Access control as technical protectionPublished 25.05.2018
The purpose of access control is to protect against unauthorized access to residential and commercial buildings, or parts of buildings. It can be mechanical (ramps), electronic or combined, and it will be used depending on the vulnerability of an object or part of an object than needs to be protected, and it is necessary to control the access of persons and vehicles.
Keys are not sufficient protection
Controlled distribution of keys cannot satisfy security standards at the level the same can be achieved through electronic protection. Keys can be lost or stolen, and from a security aspect, in that type of situation it is necessary to change all cylinders and provide employees with new keys, which is a great expense. Even high-quality security keys can be copied and there is no ability to know who can enter the secured area. Keyholders can use them at any time and there is no possibility to record when someone has used the keys, which is important in cases of unwanted events in protected areas.
Access control key cards are cheaper and easier to replace
Electronic access control systems are significantly more efficient. If access control ID card is lost, it can be easily deleted with a minimum cost for a new card for a specific employee. Depending on the technology that is used, the cards are almost impossible to copy, and if someone has a sophisticated copying technology, it is easy to determine if that card was used. It is possible to determine when access is possible or denied for each user and each door, for example, outside of the regular working hours. If it is established that something has happened, review of the access (entry/exit) can determine who and when has entered the room.
Wide range of access control application
The incentive for the introduction of an access control system are several, and are related to the security and management functions that the system provides. It is important to emphasize that access control equally applies to the control of access for pedestrians, as well as vehicles and machines, which increases the scope of application and increases the possibility of optimizing business processes and increases the level of security.
Access control is applicable in all types of facilities
Access control is used in various size and purpose facilities – from very small residential buildings to very large industrial complexes. Consequently, the equipment available on the market is adapted to various applications and for those that do not deal with professional access control systems, it is difficult to choose the appropriate products that will meet their specific needs with their specific functions.
The choice of technology depends on the application
Standalone system is an economic solution for swapping keys, where the controller and the reader are in one device, and it is operated only with one door (the power outlet exit). The cards are programmed on the device by using the keyboard and/or cards. Due to low cost and easy installation, it is suitable for controlling access for low-risk facilities such as residential and small business buildings. Unlike autonomous systems, the access control system connected to a computer is meant to control multiple-component doors and is managed by a computer program. It allows greater flexibility and integration with other systems, so the related systems are most used in business applications. The current most widely used identification technology is identification with a contactless card.
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