In the areas of information and physical security, access control relates to the selective regulation of access to a fixed or moving resource while access control refers to the security procedures for preventing unauthorized access to a location or resource. The word ‘access control’ can be used interchangeably with security control. The purpose of access control systems in Auckland is to limit access to an area, equipment, or resource. The practice of controlling access can mean using security measures like locking doors, controlling access to sensitive information, physically restricting access to an area or resource, or installing access control devices such as card readers, access control cards or proximity reader machines.
Access control can refer to the control of access by physically restricting entry or expelling people from a location or resource. Security measures can include controlled access cards or biometric access control systems in Auckland. A biometric access control system is a computer security system that uses fingerprints, iris (colored glass) prints, hand geometry, finger prints or digital photographs to gain access to secured areas. A smart card reader is a specialized reader that accepts digital magnetic stripe (strip) or token via the reader and verifies the biometric data in order to access restricted areas. A computer access control system is a computer network that controls access to computer networks, offices, and servers.
Access control credentialing involves evaluating the content of a person’s resume, job application, training records, education records, and criminal records in order to determine whether a person is qualified for access to a sensitive or protected information system. This evaluation is carried out by special identification check desks at various companies and in federal agencies. These agencies require federal employees to provide proof of employment or eligibility before they can gain access to sensitive information.
Access control systems in Auckland also play a major role in preventing unauthorized access. Biometric solutions prevent unauthorized access by using controlled physical entrances and controlled access programs. These solutions provide maximum protection for personnel and material while restricting access to physical locations. These control systems use access control cards, smart cards, proximity cards, voice recognition, proximity cards, holographic proximity cards, magnetic stripes, card readers, and digital key cards. Various biometric solutions are available for controlling access by regulating access by specific categories, classes, occupations, locations, and personnel.
DS Systems provides biometric solutions for building access. OPCS function by comparing known biometric data with recorded credentials. OPCS perform background checks by verifying the existence and identity of the individual or enterprise. These systems use various factors such as appearance, specific types of clothing, and other parameters such as face size, gender, height, and education. OPCS can identify individuals with ease through the use of stored images and OPCS readers. The information is then transmitted to the appropriate location or to an off site administrator.
PADI (Passive access terminal devices) are devices that store and remotely retrieve secure access passwords. This allows users to log on to a secured terminal in another location even if they do not have a printed key card or access code. A PADI smart card reader is a type of biometric token. PADIs can be used for high risk environments such as shipping applications, ATM, trucking, and industrial applications. In addition, PADIs can be used in conjunction with biometric solutions. There are also access control systems in Auckland that include OPCS, PADI, and PIS.
PIS (passive infrared scanners) and credential scanners are types of access control solutions that provide authentication and verification using iris scanning technology. PIS and CCR technologies have the capability to transmit data to a centralized control terminal or a portable access terminal when a specified key is scanned. When the key is verified, the processed data is then transmitted to the authorized party or personnel. A CCR lock requires manual authorization to unlock while a PIS does not require a manual authorization to unlock. A PIS is more flexible in the event of a power outage or human error than a CCR lock.
Access control system software solutions can integrate all aspects of the business including hardware, application services, and access authorization and security. This software has the ability to create a virtual private network that can be accessed by staff from any location. A good example of this technology is a company that manages its own fleet of vehicles with a vehicle tracking system. The software also has the ability to create a secure virtual private network that can be accessed by staff from any location without having to establish security clearance credentials.