Tips & Advice
What is an RFID badge?
An RFID badge is a badge that uses a radio frequency identification system to grant access and monitor employees. The card contains a chip and an antenna allowing it to connect wirelessly. The system works on a radio frequency instead of a tap or swipe card system.
Can traditional keys be used with an access control system?
Traditional keys cannot be used on modern access control systems. Part of the appeal of electronic access control is the elimination of an actual key. Electronic keys are used on access control systems, they are not turn-key devices.
How much does it cost to install an access control system?
The average cost to install an access control system runs $1,500-$2,500 per door for a high-quality system. Most installers lower the costs on a per-door basis, so the more doors you get wired up, the lower the per-door cost. Access control units and installations have become a booming business, which means competition for your dollar, so before you choose an installer, get competing quotes to find the best deal.
What is tap authentication?
Tap authentication is a system whereby the user simply taps a card on their laptop or mobile device to access cloud-based applications (apps). This system eliminates the need for the user to use a secondary factor code, like a password. In an effort to more effectively combat hackers, today’s passwords have become increasingly complex and harder to remember.
What are the different types of access control?
The primary types of access control systems include Discretionary Access Control (DAC), which allows the owner to allow or deny access; Mandatory Access Controls (MAC), which doesn’t allow the owners to determine access; and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), which is one of the most common in business, as access is determined (programmed) by the individual’s role in the company or workplace.
What is logical access control?
Logical access controls are system protection mechanisms that limit user access to information on the (computer) system that all employees share. Not all employees need access to all company information. Logical access control is especially beneficial at places that work on top-secret projects, such as defense systems, financial institutions, etc.
What are the benefits of using access control?
Cost efficiency is one of the larger benefits of access control, as it offers an effective security option at a low or reasonable cost by eliminating the costs of physical guards and security personnel. Ease of installation is another benefit, since most systems offer remote control capability (ability to monitor and manipulate from remote locations). There is also a wide variety of options for access control, including data gathering and Wi-Fi access usage.
How do access control systems work?
Access control systems work by tapping, touching, or swiping a key device (key card, swipe card, or key fob) on an electronic reader, which is analyzed by the reader and allows access by unlocking a door or barrier. Electronic readers can prevent access and alert security or any authority figures to your presence. These systems can also keep logs of all entry and exit activity.