Access Control Systems: Smarter Security Solutions for our Time
In our day and age, security technology is advancing at lightning speeds. This is both a blessing and a curse as hackers and burglars have access to unbelievably smart resources. However, the security industry continues to produce smarter solutions to help you secure your business and data.
It’s now 2014 and we are beginning to see that simply keeping your assets, your building, and your information under lock and key is just not enough. Many business owners are finding their security peace of mind in access control systems.
Access control systems do just what their name implies: they restrict access according to different criteria providing a much higher level of security. For example, BTV Systems can create customized solutions for your access control system that allows certain people access to certain locations at certain times of the day. Your access control system can be as customized and restricted as you want to meet your security needs.
A few features of a BTV access control system includes:
- Records for entry, exit, time, and attendance
- Elevator controls with floor by floor access
- Door video stations
- ID and visitor management systems
- Seamless integration with video surveillance
- Web based accessibly
Upping the Ante with a Biometrics Access Control System
Traditional access control systems often utilize a smart card that must be in the user’s possession to gain access. While this is certainly an advantage over keys and locks, the biometrics access control systems provide a significant security advancement by requiring either a fingerprint, retinal scan, facial recognition, or another biometric to access the protected resource. With the biometrics access control system, a unique physical attribute of the person is stored when their profile is created, and only when that match is made can they gain access. Because the biometric access control system requires physical proof of an individual’s identity, the risks of breach are much lower.
The most common Biometrics readers are Finger Print: they allow the user to access a controlled door/area without having to carry and keep up an access card. The other area we see a growing demand for is facial recognition: they allow access by just presenting your face to an access point; there is no need for an access card and you don’t have to touch a common touch surface that can transfer germs.