When it comes time to acquire a system that opens doors and barriers, it can be confused with a system that controls employees’ daily work, and they are different things. It is a presence control, which takes into account the day of the employees and data such as their entry and exit, hours worked.
The access control allows the entry or not to a worker. The worker is identified utilizing a card, a password, his fingerprint or the biometric points of his face.
How does access control system work?
Depending on the needs of each company, access control will be one way or another. The most common allow:
Open access doors to the workplace, avoiding the use of keys or people who are responsible for that task.
Improve safety. In companies where there are many workers, it is crucial to control who enters and who leaves. With an access control system, only those people with allowed access will be able to join the company.
Avoid access of people to specific areas. When there are areas of the company where there is valuable material, dangerous materials or essential documentation, it is convenient to delimit the access to these areas. Access control will allow only those people who have permission to do so to enter.
Improve control over the entrances and exits of employees. Until the employee does not identify himself in the terminal, his access or egress will not be allowed. The same does not happen with presence controls.
What is access control system for?
Even knowing what access control is, many times small and medium companies consider if the use of these systems can be adapted to the needs of your business and be useful.
The different types of access control that exist in the market allow that there is access control for each kind of company and the needs of each of them. Some of its most common uses are:
- Open the access doors to the work center: The access control systems are efficient to do without the use of keys in the workplace. There are work centers, for example, in which workers have night shifts and, to access their job, they need a key, either because at that time there is no doorkeeper, receptionist or just because the company does not have any person who is responsible for opening the door.
- Avoid the entry of intruders and increase security: In companies where there is a lot of traffic of employees, customers, etc. It is important to control who enters and leaves the company premises, to maintain a minimum of security and control. With an Access Control System, only authorized personnel can access the company.
- Define the areas that employees can access within the workplace. In many companies, it is convenient that not all employees have access to specific areas, for example, when in some areas they work with hazardous materials, or with necessary documentation, where they keep money or valuable materials-
- Increase control over the entrances and exits of employees. Unlike the Presence Controls, which are limited to recording the entrances and exits of their employees, the access controls will not open the door, barrier, winch, etc. until the employee does not identify himself in the terminal.