Access control systems can be security systems, building management systems, evacuation systems, personnel management systems. An electronic access control system controls the movement of people in and out of a building and can keep a log of the doors used, how often they are used and by whom.
A typical access control system may include:
- An identification device – users are given an ID device such as an electronic tag, photo ID card or personal identification number (PIN) to access the building
- Readers (such as PIN, Wigand, Proximity, Biometric, Magnetic stripe,) which enable users with ID devices to gain access to pre-programmed areas.
- The door controller is the backbone of a multi-door access control system deciding whether to allow or deny entry based on the information received by the reader (other entry points, such as the entrance to a car park or elevators can be used).
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