Door Access Control Entry Device Types
In many cases, you need something sturdier and secure than a regular door to protect an entrance or access point. If you want to control access to a bank vault, computer server room, personnel records or other valuable items, having a door access control entry system is the way to go.
There are several different types of door access control entry devices available that allow you to manage access to entry points. Here is a look at some of the most popular:
Standalone Locks: Instead of being connected to a larger network, standalone locks contain everything needed to manage and control access entry. They can include the ability to be unlocked by a card swipe, keypad entry or any combination of entry mechanisms. They are powered by internal batteries and sometimes have mobile devices that allow you to download usage logs.
Keypads and Keyswitches: A keyswitch entry device still uses a physical key to unlock a door; the difference here is that you have the ability to check entry times. Keypads replace keys with password entered into a set of buttons.
Card Readers: You have the option of giving employees a card that can be read in order to gain access to a room. The employee’s information is stored on the card, letting you see when they entered the room. Proximity card readers don’t require a swipe, just being close to the reader, which eliminates much of the wear and tear on the card.
Biometric Systems: These systems require information taken from a person’s physical characteristics for entry. This is most commonly a fingerprint, but retinal scans are sometimes used for entry into highly classified areas.
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