Access Control Systems, sometimes referred to as card swipe systems, help to control entry into specific business areas. Many of our customers use their access control system in conjunction with their intercom system at a reception desk to keep unwanted visitors from the office. ABF also has many customers who protect their IT Rooms and any other high dollar items. You can program the systems to unlock during certain times of the day or only allow cards to work during certain business hours. The possibilities are endless!
Q - What is Access Control?
A - Access Control is a set of procedures performed by hardware, software and administrators to monitor access, identify users requesting access, record access attempts, and grant or deny access to a specific area.
Q - Why would I need access control?
A - Any company that needs to protect their assets by restricting access to their facility by unauthorized persons would benefit from an access control system. In combination with alarm and surveillance systems, access control provides an overall security solution for nearly any facility.
Q - How does access control work?
A - Each person who needs access to your facility is given a credential (either a card or a small ‘keyfob" for attaching to your keychain). When placed in close proximity of the readers mounted by each door, the reader ‘reads’ the card and checks that information against the system programming, and either allows or denies access based on that information.
Q - What is an Electric Strike?
A - An electric strike is a device that replaces a standard door strike. It is mounted on the door frame and receives the latch and latch bolt. Electric strikes allow mechanical free egress.
Q - What is a Mag Lock?
A - A "Mag" Lock is the most basic type of electronic lock. A large electro-magnet is mounted on the door frame and a corresponding armature is mounted on the door. When the magnet is powered and the door is closed, the armature is held fast to the magnet, preventing the door from being opened.