Access control solutions should be considered for environments where there is a real need to restrict or control access. This is because they can provide managers and owners with the ideal means of protecting their staff, assets and intellectual property. While tried and trusted traditional methods like lock and key have always been relied on for this crucial task, the latest door entry systems not only offer a high level of security, they can also be used to keep a record of events.
The door access control systems we supply here at Sygma can facilitate the unique identification of people and assets passing between controlled zones on a site. The systems are also used for other similar applications, such as to track employee and visitor movement around an office building, especially in terms of those entering and exiting the premises.
Types of access control systems
With continuing developments in technology, the variety of products for Access Control has improved to meet the specific needs of the market. Access Control systems can function as stand alone or on-line systems connected to an operator station. Products range from token-based systems, digital keypads, through to biometric identification systems.
Integrated Access Systems
The growing nature of sophisticated Access Control systems make them ideal platforms for integrated systems, providing total security management, time & attendance capabilities, CCTV management and video badging to allow the use of video verifications. These may be provided on the same operator position as the primary access control function, or on separate networked workstations, offering dedicated facilities to selected operators.
Token Based Systems
Token-based systems combine security and convenience to offer solutions for applications including: building or site security, asset tracking, patient protection and vehicle identification.
Available token technologies include: proximity, hands-free, magnetic (stripe), wiegand, biometric, smart Card or a mixture of these, depending on the system requirements and capabilities.
In areas where additional site security is required, token readers may also be used in conjunction with Keypads to provide PIN and token combinations.
Digital coded access keypads are suitable for a range of door entry and access control systems. Whether you need to restrict access to a house, garage or office, these keypads are excellent solutions to consider.
The user simply enters a numeric code into the keypad located on or near the door to gain access to the premises. These access codes can normally be set to various lengths with most devices having the capacity for more than one code to be input.
At Sygma Security we can supply self-contained digital keypads as well as key fob readers for internal and external usage.
Online systems generally provide real-time operator management facilities. Systems offer graphical and textual display facilities, allowing easy operator control.
Multiple selectable reports are available to provide site managers with real-time as well as historical reports of chosen incidents. It is normal that multiple operator positions may be interconnected on industry standard local or wide area networks. On-line systems are equipped with password control and hierarchical operator authority levels giving the option of full audit trails.
Access Control devices may be used in conjunction with a variety of different entrance arrangements, not only with traditional doors. Common modes of use include turnstiles, barriers, gates, rising barriers, elevators and double door arrangements.
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