Access Control System
Description and Purpose
Figure 1: Manipulating door access capabilities
Access Control systems allow
people to enter certain departments during a scheduled time frame. You can
control one or more
door controllers in a system. It provides a range of system
authority for users.
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The maximum number of doors on
the system depends on the
control panel you choose.
By issuing an identification
device to each person in the facility,
you can use the system to limit access into certain departments or rooms
to authorized people. By integrating the access system with CCTV Cameras, you can view activity as users disarm and gain access to
departments in the facility.
Door access can depend on the userís classification, the time of day, which door is being
approached, and the armed state of a department. In addition, changes to
the status of a zone can either cause a door to unlock, or cause the door
to lock. By using one or more of these attributes, you can create
access control policies that are extremely flexible yet secure. By using
an access control system, you can separate the general public and
unauthorized users from authorized users.
Figure 2: Typical Access
You can use the system to
conditionally unlock any door in the facility. Typically, access systems
cover all perimeter doors and interior doors that lead into high-security
rooms or departments.
Figure 3: Access Door
Solving Access Control Issues
A facility's staff changes
frequently. Lost keys and keys of employees who fail to return them at termination, dramatically reduce the effective
security of door locks. By assigning each person an electronic
identification device, such as a proximity card or key fob, the
identification device can be removed from the system, disabling it
from being used. In this case, human resources would simply replace the
identification device instead of changing the locks on the related door in the
Many facilities require that a
supervisor be on site prior to allowing other personnel into the building.
The system can be configured so only supervisors can disarm an alarm and enable access to doors by other personnel.
Different departments operate
according to various schedules for different doors. The system allows you
to individually schedule doors to allow access to personnel based on the
userís authority in the department.
Keeping the general public
outside restricted areas is a challenge, especially through doors that
employees must frequently use. The system is the most flexible way to
achieve this goal. Automatically locking and unlocking lobby doors can
increase safety outside of normal business hours. This can also minimize
overtime costs related to last-minute customers. The system can hold a
door open, or lock it according to a schedule.
The cost of a guard service is
significant. By using access control, intercoms, and cameras, you can
minimize the manpower requirements and quickly reduce the high cost of