Designing your access control solution

Access control systems range from the simple to the complex, being used in all sorts of companies from a small business keeping important documents securely, to banks and other financial institutions, all the way to large hospitals.  Access control solutions can be designed for just a handful of users or up to tens of thousands of staff, ensuring that everyone can access the areas they need to.  It also ensures that potential criminals cannot access these areas even if they manage to gain entry to the building, which is important in hospitals, where victims of violence may be recuperating and where new born babies could be at risk of being kidnapped.

There is virtually no limit to the complexity of your access control solution, as they can be configured to suit your exact needs, but in order to make it the most effective answer to the question of security, we need to identify how many locations, users and privilege levels there are.  It may be helpful to grab a pen and paper and to start mapping out precisely what you need from an access control system.

First, note down the number of buildings and/or departments there are in your organisation.  Then note down the different levels of access that will be required.  This should include “all areas” access, as well as what privileges will be given to casual or temporary staff.  At this point colour coding allows you to match up the locations to the access levels needed, and which staff will have access to each area.  Some staff may have several colours against their job role, while others may only have a couple of areas they are allowed to access.  That is the hardest part of access control systems design, the installation and testing is a relatively simple process compared to working the whole thing out on paper.

Once you have defined these parameters you are in a great position to contact us and get your ideal access control system designed and installed.