On-line systems (wired systems)An electronic access control system is flexible. Access can be changed quickly, without issuing a new key. A lost key can be blocked quickly, without the costs and problems associated with the loss of a regular key. In addition to monitoring, you can also register the presence of persons chronologically. Useful at the reception desk, for example. And an important instrument for emergency and evacuation plans.
Semi on-line systems (wireless systems)Semi on-line systems with electronic cylinders are more flexible than regular mechanical locks. Wiring is usually not necessary. This often means lower installation and management costs than with on-line systems. Lost keys can usually be blocked quickly and registration is also possible. See Medeco XT, an advanced access control system with a high level of safety and security.
BiometricsA key or an electronic tag is transferable. This means that unauthorised people with a (stolen) pass can still get access to vital information. This is an undesirable situation, certainly in a high-risk environment. Biometrics - the use of physical attributes such as fingerprints, hand palm, facial or iris scan recognition - provides more certainty. Combinations of electronic locking and biometrics are also possible.
Forcible solutionsCriminals can threaten employees in order to gain access to vital business components. Think, for example, of forcing employees to walk along with them. This can be countered by installing forcible solutions such as single person gates.
Where should you focus your attention?
EXPIRATION DATECan the system cope with changes to the organisation? Is there sufficient protection against copying keys or electronic tags? Does the system also work without central switches or intermediate stations above doors or lowered ceilings? These are easy to manipulate. Unacceptable in a High Risk environment.
SEPARATE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCECombining the installation and maintenance of a break-in alarm and access control system saves money. In a High Risk Environment, it also introduces extra risks. So don't do it.
MANIPULATIONThere are many easy to manipulate electronic systems on the market. So get good advice. Van den Hoogen Security has years of experience in installation and maintenance of small and large access control systems. And has valuable, practical burglars' knowledge that can tighten up your security.
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