Access Control Integration

The Benefits of Integrating Access Control and Security Entrances

Access control systems help maintain a secure environment by limiting access through an entry point to only those individuals who have authority. Credentials such as ID cards, proximity devices or biometrics prove the identity of the person requesting entrance. These systems have grown in sophistication and have greatly improved the security of many organizations. They can be found today at millions of entrances both outside and within facilities.

Access Control is Ineffective at Swinging Doors

However, there are a few limitations to access control systems when they are positioned at a standard door. Once the door is open, any number of unauthorized people can pass through it, which is known as “tailgating.“ Doors can be propped open for convenience, and without a specialized alarm to notify security personnel, they can stay open indefinitely – enabling anyone to pass through unnoticed.

Put the "Control" Back in Access Control with Security Entrances

To achieve the promise of access control without these limitations, look no further than security entrances. Security entrances, such as turnstiles, security revolving doors and security mantrap portals can add prestige to your facility while helping control the flow of people through designated entry and exit points. And, the greatest benefits can be achieved when your security entrances are integrated with an access control system, both for security and for overall business operations.

There are many types of security entrances available to meet a wide variety of needs. Whether you need a solution for supervised crowd control, to limit entry to authorized individuals, to detect tailgating or to prevent it entirely without supervision, there is a security entrance that will help you achieve your access control goals. Even within each category, entrances can be individually configured for different applications, industries, and levels of security.

Seamless Integration for Effective Tailgating Mitigation

Security entrances come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and utilities, many of which integrate seamlessly with multi-factor authentication and biometric access control devices. Ideal for business lobbies, optical turnstiles such as the Lifeline Series, can be configured to match your décor to add both beauty and security to the premises. They have built-in sensors to track tailgating, and can issue alarms when tailgating occurs, making them ideal for lobbies that are supervised so that confrontation is swift and decisive.

Security revolving doors and mantrap portals, such as the Tourlock and Circlelock, are full-height barriers armed with the sophisticated infrared and optical technologies in StereoVision. This technology prevents tailgating and piggybacking (two people attempting entry in the same compartment), eliminating the need for manned supervision.

In the end, by ensuring that only authorized people can enter a facility, security entrances ensure that your access control system provides accurate insights on who and how many people are currently in a building. With security entrances integrated with your access control system, your facility has stronger protection from tailgating and unauthorized entry than you could achieve with access control alone.

Don't Tell Me, Show Me... Access Control Integrated with a Security Revolving Door

Click on the icon below to see a graphic that shows how a security revolving door interacts with a building's access control system. The top of the graphic shows a "perfect" entry experience, while the bottom portion shows the rebuffing of unauthorized entry attempts due to tailgating and piggybacking.

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