Access Control System
Advanced access control systems like keypad alarm systems and biometric readers bring many advantages over traditional locks and keys. These newer systems allow a manager to lock and unlock doors automatically, for example, and to track and document which individuals went where, and when. That information is highly valuable if the need arises to review and investigate a security incident.
While access control and management provide peace of mind to homeowners, due to their sophistication, these systems are more often used in government installations and high-profile commercial targets such as banks, hotels and some apartment complexes.
Laboratory and testing areas that store sensitive items like radioactive materials and other top-secret devices use access control systems, including remote access control and thumb print readers. Businesses that work with sensitive government contracts also generally are required to have these systems in place.