Access Control system allows organizations to control who enters a physical space. Traditional doors and locks are the most basic form of a physical access control system, but enterprise-grade physical access control systems go far beyond that.
Components of a Physical Access Control System
A physical access control system comprises the following components:
• Access Points: Access points are the mechanism that controls access to a physical space. These can include turnstiles, gates and door locks.
• Credentials: Most physical access control systems require identifying credentials to gain access to a space. These can include key fobs, encrypted badges, mobile credentials or biometrics.
• Readers or Keypads: Readers or keypads verify users’ credentials. These can range from RFID readers and basic keypads to high-tech solutions like fingerprint readers or encrypted card readers.
Access Control: Beyond Doors and Locks
While many people think of a physical access control system as controlling doors and elevators—physical access control systems go far beyond that.
They can also be used to manage access to private offices, storage areas, machinery, vaults, labs, parking structures, cabinets, document storage areas, and any other space that should have limited access for safety or security reasons.
UTELIT can help you configure a solution that enables access to all the spaces an employee needs access to, but none of the areas that they don’t need or shouldn’t have access to.