What is an access control system?
Access control consists of verifying whether an entity is like a person, vehicle, computer, etc. That request access to a resource has the necessary rights to do so.
Access control offers the possibility of accessing physical resources, for example, a building, a local, a country, or logical or digital resources, for example, an operating system or a specific computer application.
Access control components:
An authentication mechanism, for example, a password, a key, a biometric system. This mechanism is not useful only by itself, but it is essential for the operation of the following two:
An authorization mechanism. It is that method that is completed after the authorization of a system or an entity that permits us to obtain the data or access to a private place.
A traceability mechanism. It serves if you want to identify a posteriori the person responsible for an action.
Benefits of Implementing Access Control:
- Control of entry and exit of personnel.
- Savings in staff time and overtime.
- Security when opening doors.
- Speed and agility in the registration process.
- Safety and agility in vehicular access.