Everything you need to know about the Types of Access Control Systems

by Erric Ravi CEO at Storify News

If you work for a business that has sensitive areas and only authorised personnel can be admitted then the best way to control security is to install an access control system. This program is installed usually in the field of physical and information security.

To keep everything in control you can use fobs, keycards, biometric scanners, and other devices to grant or deny access, be it parking garages or storage rooms. Whenever someone uses a card- reader or biometric scanner, the entry will be recorded in the system hence making it possible to keep track of every move.

People are involved in the different business of a restaurant, hotel line, clothing line, hospital, etc. and you know that access control is something that is required at the premise but figuring out which type of access control is suitable is a task.

Hence, the following are the kinds of access control that will help you understand your architecture and management style and what type will suit best.  


A highly functional access control system will help you link all door controllers, keycards, and other components to the same network. There are three methods of how you can achieve this: the web, mobile phones, and the Internet of Things (IoT).


It is also known as cloud-based access control, this type of system stores permissions on the interweb rather than storing it on the physical devices, allowing you to view, manage, and control permissions and reports from anywhere with the help of just a few clicks. With the help of the cloud, your devices will also automatically update and vacation settings for your convenience. If you have a limited budget, then this low-cost option is the safest bet.


When your access control system is mobile-centric, then you can manage every aspect of your building’s security from your Smartphone itself. The functionality of this system involves sending an unlock code to a cloud server via WiFi or a cellular signal. This will then allow you to lock and unlock entry points in your business from anywhere, which is useful for granting one-time access to personnel who are delivering packages and performing maintenance.


The Industrial Internet of Things is the key has changed the automation game. Business owners are now utilising it for commercial access control systems. Moreover, all controllers and readers are connected to the internet and have firmware that can be updated in real time. This keeps your system up-to-date with the latest security patches.

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About Erric Ravi Innovator   CEO at Storify News

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