Access Control

From the earliest dawn of mankind we have recognized a need to restrict access to our home, place of business, or any place that is not completely public and welcome to all who would enter. You could consider that the first access control system was a rock or some other obstruction placed at the entrance to man's domicile. Doors, bars, locks, fences, gates, or any number of obstacles to prevent free ingress have been employed throughout time. In today's world we speak of access control as the system or device that actively grants or denies entry; usually to a commercial, industrial, or governmental structure. Today's systems do much more that just restrict access to a given space, but that is still their basic function. The same terminology that we will use in our discussion of physical electronic access control systems is used in today's IT world, for good reason, to describe systems that limit or control access to computer networks and applications.

Today's systems usually consist of electronic locks, keypads, card readers, or biometric devices. Although these systems do much more than keep the wrong people out, that is still their basic function. Protecting people and property are the basic reasons for deploying an access control system, but improving productivity and limiting liability help business owners show a return on the required investment.

It can be applied on Doors, Half height turnstiles & Full height turnstile, Swing gates.