Access control systems are one of the most effective security measures for any business or organisation with a physical premises. They are a barrier for intruders, and allow the foot traffic from employees and visitors to be accurately monitored.
There are a number of different access control systems to choose from, and it can be overwhelming if you are not sure which one might be right for you. Here are some of the most commonly used systems and what they have to offer.
- Standalone systems
Standalone access control systems are used to control access to one entry point such as a gate or door. A digital keypad or device will be fitted to the door, and authorised persons can gain access by entering a code into a keypad, or swiping a card or presenting a keyfob.
- Intercom entry systems
Intercom systems can be stand alone or networked to connect multiple entry points. They can be voice operated or include a video screen, and can be integrated with existing security features.
- Biometric access systems
Biometric entry systems make use of an individual’s unique physical traits to record their identity and provide a bespoke means of access. Common examples are fingerprint technology to unlock smartphones, or facial recognition software.
This type of software reads the key features and maps out a profile of an individual’s face. It measures the shape of the cheekbones, the depth of the eye sockets, and the distance between the eyes, mouth and nose. It is a great touch-free solution for busy public spaces such as offices, gyms, and hospitals, because it limits the spread of bacteria and viruses.
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