An access control system is a security system that controls and manages the access of people to specific areas within a building or facility. Access control systems can vary in complexity and features, but they generally include some form of authentication mechanism, such as card entry or biometric identification, to grant access.
Card entry systems are a common form of access control that use a magnetic stripe or smart card to allow access to specific areas. These systems are widely used because they are relatively simple to install and maintain, and the cards can be easily issued or revoked as needed. Card entry systems are ideal for smaller businesses or buildings where a few key areas need to be secured.
Biometric access control systems, on the other hand, use unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, facial recognition, or iris scans, to authenticate the identity of individuals. These systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their high level of accuracy and security. Biometric systems with facial recognition are particularly popular because they are contactless, meaning users do not need to touch any surface to gain access.
Ecam is an accredited installer of access control systems and is accredited with SSAIB, a leading UK certification body for security systems. This accreditation is important because it ensures that the installation of the access control system is carried out to the highest standards, and that the system is reliable and effective in securing the building.
In summary, access control systems are an essential security measure for any business or facility. Card entry and biometric systems with facial recognition are two popular options for controlling access to specific areas, and Ecam is a trusted and accredited installer of these systems. By installing an access control system, businesses and facilities can ensure that only authorised individuals can access key areas, helping to maintain a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors, and assets.