Different types of Door Access Control System in the UKby John Mathew Computime Uk
Door access control systems help in providing access to the restricted areas and enhance security aspect within premises. The entry systems can be based on the electronic keypads as well as biometric devices that are being used for verification of the individuals before they are given access to enter the building.
Before we proceed further and explore the various types of door access control systems in the UK, it is quite essential to understand the importance of having one. With the help of this system, one who is not permitted to enter any particular area will not be able to access the same in any manner. These can be installed at any part of the premises including the front door, parking garage, the records room etc.
Types of door access control systems:
In order to maintain the security issues in the UK, it is quite essential to opt for the most efficient system. Below is few popular door access control system in the UK that makes it a high- security zone:
1. Stand-alone locks
Stand-alone locks are specifically designed to control access only on a single door. The lock’s operation is aided by internal replaceable batteries and can be unlocked using a keypad, a card or both. It is very fast and quick and can be operational in minutes after being installed. Since, this system is capable to control the access of only one door, hence the same can not be used in the broader network. Some versions come with hand-held readers that can extract an audit trail from the door’s lock.
2. Proximity readers
This is a user-friendly system and also in case of the misplacement of the card, the replacement of quite easy. Like any other ID card, one can easily deactivate their access card and get the new one issued. Various other verification technologies like photo IDs can also be linked to these cards.
These proximity cards are capable to work from a distance of one inch to three feet from the sensor. Also, the main reason behind the popularity of these cards is that they are slightly cheaper than other systems and are easy to manage and control.
3. Biometric systems
Physical characteristics including retinal scans, handprints or fingerprints are required to be scanned to verify the identification of the person. Since everyone is having unique physical characteristics, these systems are considered to be the most secure and accurate identification systems. However, these systems are comparatively costlier than any other methods mentioned earlier in this article and can appear invasive to people who are forced to use them frequently.
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