Access control systems
Access control systems are the most commonly used security systems which aim at protecting the property itself as well as health and lives of the people who stay/live inside. They are gaining popularity due to the wide range of use, simple and adjustable construction, and relatively low implementation costs. Access control systems reduce the risk of data and property theft.
The system devices allow to keep track of employees moving across the building, archiving such data and calculating the number of people residing in the building in case of emergency or evacuation. If the system is configured properly, it allows to systematise human traffic across the building. It is also possible to grant access to specific rooms/buildings only for selected employees, as well as keep statistics for entering/leaving those parts of the building.
It is possible to use different types of entry restrictions as a part of the access control system, such as electric locks, reels, barriers or electromagnetic bolts. Solutions like the ones mentioned above are often used with proximity cards or biometric scanners. Access control systems protect specific areas from unauthorised access and therefore provide a high level of security.
This kind of security systems is used also in kindergartens and schools in order to provide safety to pupils and teachers. Applications designed for kindergartens are capable of recording and calculating the exact time each child spends in the facility, so that it is possible to precisely calculate monthly fees based on the aforementioned data.
Access control systems are obligatory in buildings where security is of particular importance, as well as in agreement with the Mass Events Security act. Proper access control set up allows cooperation with fire alarm systems, which helps to conduct safe and effective evacuation in case of emergency.