It is important as a business owner that we know who is coming and going from our facility at all times. Tracking this is often a difficult task. We do this for safety and security reasons. It is expensive to hire a security company to watch the flow of traffic and track it for you.
That is where access control systems come into play. An access control system allows you to monitor when people enter and exit access control systems help to keep unauthorized people out while providing flawless access to those who are authorized to be there.
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Access control systems have three main mechanisms. They include a controller, locks and the device that enables and disables the lock. The controller is a multi-level device that is programmed with software from a computer that manages the system.
This is where your control access, create accounts and look at the logs of entry and exit. Cost is usually a factor with how in-depth the reporting from the controller. The more detailed the options and flexibility in programs the more expensive the system.
The locks are enabled and disabled per command from the central control system, computer. There are two different types of locking systems available, electric and magnetic. Magnetic locks tend to be chosen moreover electric locks. They tend to be a bit more costly but are advantageous because of their strength, ease of installation and power.