Access control systems are electronic security systems that manage individuals across either single or multi site premises. The main functions of access control systems are to monitor the locations of individuals in a building, control where individuals are able to gain access and manage individual user permissions to ensure that access is granted to the authorised individual to the appropriate areas at the correct times.
Access control systems can be integrated to work with various types of smart cards. Smartcard systems allow for a single card to be used in multiple applications leading to a reduced cost in card orders and greater security encryption. Smartcards have an embedded microchip that can be loaded with data for use with both the electronic security system in place as well as a number of third party applications such as:
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