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Security access control systems – Ensuring full-proof security to your premises.

by Vantage Security vantage security

Overall, to ensure our safety, we used conventional alarms which had a unique function: to make a sound when detected by a person or an intruder; these sound signals were not adequate to ensure the tranquility of homes or premises.

Access control is a mechanism in the authorization process that determines who may access certain resources, and under what conditions.

 

Every building has to meet various basic requirements for systems such as security, fire-life-safety, ventilation, lighting, health and comfort.

Security comes from the need to protect property, content and personnel. Examples of security requirements are identification of vehicles entering and exiting a car park, controlling access to sensitive or secured areas.

The key objective of access control is to avoid the physical presence of an unauthorized person inside a restricted area. It can also enhance employee safety and productivity by preventing unrestricted traffic to different areas of a building. The owner of a building can also tell who is coming and going through the establishment, and this information can be recalled at a later time since the system can store the information in a database.

The security industry utilizes a vast array of card and reader technologies, this ranges from the very basic (barcode) to the most sophisticated (biometric).

Most access control applications can be integrated to surveillance systems, paging systems, energy management systems, fire-life-safety systems and other systems.

A typical Access Control system consists of a controller sometimes referred to as the control panel connected to several card (e.g. magnetic stripe, smart card) or biometric (e.g. fingerprint, iris/retinal scan) readers, keypads or signature pads, badge printer, a motion detection system, optional guard tour readers, and an optional other systems.

As the standard of security breaches increases, the demand for highly secure identification and personal verification technologies is becoming apparent. This is where it becomes necessary to consult one of the security access control systems suppliers.

An Access Control system can sound alarms and keep transactions when abnormal events occur. It is also capable of recording all the personnel In/Out transactions for reference or for monitoring purposes.

The concept of intelligent environments is no longer a science fiction and has become an active area of research. Soon this technology will become part of our everyday lives.

However, an important issue needs to be solved to make this technology practical: security. Access control mechanism is an important aspect of security, because it determines who has access to resources. It also allows rich interactions between users and the environment, and provides means to protect privacy.

The concept of intelligent architecture started as an interest in the latest integrated building systems operating a single building or facility, so that systems can communicate and exchange information.

The communication among these systems allows the right responses and decisions to operate buildings in a productive, economical and convenient way.

Communication and information sharing prevents decisions from interfering with other systems’ responses or operation. Systems’ decisions and responses form the responsive architecture that is represented by systems outputs.


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