Keep Your Premises Secure With Access Control
Control access to buildings and rooms to ensure only authorized personnel can enter.
Access Control allows the end user to control the electronic locking and unlocking doors and gates, and control unauthorized, undocumented, or restricted entry into specified areas.
A well-implemented access control system control who has access to buildings and rooms, usually by assigning staff and visitors with access permissions based on their level of clearance.
3D Security, Inc. has designed and installed Access Control Solutions for School Districts, Cities, Counties, Power Plants, Large Manufacturing Facilities, Churches, Public Utilities, Office Buildings, and virtually any type of building imaginable.
Why is Access Control Important?
3D Security products are ideal for providing temporary or permanent video surveillance for a variety of applications:
Access control systems can help keep your staff and visitors safe. An access control system can prevent intruders from accessing your premises or building. You can also lock down a building in case of a threat to keep staff and visitors separated from potential danger. Additionally, you can prevent access to potentially dangerous areas of your facility (where heavy equipment is operated, where chemicals are stored, etc.).
If you’re in an industry that requires high levels of security, an access control system can help you maintain compliance. If you run a medical facility (doctor’s office, dental office, hospital, etc.), an access control system can help protect sensitive health data in accordance with HIPAA regulations. If you provide financial services (such as a bank or insurance company), an access control system can help you maintain PCI compliance.
Protect Sensitive Information
Even if you’re not in an industry with strict compliance regulations (such as HIPAA or PCI requirements), an access control system can help safeguard your organization’s private and sensitive data. From company secrets and intellectual property to financial records and personnel files, sensitive information can be protected by insuring only authorized persons can access areas containing the private data.
Create an Audit Trail
If sensitive data or valuable assets go missing or are tampered with, knowing who was where can be essential in discovering who the culprit was. Access control systems can log who entered and left a building or room at any given time, and can be incorporated with CCTV surveillance cameras to create a clear picture of the situation so you can deal with and resolve issues.
The Phases of Access Control
Here’s a quick look at how access control works to grant or deny access to people on your premises.
When a person wishes to enter an area protected by access control, the first thing they must do is identify themselves to the system. This identification can be in the form of a badge or card, a key code, or biometrics (fingerprint, facial, or iris recognition) depending on what equipment you wish to utilize for your access control system.
2. Authenticate & Authorize
The access control system will check the data presented by the person by comparing the data with the parameters set in the access control settings. The system can look for matching keycodes and pin codes, biometric data, and more to see if the user is in the system. Guests can be presented with temporary access on a case-by-case basis.
3. Grant/Deny Access
If the provided credentials are found in the system, the user may be granted access. With sophisticated access control systems, access can be granted to specific users for specific areas, and even be granted or denied based on day of week or time of day.
4. Mange & Audit
Access can be granted or revoked on a per-user basis from a centralized system that can be managed by one or more authorized users. In the case of an incident, access logs can be retrieved and reviewed to analyze who was in any given area based on access logs.
Integrating an Access Control System for Your Business
You have options when it comes to protecting your premises with access control technology.
When it comes to access control systems, there’s no one-size-fits all solution.
If you’re looking to improve your security with access control in the East Texas area, contact 3D Security, Inc. today to discuss your security goals and needs. We’ll work with you to design, integrate, and implement an access control system to complement your current security system in order to bolster safety and better protect valuable assets and sensitive information.