Access Control Systems

Access Control Systems

Security industry professionals seem to have differing opinions on whether video surveillance or access control is the dominant platform when implementing an integrated security solution. The truth of the matter is that access control systems are more prevalent in terms of the number of systems deployed, the size and scale of the deployment, and the actual daily engagement by users. And for good reason! When a potential hazard event occurs, an access control system can immediately shut down a facility, or specific areas within it, potentially saving lives.

There is no doubt that access control technology in the security industry is advancing and evolving at the fastest pace ever. And the need for increased security due to new sources of threats, increased liability and even mandatory compliance has made more money available to public and private entities to enhance security. As a result, more and more money has been allocated in recent years to help prevent unwanted people from entering facilities. Al Maalim International Company provides the basis for layered security solutions that go far beyond just allowing electronic access using credentials. They provide a complete record of who has entered a facility, what areas within the facility they have access. It allows remote monitoring and locking in the event of a situation or incident. Assigning different access permissions for employees, visitors and first responders provides even greater levels of security and tracking. Access control points can be easily set up to allow only authorized persons initial access to a facility or specific areas within the facility.

Access control solutions allow authorized persons to manage doors and alarm points, and can be easily integrated with visitor management solutions to perform background checks of each visitor, automatically post watch lists and Provides specific access privileges based on time, date and location. Additional security measures to control entry points may include security gateways, spells, video surveillance with analytics, wireless locks, intercoms and integration of intrusion detection devices.

What happens in an emergency

When an emergency occurs due to tripped alarms, watch list matches or severe weather alerts, system-wide communication is essential in facilities with a large number of occupants. Additional information such as the condition of the room and its occupants helps to quickly assess a situation and determine the most appropriate response to initiate, including the need to close all entry points, seek shelter, or evacuate. Is. Real-time situational awareness provided through an integrated emergency notification and communication solution is proven to provide superior levels of security and improve overall physical security.

For example, a layered security system consisting of integrated access control and emergency notification and communication solutions allows occupants to immediately report on situations to identify danger levels in their specific locations, and in the affected areas or the whole. triggers a physical lockdown at the facility. Safety management can then issue alerts to notify responders of situations in real time, communicating the situation based on the level of the alert. Conversely, occupants within the facility can report the situation to their specific location to provide an accurate assessment of the threat to security management and first responders. Using the chat feature also enables two-way communication for detailed information exchange between facility occupants and security management and first responders. This enables potentially lifesaving instructions to be sent to specific locations within the facility for evacuation or asylum based on the immediate situation and proximity of potential danger.

In emergency situations, integrated access control and emergency notification and communication solutions provide a facility with the ability to quickly secure and implement appropriate responses – with or without additional data provided from video surveillance.


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