Implementing a simple access control solution on its own provides little benefit if a member of staff or the public hold a door open for a non-authorised person to enter a secure building. By integrating Access Control with CCTV it is possible to detect events automatically using Video Analytics and issue alarms to security staff in real-time.
Access Control could also be used to manage site access as a whole enabling secure out of hours availability of restricted areas. An example could be the issuing of security passes that restrict certian groups to specific areas for example a pass that provides access to the car parking facilities and so on.
With the CCTV system recording video across the site as a whole, it is important that the Access Control is tightly integrated within this. By combining the functions of Access Control and CCTV, the system can become much more effective in ensuring that areas of sensitivity are not breached. This can be realised by automatic alarms that alert operators to suspicious events enabling them to see what is happening and react accordingly.
Controlware integrate Access Control systems from leading vendors into the Cware management platform. In addition, development is currently taking place to utilise advanced biometric systems to control access, such as palm scanning and facial recognition. This provides the ability for individuals to gain access to restricted areas or facilities without the need to carry an access card which can be forgotten, lost or stolen.
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