As one of the few security businesses in the Atlanta area offering best in class custom solutions, we see a wide range of security needs across just about every vertical. One of the most common needs is access control, but it is also one of the most commonly misunderstood applications. Here are the basics of what you need to know.
What is Access Control?
In any complex topic, it is good to begin at the beginning. What exactly is access control? Access control installations are an arrangement of controllers, readers, user credentials, and door hardware all designed to function based on many programming selections to control and restrict levels of access to or within a facility. These systems can be as simple or as complex as needed based on the application. The cards often used to get into a hotel room are a good example of access control, granting access to one room and no other.
You Can Use Access Control for More Than Security
Like most security technologies, there are additional advantages aside from the security component. For example, access control systems could provide an audit of who was last to access a certain area to help verify events or can provide insight into how the building traffic flows, or highlight underutilized spaces.
Access Control Systems can be Customized
No two facilities will have the same security needs. Fortunately, access control systems can be completely customized to fit specifically to the needs of the facility. Professional access control systems are custom-built to protect the assets of the business and employ the appropriate levels of authentication.
Consider Cloud-Based Systems
Managing security systems is complex and requires a huge investment of time. This causes the self-managed system to be significantly underutilized or even malfunction.
Cloud-based access control systems eliminate these problems. Updates and maintenance to all elements of the access control system are done simultaneously and automatically across the network. Since necessary regular maintenance is handled automatically and in the cloud, system owners can rest assured their system is always running optimally.
Now that you have the access control basics out of the way, call SSP today to learn more!