In the field of physical security, access control is the selective restriction of access to a place or resource. Access can mean consuming, entering or using a business asset or resource. Place might be an entire facility or room within the facility. Credentials provide individuals with permission to access the asset or resource.

Businesses of all size are realizing the value of access control.

That realization is driving the market to an all-time high of $16 billion in annual system installations in 2017. The goal of implementing access control is to allow and encourage the free flow of people and their work, but only at approved times, in approved places, and when there is a legitimate business purpose.

To accomplish this, electronic verification systems perform authentication of an individual by comparing the credentials presented to those on file in the system. If credentials match and if the request meets the restrictions established for that user within the system, then access is granted. Credentials may include personal identification numbers (PIN) entered on a keypad, key fobs, smart cards or other electronic devices.

Access control can also include human-centric approaches such as the use of an intercom system (audio or video) and remote door lock control.

Regardless of the approach used, administration of these systems should be the primary selection consideration.

Parsecurity offers some of the most advanced, yet cost-effective and easy-to-use access control systems on the market today. For the larger business, access control and authentication data can be installed on a networked personal computer. For a smaller business, a compact system can be used where all of the control data and electronics are contained in the keypad or reader.

Contact Parsecurity today to meet with one of our access control experts and discover which system is right for your business.