Prevent tailgating and improve site security with access control

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Access control systems, coupled with physical restriction solutions such as turnstiles and gates, can significantly improve a site’s security and prevent one of the most commonly-encountered forms of breach – tailgating.

Tailgating occurs when a door / barrier / turnstile / gate is left open long enough for an unauthorized person to enter a property behind an authorized entrant. While seemingly harmless, tailgating is common and exposes multiple security risks that can lead to theft of online and physical property, and even violence.

Historically, turnstiles are effective, but only when you have a generous amount of space and flow to accommodate them in your building. But turnstiles also have vulnerabilities – for example, people losing their access control credentials, or trespassers jumping over a turnstile.

That’s why a more complete understanding of who has entered a space (authorized, guest, visitor) and their status (days, times, entries) is a crucial step that companies also need to implement.

This is specifically where the Access Control and Visitor Monitoring systems from Access Control UK can help.

Access Control UK – always in the forefront of reliable, affordable access control solutions

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 biometric 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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