An access control system is designed to allow access to authorised personnel in & out of a premises, while restricting visitors and the public from gaining access to restricted areas.
An access control system can also be managed by software on a networked computer to add or remove users, check on any movements with reports and to provide management of occupational health & safety of hazardous areas.
Barrenjoey Locksmiths & Alarms can design an access control system for almost any possible commercial & residential situation, from a single stand alone door to large systems with hundreds of doors with elevators, garage doors, boom gates etc integrated into the system.
A basic access control system relies on a pin number keypad, where a pin number is required to access the door or doors required. This type of system is reguarded as a low security level, as pin codes can easily be shared or observed.
Medium to high security level situations require the added security of normally using something physical in your possession, like a swipe card, smart card or key fob. These types of system can be managed by software via a computer, to add & remove users, allow access at certain times of the day, create reports of movement & more.
Also now available in access control systems and is becoming more available & common is biometric readers. Biometric readers identify a unique physical characteristic feature like as fingerprints, iris identification or hand geometry.