Access Security System: The Need of The Day

These days with the rather wide selection of very affordable high tech security management systems available like the increasingly popular access security system (also known as access control system) there is no reason why you should leave the protection of your home to chance.

Perhaps you are not quite sure what an access security system is so allow me to take a brief moment to clarify. Otherwise known as access control systems they are so-called because they restrict the movement across a given locale--be it an office or home residence--to only those individuals who have proper authorization or previous clearance. Another way to better understand the concept of an access control system is to compare it to a bouncer or security personnel guarding a particular entrance to a specific building. The bouncer only grants entry to authorized personnel who have the correct identification and clearance markers.

An access security system does pretty much the same thing except it does it far more efficiently, economically and reliably (think keycards). How many times have you entered a building to find the receptionist either distracted (playing computer games or surfing the web) or plain sleeping. This is a classical failure of the traditional control system. This kind of failure does not occur with an access control system because the procedure is not prone to human error as a result of human frailty.

Another huge advantage that an access security system has over the traditional mechanical restriction method is that it is far cheaper. When you employ a person to restrict access to selected areas you have to pay that person. Now imagine a situation where you have multiple entry and exit points that need restriction. Why employ an army of people to do the job (which would cost you a fortune even if you are paying slave wages) when you could simply utilize an access control system for a fraction of the expense.

Another huge advantage that the access control system has over historical methods of restriction (namely the use of physical keys and locks) is that with such a system in play access can be determined based on any or all three of the following parameters of who, when and where. This simply means by utilizing an access control system such as a keycard one can restrict the movement of authorized keycard holders to selected areas of the property at determined times. What is more since the keycard system is electronically based and operated via a central computer it is a simple matter to record the time a particular keycard was used. This is not possible with a traditional lock and key system and has proven to be invaluable time and time again to law enforcement in solving crimes.

Nowadays in modern cities found in many developed countries the ubiquitous electronic keycard has all but replaced the traditional lock and key system in office buildings, hotels and an ever increasing number of dwelling apartments. And why not, after all the access security system is far cheaper, more reliable as well as vastly more efficient than that now archaic system.