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The Future of Access Control

Posted on 9th March 2018 by Wilson Alarms

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Access control systems are a popular security technique that is used to regulate who is entering and leaving any property. The technology behind these systems is always improving and in our latest blog post, we take a look at the future possibilities of access control.

Aside from heightened security, the goal of access control is to make entry for authorised individuals as convenient as possible, whilst keeping unauthorised personnel out of certain areas.

Smartphone Integration

In the past, key fobs or cards were popular ways of gaining entry through a door monitored by access control security systems. However, common errors such authorised individuals forgetting or losing their method of entry would often cause inconvenience. A trend that is becoming increasingly popular is the use of smartphones as a badge of security for access control systems.

In the modern day, most individuals carry their phone with them, making the system convenient. What’s more, as individuals generally take much better care of their phone than a fob or card, the rate at which this badge of identity would be lost may be much lower.

Biometric Access Control

Biometric access control is an ever-changing sphere. In the present day, readers can use fingerprints, facial and even vein identification to allow access to controlled areas. As time goes on, it is easy to imagine that more methods will be adopted to avoid the risk of more than one person entering a controlled area at a time, virtually eliminating the risk of unauthorised persons sneaking into the area.

Here at Wilson Alarm Systems, we offer a wide variety of security systems, alongside easy to use, safe access control systems. If you would like more information on any of the services we offer, please contact our team today. Call 0116 245 3030. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form with your enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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