Access Control – the perfect (yet elusive) mix of security, convenience and style
Finding the perfect blend between the utmost level of security, access convenience and, last but certainly not least, a modern and attractive style is certainly one of the main challenges every access control and security systems designer faces nowadays.
The premise is that for organisations and spaces to be truly secure, they must be difficult to access. So, by its very nature, access control is designed to be restrictive, allowing only authorised staff and visitors to access a facility or other secured areas inside. This immediately puts convenience at odds with security.
Most people will tolerate the restrictive nature of a controlled entrance using badge, card or biometric because they understand the need for security. However, they’ll be less inclined to do so when security measures prove too much of a burden during their daily working lives.
Fortunately, the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), Near-Field Communication devices powered by Bluetooth technology, as well as the significant growth in the number of converged information systems and identity management tools that are now driving access control are making it easier than ever before for employees and visitors to apply for clearance, permissions and credentials.
Advancements in high-performance wireless and proximity readers have enhanced the user’s access experience when presenting credentials at an entry and expediting movement throughout a facility.
Access Control Wales – Expert suppliers of Access Control systems designer to combine enhanced security with style and convenience
The Access Control Wales system can control most standard types of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making.
The system gives you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point at any time of any day.
It is suitable for operations of any size, from the control of a single internal door through to a fully computerised, multi-site network of control points.
You can integrate CCTV with the software, linking cameras with smart card scanners so that locks releasing triggers recording to begin. This can be viewed afterwards.
There is even a function which allows users to specific that they are entering or allowing entrance under duress.
There is no difference to the reader response when the duress key is pressed but silent alarms and emails are triggered to warn of the entry under duress.
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