Each access control system requires a server that stores permissions in an Access database. As such, it acts as the center or “brain” of the access control system. It is really the server that makes the decision whether or not to unlock the door by matching the credentials presented with the credentials authorized for that door. The server Scada Integrator can be a dedicated local computer running Windows or Linux, a cloud server, or even a decentralized server. The server also tracks and logs access-related activity and events, and allows administrators to extract event reports from previous data over a period of time. The reason for this precaution is that all locks are connected to it.
Nowadays, instead of keys, we carry access cards or ID cards to enter secure areas. Access control systems can also be used to restrict access to workstations, file rooms where sensitive data is stored, printers, and front doors. In larger buildings, access to the exterior door is usually managed by a landlord or a management agency, while access to the interior door of the office is controlled by the tenant’s company. The information encoded in the credentials identifies the cardholder in the system.
With much of the U.S. population currently moving and demographics in major cities changing, businesses are keeping pace with adding offices in new areas, moving to new locations, and resizing. On-site security requires its own physical space for equipment, an additional budget per building for employees, and changing specifications based on service selection. With hosted security, your service choices can follow seamlessly as your needs change. As EAC solutions become more sophisticated, the campus locksmith is no longer the only guard for installing and updating door locks. Today, access control affects IT departments, facility managers, campus police, sustainability directors, and more. The only key element of the EAC system that cannot be overcome without biometrics or integration with the video surveillance system is when someone steals or borrows someone else’s ID card.
Large companies create more opportunities for unwanted visitors to go unnoticed. With an access control system, people need credentials to gain access to the building, and you can be sure that everyone in the building should be there. Access control systems allow trusted people to enter and keep others away. In an emergency, access control systems ensure the safety of your employees.
Just as many of us are trying to transform our homes into smart homes with the latest technology, companies now have a desire for smart office automation. It is common to add additional tracking in addition to monitoring and granting physical access. With tracking capabilities, managers can collaborate with HR departments to manage employees and record employees’ time on site. Access control can even be useful for tracking a specific time for a particular project.