Controlling who enters a business is a major concern for everyone these days. With all the traffic that can occur on a daily basis at even a medium-sized or small business, it can be very difficult for businesses to keep track of who comes and goes.
Access Control Systems can range in complexity from a simple card reading system to a multi-level access control system with comprehensive software and multiple components controlling access to external as well as internal doorways.
Simple card reading systems are commonly used by businesses that have fewer worries over security precautions, while businesses that are larger in size or deal frequently with confidential or risky information may do much better with a more complex, multi-level access control system.
Home security camera systems is another option available with access control systems and allow entry to anyone who carries the proper card, fob or device.
While card reading systems require the user to run a card through a card reader, similar to swiping a credit card, smart chip technology takes advantage of RF (radio frequency) scanning technology.
The person carrying the smart chip device can simply approach the RF scanning device and the entry door will unlock after the RF scanner registers the presence of the chip.
Multi-level access control systems can include both smart chip technology as well as card reading components. The access system would be managed through a comprehensive software program that allows you to assign access profiles to all of your employees.
These systems allow you to determine who can enter your building, but it also allows you to designate access within your facility. You can provide certain employees access to particular areas of your building while restricting the access of other employees.