In the fields of physical security and information security, access control is the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource. The act of accessing may mean consuming, entering, or using. Permission to access a resource is called authorization.
Simply defined, the term “access control” describes any technique used to control passage into or out of any area. The standard lock that uses a brass key may be thought of as a simple form of an “access control system”.
Over the years, access control systems have become more and more sophisticated. Today, the term “access control system” most often refers to a computer-based, electronic card access control system. The electronic card access control system uses a special “access card”, rather than a brass key, to permit access into the secured area.
When used within this document, the term “access control system” refers to an electronic card access control system.
It can increase safety, security, and productivity
It can give you full control over who is entering and exiting the building
You will be able to restrict certain areas within the building
Access control can eliminate any ‘lost key’ issues
Access control systems can save your business money