Access Control

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Access Control

Access Control is a means of control that you use to restrict people, vehicles, stock or any sort of movement into certain areas in a building or an organization by means of blocking them with barriers and granting them access by using different ways of identification.

Access control is an important addition to your security system because it is a valuable technique that is used to control who and when people can enter your facilities. Without access control, you risk having your premises and staff exposed to theft, data loss or breach of security.

Understanding the importance of access control has never been more of a necessity to ensure that your staff, products and services are protected 24/7.

A few benefits of access control include:

  • Peace of mind knowing that your staff and building are safe at all times.
  • Being able to identify everyone who enters your premises and what time they come and go
  • It can be a deterrent for external forces trying to enter your building with malicious intent. Much like alarms and security cameras, access control may discourage burglars or vandalizers from entering your buildings
  • You can easily change or block user permissions, making it easy to adjust access when a staff member leaves or changes roles

Types of Access Control

What We Offer

Time And Attendance

Time and Attendance enable an employer to have full control of an employee’s time spent working. Giving them the control to manage labour costs and reduce overpayments by eliminating manual errors.

By installing a Time and Attendance system you have access to proof of attendance and comply with Labour Regulations. Time and Attendance systems link access control systems to your payroll system. This allows for accurately capturing employee movement transactions and working out hours worked (including complex shift rules) which are sent through to the time and attendance software to calculate individual employee payroll slips.

This increases the accuracy of payroll, eliminates time theft and decreases the burden on the payroll department.

Biometric Technology

Identifying or Authenticating a person by set points of identification with biological traits which cannot be duplicated or lost, eliminating theft and fraud. This technology is suitable for entrances of office parks and high-security areas by either using a finger for fingerprint readers or by presenting your face for facial recognition units. The Biometric Technology can either be used for Time Recording or as Access Control.

Different types of biometric access control are as follows:
• Fingerprint
• Vein
• Facial
• Palm
• Voice
• Iris

The most commonly used is a fingerprint reader. This is where a finger is placed on a glass sensor and the unique fingerprint is securely decoded to create a corresponding number which would then be your access credential.

Facial Recognition

Cameras are able to use the face as an access control credential, using advanced Artificial Intelligence and high-resolution cameras to obtain a complete map of the human face. The AI allows for natural changes that occur over time i.e., glasses, beards, helmets negating the need for constant updating of the system database. The most secure way of deploying facial recognition is using 3-D cameras, this ensures that the system cannot be spoofed/tricked by using high-resolution photos.

Touchless Access Control

With the advent of Covid-19, the biometric landscape has changed and so have the requirements for touchless biometric access control. Touchless biometric access control is just as quick and more secure than proximity readers. The advanced AI algorithms allow the system to recognise when someone tries to bypass the system using fake credentials to gain unlawful access.

License Plate Recognition

A car’s number plate can be used as an access control credential. This allows you to pre-program the car’s number plate into an access control system. Using high-resolution cameras, the system is able to capture the car registration as the car drives up to a boom/gate and grant instantaneous access should that vehicle have the correct credentials

Wave Readers

The Wave Reader is an innovative touchless biometric access control terminal that uses 3D scanning of four fingers using a wave motion over the sensor. This negates the need for any part of the hand/finger to come into physical contact with the sensor allowing for a hygienic and accurate read of hands. QR codes can also be scanned on the reader allowing for safe capture of non-registered users to the site. This unit also has a 4.3” colour touchscreen where company advertising or health and safety instruction videos can be played uniquely to each visitor.

Bluetooth/NFC

Using the encrypted Bluetooth as a credential your smartphone can be your access card. With your phone in your pocket, you can walk up to a door and given immediate entry to any designated area where you have access. For added security you can use your phones biometric (face/fingerprint) to authenticate the transaction should you wish.

Proximity Technology

Identifying or Authentication a person by data stored on an access control system and linked to an identifying card which has a specific code stored on it. Without the identifying card, a person cannot gain access to a specific area and cannot be identified. The card will be placed in proximity of the reader and will then verify the data from the access control system.

Boom Gates & Vehicle Barriers (Bollards)

A Boom gate acts as a barrier for access of vehicles to a controlled area. Once access is granted to the vehicle the boom gate will open and the vehicle will pass through. The boom is a long pole that pivots from a horizontal position to a vertical position once open and closes once the vehicle passes its Infrared beam or the coil. Vehicle barriers can also be raising bollards which will rise out of the ground and lower into the ground with operation.

Turnstiles

A rotating barrier which restricts access to one person at a time to control who enters and exits specific areas, best suited for public areas like shops, stadiums or theatres. It’s a human barrier that has arms, usually four, and restricts more than one person at a time to go through. It can be used for access to an area or to record the number of people passing through.

Revolving Doors

A Revolving Door is usually used at the entrances of buildings. It lets people enter and exit the building but also helps to keep the air inside the building, making it energy efficient as well. Revolving doors can also be used as security devices to restrict entry to a single person at a time. This solution is suitable for banks, hospitals and buildings.

Man Traps or Air Locks

A mantrap or air lock is an access control system with two sets of interlocking doors, where the first set of doors must close before the second set opens. This is suitable for banks and any high-security areas. It can also be used at places where the airflow needs to be restricted.

Spike Barriers

Spike barriers are a barrier consisting of steel spikes that lift from the ground so that vehicles can’t pass through without damaging the tyres of the vehicle. This solution is popular in casinos and parking areas of shopping malls.

Special Needs Gate

This is a barrier that is specially designed to help people with special needs. Making it accessible and comfortable for them to still be able to access the premises. This allows the company to be user friendly and still keep a high-security standard.

Metal Detectors

This is an electronic device that detects metal objects. This device can either be a handheld unit that a person will swipe over an object or a person’s body to detect concealed metal or firearms. It can also be a unit that is free standing in an arched shaped walkway where a person passes through it and the device will then detect concealed metal or firearms. This device is typically used at Banks or mines where assets need to be protected.

KwaZulu-Natal

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Western Cape

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