Tailored Access Control Installation Solutions
An access control solution for your business property or home is an all-in-one security solution. It can enhance security levels, providing comprehensive protection from internal and external threats. Access control systems can be tailored to suit your bespoke business or property requirements by an accredited access control systems installation company like us, Satori Risk. However, before we dive into why you should rely on our team of experts and years of experience, let’s explore how an access control system can benefit you no matter what building type you are looking to protect. In this article, we will discuss what an access control system is, how it works, and how easy they are to integrate and maintain.
What is an access control system?
The broad definition of an access control system is an electronic solution that manages the flow of people into and out of a building or residential premises. They can also be used to manage the movement of staff, and visitors within a building should restricted access be required for specific areas. Besides managing the flow of people in buildings, access control systems are often used to manage vehicle traffic onto building sites, into parking garages and other external areas where people access requires monitoring. How does it do this? Users must present a swipe card, fob, PIN or biometric information (fingerprints/ facial recognition) to the reader or PIN pad, which sends the credential data to the door controller. This data is then reviewed and checked against the authority levels saved to the system. If the user has the correct access rights, the door unlock signal is sent to the locking mechanism, which releases the door lock mechanism, gate or barrier, allowing the staff member to access the area. In summary, an access control system identifies, authenticates and authorises access for approved staff, visitors or employees.
The three primary functions of this type of control are:
- To monitor the location of employees, clients and visitors in the building/ on-site
- To control access to specific areas
- To grant individual user rights and permissions for designated areas and time schedules (day/night)
Access control systems are often called door entry systems as their job is to control the doors or entry points to the building or property. Using a combination of software, proximity readers, cards, fobs, or biometric technologies wirelessly linked to a network or PC, an access control system is your solution to a seamless, efficient security system.
3 Types of access control
For an access control system to be effective, the usage of the building and current security measures in place need to be reviewed; this ensures that it will meet the security needs of the building. To do this, you need to be aware of the three primary types of access control.
- Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
The property or business owner sets access rights to designated areas or digital information for each person in the building or onsite.
- Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
This is often used in facilities that require high levels of security to protect classified information, such as government institutions. Access rights are governed by a central authority rather than the owner.
- Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Role or rule-based access control can be used in private homes and businesses. Access rights are governed by the security manager and set according to job title, time schedules or location.
When choosing the appropriate type of access control for your entire building or property, factors such as size, type of business you run, company procedures and policies all play an essential role in the decision process. For example, large scale organisations dealing with sensitive or confidential information would need to use a mandatory or role-based access control system, while a school would require a more flexible option such as role-based or discretionary access control.
9 Benefits Of Access Control
Access control systems are extremely versatile and can control a single door in the home or multiple entrances for office and commercial buildings or industrial sites.
- Provides an extra layer of security to the building site, property and surrounding areas
- Reduces insurance premiums due to enhanced security levels
- Eliminates the cost of replacement keys, thus reducing the risk of theft and vandalism
- Easy integration with existing security systems such as CCTV systems, intruder alarms and intercom systems
- Regular maintenance visits ensure reliability and the system is up to date at all times
- Staff, supplier and visitor reporting
- Safety monitoring in the event of a fire or other emergencies
- Provides an audit trail for timesheet and payroll
Restricts access and offers full control over entry points, gates and sensitive areas
If you are considering the installation of an access control system, we advise that you speak with the expert access control installers at Satori Risk. They can help you create a quality access control system that compliments your unique business structure.
Why Satori Risk Is The Access Control Installer For You
There are many access control system products on the market but determining which one will provide the protection you need can be daunting. However, with the guidance of expert access control installers in London, such as Satori Risk in the South East, you can be assured that your bespoke system does the job it’s meant to do – protect you, your staff and your assets. We pride ourselves on setting the highest standards in the industry. Whether you need to design your new system from scratch or review and integrate your current standalone security equipment, the Satori Risk installation team can offer their expertise. Furthermore, we also offer maintenance services for all our control systems but are happy to maintain existing systems such as Paxton as well.