In general, an access control and management system is an electronic system that physically restricts access to somewhere, for example, entering and leaving a protected area.
An important section that is usually skipped, as often already have an idea what you want to get from the access system. But often even professionals in this market do not have a complete picture of the capabilities of modern systems.
Take 5 minutes to this section and you will be surprised how much a modern access control system can do.
The access control and management system occupies an important place in the integrated electronic security system of the facility, provides protection for workers, structures and property.
The combination with the functions of time tracking of the access control system is turning into a real analytics system for your business and time tracking is not the only tool for this.
Ample opportunities for integration with workflow systems, personnel management systems, accounting systems, CRM systems, etc. take automated data acquisition and processing to a new level.
A properly designed and installed Access Control System can significantly reduce security costs. In addition, modern access control and management systems contain great potential to reduce fixed costs by automating processes.
Typically, an access control and management system consists of a number of components, from those that identify users to those that decide to grant access. And so if you are going to acquire an ACS, then you cannot do without:
Identifiers- An identifier can be a physical object onto which code information is entered using various technologies. Identification media specially created for this purpose and existing ones, such as a telephone number or a bank card, can act as a carrier of identification data. Also, biometric features of a person can act as identifiers.
The most commonly used access control systems in biometric access control systems are fingerprints, venous finger or arm patterns, face geometry (shape), and the iris of the eye.
Readers- Readers are designed to read and transmit code information from an identifier to an ACS controller.
Biometric Readers- Biometric IDs will be required for the biometric identifiers discussed earlier. Biometric technologies are based on the “reading” of certain bodily characteristics of the user.The data is converted into a unique code, which then enters the access controller and the software database.
This is an important point on which to focus, a biometric feature such as a fingerprint is stored in the user database as a digital sequence from which you cannot restore the papillary pattern of the finger. This allows you to fully comply with the law on the protection of personal data.
Biometric technologies used in Electronic Door Locks have a number of common advantages over traditional systems based on the use of tokens and/or personal identification codes:
- an increased level of security in comparison with conventional identification systems;
- The impossibility of transferring biometric data to another person, as often happens in systems based on tokens and code access;
- Reducing the risk of fraud at checkpoints and workplaces (when used in time-keeping systems);
- Reduction of risks associated with the loss of tokens and the leak of personal identification codes;
- Reducing system administration costs by eliminating operations associated with the processing of lost or stolen user identities;
- Lack of need to remember any passwords (which also have the risk of leakage);
- high accuracy of personal identification.