What is an access control system?
The term “access control” refers to the practice of restricting access to the entrance of the property, building, room or elevator. The aim is that only selected people are granted access and allowed to use the facilities/site. Physically this limitation may be performed by a person (security guard), mechanical means (e.g. cylinders and locks), or high-tech systems for access control.
Usage in residential buildings
High-tech systems for access control are one of the most commonly used devices in residential buildings. Here their application is not limited only to "locking" of the front door. They are often used to limit the usage of the elevator. Being applied in such a way, they are extremely useful if you live in a building with slow payers.
Components of an access control system
Access control systems consist of electronic locks, magnetic (RFID) card readers, access control Proximity or PIN readers (controllers) and user cards.
The main mechanisms used for locking are electromagnetic lock, magnetic lock and magnetic bolt lock. The introduction of different mechanisms is caused by the variety of conditions in which they must function, as well as the different features of the premises to be locked.