Currently, technological advances in access control systems are helping us to protect facilities and personnel securely, to reduce the cost of security personnel, to keep control of hours and persons of access (applied mainly to large companies that register entries for its employees) and increased competitiveness and service, among other benefits.
Here are some features you need in your Access Control System:
On the same concept as anti-pass back, anti-time back defines the time after which a user entered a zone is again authorized to enter this zone.This solution can be used in car parks for example, in order to prevent a user, once entered, from transmitting his badge to another user.
This functionality can also be used in conjunction with anti-pass back control, thus avoiding the reproduction of a path between several zones before a certain period of time.
Block the rights of a lost badge
In the event of the loss or theft of a badge, it is important that the user makes a declaration of loss as soon as possible to their badge management service. The rights associated with this badge can thus be locked to block access to people in illegal possession of this badge. This is the only way to ensure that a foreign person will not be able to access the buildings / premises.
This deactivation of the badge can be configured remotely, directly in the IT system in which access rights are allocated.A lost and then found card could possibly be set up again with new rights and reassigned to an employee to access the premises again.
The remote door opening system is an option that allows remote control of the opening of a secure door by an access control.
Very practical in case of forgetting a user’s badge, it also allows remote access of a person without a badge.
The system is commonly linked to an intercom system (or videophone) allowing you to call for an opening request. It can possibly be supplemented by a surveillance camera device to allow identification of the applicant for remote opening. Obviously, it is necessary to check the real identity of the acceding party before activating the remote unlocking.
Looking for person
Beyond controlling access to buildings, a company equipped with an entry and exit access control system can have an overview of the people inside a building, a basic need in case of evacuation!
Indeed, subjecting users to Access Control System at the entrance and exit of a building makes it possible to obtain a view, at an instant T, of all the people present in the company. With access control by zone, this allows you to have an even more precise view of the zones in which employees are located.
In this configuration, in the event of evacuation, the manager of the access control device can edit an attendance sheet by zone to verify the attendance at the meeting point, and if necessary, launch the search procedure. This information will be essential to the first intervention teams to direct a faster search for missing persons.
All these functionalities associated with access control are sometimes optional, but depending on the configuration of the sites, the risks involved and the applicable standards and regulations, they can become real assets for the security of companies.