Access control provides fundamental security by managing who has access to a facility or location and when they have access to it. These systems have a wide array of applications that protect the property and its data, and several systems must work in conjunction to achieve this level of security.
CFC technicians promise unparalleled professional access control installations on an existing or self-contained network that will withstand thousands of activations. With decades of combined experience, our team can install any access control system neatly and seamlessly so that you have even greater peace of mind when it comes to your business’s security.
The industry-standard system consists of a magnetic locking mechanism on a gate or door and an electronic access point, using various authentication methods to control the lock. An electric current creates a powerful magnetic field that keeps the electrically driven locks in place. The current is then governed by the access point, which can respond to different forms of authentication. The most secure forms of authentication that can be employed are as follows:
Biometrics are specific human attributes unique to each person, such as fingerprints or retinal scans. Biometrics is widely considered the most secure of the three authentication methods, as they cannot be physically passed on to unauthorized personnel. It also eliminates the need for any keys, cards, or fobs.
Cards and Fob Readers operate by storing employee information such as name, DOB, employee identification numbers, or a chip on a fob. When held close to a scanner, they will activate the lock and allow the person access.
Keypads are used by entering a combination code that unlocks an entry point. Combinations can be distinct to each person to keep track of who is entering or exiting a location. Keypads eliminate the need for keys, cards, or fobs. The dissemination of the combination does present certain risks, so keypads are often used for more low-level security situations.
Access Control systems are designed with multiple levels of added protection. Advanced surveillance and computer technology solutions help develop a better record of what occurs at the access point. Added levels of protection include:
Timed-Tiered Entrance and Exit
A time-tier system runs on a timeframe set up to allot personnel specific times to grant access to a location. This helps create a digital record, where entry and exit times are recorded as well as whose credentials are used for the authentication.
Video Monitoring and Recording
Recording services create a visual record of who enters and exits a facility. A 24/7 advanced surveillance system can record and store all interactions at the access point. In the case of a break-in or if credentials were used by unauthorized personnel, an around-the-clock visual record provides crucial information to the relevant authorities.
Off-Site Data Storage
Off-site storage is the ultimate fail-safe for storing all collected security data. Storing data off-site ensures that all information will be safely kept and backed up in an alternate secure location. Cloud-based solutions also provide around-the-clock access to information – even remotely when needed.
If you’re not sure what kind of access control system suits your property, the CFC team will work with you to design a thoughtful, secure solution that is tailored to your business’s needs and location. We protect our clients’ businesses, livelihoods, and safety as if they were our own, and we look forward to helping you upgrade your property’s security.
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