Access Control Systems restrict how and when people enter or exit an area.
Access Control Systems monitor the movement of people or vehicles in a restricted area and identify individuals through the use of PIN Codes on Electronic Keypads, cards & fobs on Proximity Readers, Facial Recognition or Biometric readers – e.g. fingerprint readers.These systems allow you to control who goes where and when. They can automatically lock or unlock doors at designated times and restrict access to individuals who are authorized to be there. Access control is the only technology that proactively attempts to keep unauthorized individuals out of a building or areas within a facility. Typical applications: Controlling Access into Schools, Creches, Gyms & Leisure Centres, Offices, Apartments, Car Parking Areas & Warehouses. These systems can also be used for Contact Tracing in the Workplace.
Systems can be programmed to allow certain users to enter specific areas only at designated times.Other users can be allowed to enter all locations at all times.
Systems can automatically lock a door or gate each evening at a certain time and unlock it at another time. They can also be automatically interfaced with other Building Control Systems e.g. To release some or all doors in the event of a Fire Alarm Activation.
Using a different key for every door can be cumbersome and time consuming. Keys are easily lost or duplicated and past employees ofter do not return keys. Access control systems eliminate this concern by deleting the card from the system to deny the former user access, this can be done remotely.
Keys are also anonymous. Access Control Systems create a detailed audit trail so you know exactly whose card opened each door and when. This can provide you with critical information before and after an incident. It can also facilitate Contact Tracing at this time.
By including colour coded distinctive badges access systems can readily identify visitors, temporary employees, contractors and regular full time employees. By including a photo of the user on the credential you can help building occupants know the card user is the person to whom it was issued.
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