending, CCTV and Fire and other security and safety systems. We now have the ability to provide users with seamless control over multiple systems through using networks and common shared protocols. Network enabling is vital to archiving this goal.
So Why Use Access Control
Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys may also be copied, creating even more security risks.Keyfob in one hand, big bunch of keys in the other!
All businesses, whether small, medium or large, have assets that need to be protected from theft. There is also the issue of protecting staff and their property. It is common in buildings that are secured by locks and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day. This opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage.
Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets. Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors, and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company. Barred tokens will not allow access through the controlled doors.