Understanding access control systems can be quite difficult. In most cases, the door of your home or office is considered the access point. Several things can be considered one of these points, however, including gates, elevators, turnstiles and other types of barriers where entry has the potential to be controlled electronically. In some instances, the lock on the door is unlocked by you, the operator. When automating this action, a reader is added. These readers can be a keypad using a code or even a biometric reader. The readers used aren’t the devices that make entry decisions. They send the number of the card to a control panel that cross checks the card against numbers that are allowed access. A light indicator often lets users know whether they’re granted access.
When using an access control system, it’s typical that only entrances are controlled, not exits. If this isn’t the issue, another reader must be used. Free exit doors also require a special request-to-exit device. These can be either motion activated or have a button to push. These devices can be used to bypass alarms to allow you to easily exit.
Another common method of verifying identity for access is passwords. Other authenticators can also be used to verify the user. At Staso, we can put together an effective system to allow your employees to easily and safely access areas of your business, whether they have their physical smart card or they need to be able to gain access in another manner. Two-factor authentication can be a valuable asset.
Keep your home or business safe from burglars, thieves, and other criminals by installing top-of-the-line access control systems throughout your property. Contact us today to get started.