Electronic access control (EAC) systems are a modern and effective way to secure buildings, offices, and other facilities. These systems allow businesses or households to grant or revoke access to specific individuals or groups, making it easier to maintain security and prevent unauthorized entry.

The simple way to think of electronic access control are electronic readers (keypads or swipes) connected to electronic locks that unlock when a valid credential (pin, card, fingerprint etc) is presented.

One of the main benefits of EAC systems is the ability to grant or revoke access quickly and easily. This can be done remotely, through a computer or smartphone, and does not require physical keys or cards to be issued or collected. This is especially useful in situations where an employee leaves the company or needs to be denied access to certain areas. It also helps to eliminate the risk of lost or stolen keys, which can be a security vulnerability.

One of our favorite systems here at SK Locksmiths & Security are hybrid systems, which is a mixture of wireless and hardwired electronics. This allows access control to be installed on doors were previously it was impossible due to complex wiring difficulties. It can also reduce costs significantly on pre-existing buildings.

EAC systems can also provide a record of who has accessed a particular area, and when. This can be helpful for security purposes and can also assist with compliance with regulations or legal requirements. For example, if there is an incident in a particular area, the access control system can provide a record of who was present at the time, which can be useful for investigations.

There are several different types of EAC systems available, including card-based systems, biometric systems, and combination systems. Card-based systems use cards or fobs that are issued to authorized individuals and must be presented to a reader to gain access. Biometric systems use physical characteristics, such as fingerprints or facial recognition, to grant access. Combination systems use a combination of these methods, such as a card and a fingerprint scan.

EAC systems can be integrated with other security systems, such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems, to provide an even higher level of security. They can also be customized to meet the specific needs of a business or organization. For example, certain areas or facilities may require additional security measures, such as multiple authentication methods or restricted access hours.

Overall, electronic access control systems provide a convenient and secure way to manage access to facilities and protect against unauthorized entry. They are an increasingly popular choice for businesses and organizations looking to improve their security measures. Whether you are a small business owner, a facility manager, or responsible for security in a large organization, EAC systems can be an important part of your security strategy.

Here at SK Locksmiths & Security we supply and install a wide variety of access control systems for business’s and homes in Brisbane. We are always happy to help with any queries on your security and access needs. Please get in touch today for an obligation free quote or a chat!