Access Control Systems

Access Control Systems Products


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. Locks and login credentials are two analogous mechanisms of access control. The term access control refers to the practice of restricting entrance to a property, a building, or a room to authorized persons. Physical access control can be achieved by a human (a guard, bouncer, or receptionist), through mechanical means such as locks and keys, or through technological means such as access control systems like the mantrap. Within these environments, physical key management may also be employed as a means of further managing and monitoring access to mechanically keyed areas or access to certain small assets.

Access control systems provide the following benefits

  • Monitoring entry and exit of people in and out of protected areas.
  • The access card can be reprogrammed as needed instead of having to make additional keys.
  • Minimize the need for security guards.
  • Detecting crime and theft from electronic access records.