Different Types Of Access Control Systems
There are many uses you can look forward to utilising when you have an access control system, such as BlueLock. Not only does such a system instantly improve your security, but it also has the additional benefit of acting as a reliable “timesheet” of sorts, something that will come in handy when it comes time to get the end of the month admin out of the way.
But when you start looking around for the perfect access control system, the best place to start is by having a look at all of the different types of systems available. And before you do this, you need to decide what you need your system for. Are you looking to increase security or are you looking to mostly improve your time and attendance? If you are unsure at this time, it’s quite fine. This list of different systems might be just what you need.
There are basically three types of control systems that you can choose from; here they are:
Cloud Based Access Control
Everything is digitized these days and in many ways, this technology has certainly changed the way we approach security. And it’s no surprise that Cloud Based Access Control systems are popular because information is stored in a Cloud based online server. This allows you and whoever else has been given access, to login to the system and use the data using an internet browser.
As you can probably tell, this type of system is going to do very little in terms of aiding your security but it is ideal for remote workers and tour guards who need to log times but who don’t necessarily report to any office.
Smartphone Access Control Systems
This is what BlueLock is all about. An app on your smartphone which can be used to login to your access control system and give you the ability to control systems either in the home or in a business. With BlueLock and similar systems, your app is encrypted and passwords are completely protected. You can choose who will have access and you can control so much more than just entry points. Access control apps will allow you to control your lights and irrigation systems, making life all the more convenient for you.
Smartphone access control is perfect for the office space as well when you have certain areas that you’d rather only allow certain members of staff to enter.
Biometric Access Control Systems
These systems are purely for security rather than for time and attendance and they are perfect for offices. Using a fingerprint to allow someone access, there is no worrying about pins being shared or forgotten when you have this system. A person can also be easily removed from the system when they leave the company, leaving you perfectly safe!