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Types Of Access Control Systems


Security is a major concern for a lot of people in today’s day and age where the news is constantly full of negative tidings. Securing your homes, businesses, and nonprofits is essential. But how are you going to do that?

Security cameras and security alarms are a good start but neither of those options prevent people from being able to get onto your property. What you need is an access control system. These systems rely on devices in order to regulate access.

There are many different types of access control systems that are currently being used. In fact, these systems have advanced far and now come with many features that you didn’t used to be able to find.

We are going to explore the different systems out there in today's article. With this you will be able to better choose which type of access control systems you want for your facility.

What Types Of Access Control Systems Are Out There?

In this article we will cover the most common access control systems out there. There are a wide variety of systems but some of them are only used for high security facilities such as government buildings. In this article you will be able to find the options that we offer standard for our clients at Precision Security Australia.

Card Reader Access Control Systems

A card reader is a type of access control system that relies on an ID card being swiped or tapped in order to gain access to an area. For the most part, modern systems use only proximity based card readers that utilize the tapping feature.

Keycards can be programmed to access different areas, that way your employees will only have access to the areas that you want them to. And to the areas that they need. These access levels can also be changes should an employee get promoted or demoted.

One of the benefits of using a card reader access control system is that you can print information on the card so that the keycard may be used for identification. Here are some of the things that can be printed on a card:

  1. Name
  2. Position
  3. Company
  4. Identification Photo
  5. Company Logo

Keyfob Access Control Systems

A Keyfob access control system is very similar to a card reader system. The major difference is that instead of a proximity card, you have a proximity fob that you can tap against a reader to gain access. These fobs are easy to carry and unobtrusive. In fact, many of them can be stored on your keychain.

Because most keyfobs have a hole to put them on a keychain, they are best used for employees who carry a keychain on them. That could include their personal keychain. It is advised that you require your employees to put their keyfob on a keychain so that they don’t get lost.

Fingerprint And Other Biometric Access Control Systems

You can also have fingerprint and other biometric readers. These systems use your biometrics (or biological identifiers) in order determine whether or not someone has access. Fingerprints are the most common for of biometric access control. These systems are common and affordable.

Pincode Access Control Systems

Another common type of access control system is a pincode access control system. These systems feature a keypad where employees can input a code to get into a door. A lot of companies do not choose to use these systems by themselves as anyone can watch an employee enter their code.

Pincode readers are ideal for areas such as break rooms or bathrooms.

Combination Of Systems

It is possible to use a combination of readers on one system so that different areas can have different types of control. For example, one are can use a keycard on their external doors but a pincode on their breakroom. This is just one example of the many possibilities.

You can also use two readers on one door for dual authentication. That way a door can be more secure. One way to do this is to have a card needed first and then a pincode entered. This is best for higher security areas or facilities.

Get The Best Access Control Systems Installation From Precision Security Australia

There are a lot of options to go with when it comes to access control systems but there is none better in the greater Melbourne area than Precision Security Australia. When you call us you will find friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely skilled staff to help you with any questions you might have.

Call Precision Security Australia today to discuss access control systems.


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