Access control is a way to electronically control access to a specified area. Locking is achieved using various electronic devices such as electric strikes and magnetic locks. The control of that area can be achieved by either giving someone access all of the time, only during certain hours, or only on specific days. Administrative staff can decide who gets access to what and when they have access to it. Event logs store the history of the system, telling the administrative users the time and date that a specific person accessed a specific door. New users are easy to create and give access to specific areas. Users are easily deleted so they no longer have access to any controlled areas. We install these systems in and around the Wilmington area.
This is the most common type of user credential for access control. This consists of electronic key fobs or cards with ID numbers. Users are assigned these credentials and must have them to "swipe" in front of a card reader to gain access to a restricted area.
Something you know is generally a PIN number that is associated with you. When you enter that PIN number on s special card reader with a number pad, you are granted access to that area.
This includes all biometric style card readers that use your unique physical features as your "key". These reader styles include fingerprint scanners, iris scanners and facial recognition software.
With a traditional hard key system, keyholders easily misplace their keys, leaving your facility at risk of someone using that key to gain access. With access control, that lost key can be deleted from the system ensuring that it will not work if someone tries to use it.
Using an access control system, owners and managers can not only control who has access to what areas, but they can also control the time of day or the specific days that people have access. This ensures that unauthorized persons are not in areas they should not be.
Access control systems log every type of event. This includes when a door was access and by who. Thousands of these events are stored and can be analyzed later in the event of a problem. Access control can work with your CCTV system to get footage of someone accessing an area.
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