What is Access Control?

Access control is a means of granting or restricting access to some users or employees who are authorized to have access to your premises.But instead of providing your users or staff with keys, they are provided with “credentials” which are usually cards or tokens that take the place of a key.


Why Access Control?

Unlike keys which work 24-hours a day, with “credentials” you can restrict access to certain times of day for certain users, and even program your access system to trigger a series of events such as “turn on lights and send an email to the manager” when a particular credential is used.
 
Additionally, every time a credential is presented, whether access is granted or not, it is logged in the Access Control software. This information can be used to track employees, provide mustering information, and along with time-keeping software, provide detailed workforce time management information.