It determines the user’s identity in order to allow access to your facility. After a user presents a credential (card or a key fob etc.) at a reader, that credential’s data is sent to the Access Control Unit (ACU), where the ACU determines if this credential is known and recognized by the system. Authenticated access is given to each user accessing the facility and their information is stored in the company’s database. ACU sends the credential to the system that verifies the user’s credential with the one in the system. If the access is valid, the user is granted access to the facility. If no match is found or it’s an unauthorized access with no entry in the database, the user is denied access to the facility. This process is highly secure and protects the employees or staffs in the facility.
There are many different ways access can be granted to users. You can set up group policies, account restrictions, passwords, PINs, and individual access to every user for every separate location. Access control is now a simple and effective tool in running a business and keeping facilities safe and secure.
Here are different strategies to authenticate your facility:
- User id and password: This is the most common and the simplest, approach to identifying user because it is fully software-based.
- Physical security device: A physical device, such as a proximity card, key fob, micro tag or a smart card is used to identify an individual. In some cases, a password or personal identification number (PIN) is also required to ensure that it is the right person.
- Biometric identification: Biometrics is the science of identifying user from physical characteristics. This includes technologies such as voice verification, facial recognition, retinal scan, palm identification, and thumbprints.
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