Physical Access Control Systems
Access control systems ensure that only authorized persons enter your corporate premises, providing comprehensive security solution.
Access control systems
Comprehensive security for your business
Access control systems ensure a high level of security for the entire company, controlling access to the entire building and to individual areas inside. In this way you ensure that all offices, production units and other sensitive areas are optimally protected. Access control is not only important for private companies. Authorities and government buildings can also be well protected in this way.
Comprehensive access control for a building
PACS (Physical Access Control System) solutions provide physical access control, preventing unauthorized persons from entering a building or a room. This is in contrast to logical access control, which serves to protect data. In order to be able to access the server and data storage, further identification is necessary – usually by means of a password.
Access control systems consist of several individual elements. For example, an access point is required that is equipped with a physical barrier – usually a door. A credential reader must be located at this point of entry. The individual employees require certain credentials which need to be checked. This can be through the use of a chip card. However, app based access control systems that use smartphones for authentication are also being used more and more frequently. The individual reading devices are connected to a central control panel or to an access control server. This allows easy authorization management.
Many companies use traditional access control systems that form a self-contained unit. All devices in the system are connected separately to the control device. However, IP-based solutions are becoming increasingly popular. The data transfer takes place via the network. This reduces installation and hardware costs. Special access control software ensures that identities can be managed easily.
Different types of access control systems
There are many types of physical access control systems. They are differentiated based on the size of the company or building in which they are used.
PACS for small businesses or private residences are usually mobile solutions based on Android or iOS smartphones. These systems manage a maximum of 50 doors or 100 persons. They manage access to the entire building and also office security for individual rooms. The systems allow access rights to all rooms to be assigned in real time.
PACS for medium-sized companies usually support up to 250 doors or points of entry and up to 500 employees. These systems often use native tablet or web apps for access control. The software visualizes the access plans and allows the authorizations to be assigned quickly and intuitively.
Enterprise PACS (E-PACS, ePACS) enable large companies with several buildings to manage access even more efficiently. Whilst conventional systems only relate to a single building, ePACS regulate access company-wide. This means that you can manage the authorizations for all buildings centrally. Should individual employees need access to several company buildings, these systems significantly reduce the administrative effort. These are web-based solutions, that can be implemented via the cloud or onsite. There are no restrictions on the number of doors or points of entry nor on the number of employees supported. Comprehensive analyzes and statistics make it possible to control and optimize access to the building.
Using E-PACS you can integrate numerous expansion into your system. The LDAP Universal Importer allows the access control system, for example, to be connected to information sources that work with the LDAP protocol. The LDAP Universal Importer combines a high level of security with user-friendly and efficient administration, by importing person-specific data on employees directly from the source.
In case a business has multiple sites with access control from different vendors, PIAM (physical identity access management) makes managing access rights more cost-effective. PIAM unifies multiple identities across the company and allows granting access to employees around the globe to any location.
LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) is a technology that allows programs to quickly query user information.
Someone in your office wishes to perform the following: Send an email to a new hire, and then print a copy of the email on a new printer. Both of these stages are made possible via LDAP.
PIAM (physical identity access management) is a set of corporate procedures, regulations, and technologies that manage identities and their physical access to facilities. Through integrations with physical access control systems, these technologies often impose user physical access profiles.
PACS: Numerous advantages for your business
More and more companies are deciding to implement standardized electronic systems for physical access control. You benefit from the following advantages:
Implementing access control systems with CoreWillSoft
An intelligent choice
CoreWillSoft is your partner for physical access control solutions. We are experienced in implementing physical access control systems, and our solutions ensure comprehensive security and easy identity management. In addition, you benefit from fast and reliable execution.