Latest Technology for Access Control Systems
The need to keep ahead of criminals means that there are constant changes in the technology used to access entry and exit points in commercial buildings. These can be used to open external and internal doors as well as commercial security gates and other access points. Here is some of the latest technology that is being used to ensure these areas are as secure as possible.
IP systems are used on doors that have magnetic locks and work in conjunction with a radio frequency identification device (RFID). Software is used to highlight authorised personnel, and the readers will only unlock the door for those permitted to enter. These systems can be used internally or externally, and they can also provide details on who enters the facility and at what time.
Hand Geometry Systems
These devices use the size and shape of someone's hand to authorise access. The database contains details of the patterns on each hand and can provide access quickly, without causing any delays at entry points. The technology used in these systems is near-infrared quality, and it captures the image, digitises it and then records it in the database.
A virtual turnstile is ideal for larger premises which have a high level of traffic passing through doors and commercial security gates. They provide an unobtrusive system that is convenient for authorised users but which can quickly identify and restrict those who do not have the appropriate authorisation. The systems use long-range RFID to establish who is coming in and going out of an area and can detect unauthorised people automatically. An alarm will then be activated and can transmit an image of the intruder to security personnel around the facility.
The wider use of electrocardiogram systems as a means of securing commercial properties is currently being explored by biometric developers. This is a way of reducing the weaknesses in traditional access control systems, which can be breached once they have been discovered by criminals, who are becoming increasingly aware of technology. Research has shown that the anatomy and physiology of a person's heart is unique, in a similar way to a fingerprint. Being able to establish and record this pattern means it can be used within a biometric access control system. This could be one of the ways that additional security measures are put in place in the future.