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ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Have you been thinking about investing in an access control system for your home? There are lots of reasons why it could be right for you. Adding one of these systems to your home is an excellent way to improve security and monitor people’s visits. You can never be too careful when it comes to home security and a suitable home entry system has several benefits including the safety and security of your home and loved ones.  

Access Control systems are keyless door/gate entry systems that control and manage access along with establishing access permissions for different areas of the property. These permissions not only determine the areas the user can be granted access to, but can also include specifically permitted hours of access as well.

Our team of expert installers can arrange to have one of these systems installed at your property, either alongside a new gate installation, or as an addition to an already existing system. 

 

Benefits of Home Access Control Systems

When you have a significant number of valuables in your home– which most people do – installing a secure system can provide unmatched peace of mind. Standard home doors are easily compromised, meaning you constantly feel on edge when you know the property is vacant. Installing a state-of-the-art home access control system will provide you with an extra layer of protection and put your mind at ease.

Equally, the most important people to us, the people we love the most, tend to live in the same house as us and keeping them safe is paramount. Installing one of these systems in your home allow you to control who has access to your property, giving you the control you need to ensure your loved ones are safe and sound, and most importantly, protected from harm.

For this with larger homes or several entry points, it can be a nuisance carrying a large set of keys. The best way to streamline this antiquated routine is by installing a suitable home access control system. Whether you chose a key fob, a key card, keypad entry, biometrics, and even mobile access, your life can be made much easier with the installation of one of these systems.

Additionally, these technologically advanced home access control systems are very difficult to replicate, making it unlikely that someone could access your home – even if you lose your card or fob. This is just another way these systems can be beneficial.

Whether you’re running a business from your living room, or you’ve got overly enthusiastic neighbours, an intercom can be a valuable home access control system. Rather than standing up and rushing downstairs every time the doorbell rings, you’ll be able to see and speak to your visitors with the clock of a button. You can even grant them access to your home without fumbling for your keys. This is great if you’re constantly having parcels delivered, or clients visiting your home on a regular basis.

Speaking to visitors remotely through a home door entry system is also hugely beneficial for the elderly, who may struggle to answer the door quickly. Better yet, they’ll be able to see exactly who’s on the doorstep without opening the door. This has been especially beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic but will also help prevent vulnerable people falling victim to door-step scammers in the future.

Types of Access Control Systems

Discretionary

Discretionary access control is a good choice for homes or smaller businesses, where security is required for one or two doors. It’s less restrictive compared to other types of systems, allowing the end-user (e.g., the homeowner or business owner) complete control over who can come and go. They can set security levels and permissions for other people and can also easily give someone their entry key or the code for the entrance to allow them access. It’s a standalone system, localising security to the door itself.

This type of access control is generally not secure enough for larger businesses or any situations that require levels of access to be monitored or delegated. Those requiring a higher level of business security might need to consider other types of solutions.

Mandatory

A mandatory system delivers a higher level of security compared to a DAC system. When there needs to be increased security and protection of data, mandatory access control helps to provide it by ensuring the end-user doesn’t control who has access to the facility. It’s the owner and system administrator who manage this. Using this type of system, the administrator will classify end users and give them access to certain areas but perhaps not others.

Although this can provide for homes or businesses with slightly more sophisticated security needs, it’s still best for a small to medium business. Each time a new person needs to be assigned a label that gives them access to relevant areas, or when someone leaves and permissions need to be removed, it must be done manually. This wouldn’t be practical for businesses with many employees.

Role-Based

A role-based access control system for doors assigns permissions based on the end-user’s role within the organisation or household. This type of control access system puts a system administrator in charge of access, and their security allowances are based on their responsibilities and the role that they perform. Instead of individually assigning permissions to someone, they will be automatically given the required permissions because they have been labelled with their role, which has the correct security levels attached to it. It is ideal for large businesses with more members of staff but can also be useful for smaller businesses or households looking for extra security.

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