We install and set up access systems for major businesses looking to upgrade their security. If you’re a business looking to monitor the access of your employees, we can help. We are aware that dealing with access control systems can be somewhat intimidating. This is because there are quite a few technical terms to consider and understand. Since everyone in the organization must know how the access control system works, it’s necessary to train them on how to use them properly. It is also necessary to make sure the access control system is properly installed in every location where it is necessary. The first things any organization should know about, even before they begin the installation are the following:
Components: Everyone, especially installers, should know all the pieces of the access control system and how they work together.
Who Has Access: Every organization should know why they chose a particular access control system, who has access and why they have access.
Costs: Every organization should know how much their access control system costs and know how it fits into their mission.
Setup and Operation: Organizations should make sure the access control system you choose is working properly and is set up and operated to its greatest benefit.
What is an Access Control System?
Put simply; an access control system is anything that allows an organization to manage, monitor and maintain who has access to various internal systems. The simplest access control system is a deadbolt lock with only those you want to have access receiving a key.
These days, an access control system can control access to almost anything, including certain computer files, or it can restrict access to workstations or printers. Such a system can also control access to certain offices or any secured areas of your building, including conference rooms and storage facilities.
How Does an Access Control System Work?
These days, workers in many walks of life carry some sort of access card or badge, which means they are using an access control system. Although they use it every day, most workers don’t understand how it works. Many of them believe they are simply swiping their card against the reader, so the door opens. However, there is usually a lot more to it than that. When they swipe their card, there is a lot going on behind the scenes before the door lock is released and the worker can just enter the door.
The fact of the matter is every access control system is connected to a server containing an access database where all of the permissions are stored. When the worker scans their badge or card, the server accepts the data on that card and decides whether or not the card presented has the proper credentials authorized for that door, workstation, printer or other area or device.