Improve visitor monitoring and site security with an access control system

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Considering the serious security concerns affecting most companies and organizations nowadays, most of them need to set up specific restriction measures for certain areas of their site, ensuring the fact that solely authorised members of staff are allowed to access them.

Quite obviously, a standard “lock and key solution” is always perfectly possible, but a modern approach is to implement a role-based access control solutions – in fact, assigning a specific set of clearances / access rights to each user of the system based on their credentials.

However, an access control solution can do a lot more for an organization than simply restricting access through particular doors, and offers a lot more advantages over traditional systems.

For example, most access control systems employ either biometrics or smart cards for access, which are a lot less difficult to lose than a pair of keys. Furthermore, it will keep an automated record of people coming and leaving the premises at all times. Each entry and exit is logged, so it becomes easy to track those that visit in non-business hours.

Using an access control system will also lower the risk of trespassing on your organization’s site, ensuring that only genuine employees gain access, and prevent unauthorized individuals from entering without getting detected. A direct consequence of the above is an improved level of security to crucial areas, as well as a higher level of safety for staff.

Our real-time graphical display shows doors opening and closing as it happens, recording the information to be looked at later if necessary, and our access control profiles can be changed within a minute if any suspicious activity is noticed.

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Our access control system also include provision for an entry made under duress. A normal PIN can be programmed as a feature of a normal access permission, working in tandem with the smartcard, but there can also be a special duress code set up. When this is entered, the cardholder (and any potential threat) notice no difference in the way that the door opens for them, but it triggers a silent alarm and sends an alert to the necessary people.

The other method by which people can use our access control system is through their personal biometrics.

The type of biometric identification that we offer for access control is the fingerprint reader, for employers who, due to security concerns, want to be absolutely certain that the relevant person is accessing the door. The image of the fingertip pattern is converted into a code through a secure algorithm, which is then stored on a database for future comparison and authentication.

These modern methods of access control should be the minimum used by all businesses, yet many premises still rely on lock and key. Contact us on 020 8242 9695 for more information on our products and services, or by using our contact form.

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