Building Access Control

Technological advancements have brought us entrance and exit control devices and a multitude of components that integrate to provide for the expansion your business may need in the future. These may include electric door strikes, electromagnetic locks, and biometrics. Integration with intrusion alarm and video surveillance systems are often included to meet the critical security needs of your business.

“The concept of building access control has changed considerably from the days of castles, moats and draw bridges. However, organizations still recognize the priority of ensuring that their people, material assets and operations are safe and secure.”

Benefits of a building access control system

– Reduce risks
– Reduce labour costs with monitored system control
– Lower re-keying costs associated with employee turnover
– Control access to critical areas of your operation
– Allow temporary access for short term employees and contractors
– Quickly and economically upgrade or downgrade access as required
– Control more than just standard doors: barriers, motorized fences, parking gates, and turnstiles can operate within the same system
– Track user actions and audit security
– Easy to implement, maintain, and use


Thorough planning and installation of your access control system is imperative for a successful deployment.

Access control should refuse access to unauthorized people. Similarly, freedom of movement for authorized people should be least affected.

As with other business technology solutions, building access control needs to be managed properly, backed up, and the provision of additional systems for redundancy if warranted.

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A clear definition of your security requirements is at the forefront of successfully deploying and using your system. This includes defining the characteristics of your environment and potential vulnerabilities.

Intrusion Security

An intrusion security system should be part and parcel of an overall security and loss prevention plan. Intruders seek out sites that offer high rewards with low risk of being caught. The “success” of the intruder’s activity is dependent upon such factors as time, detection, lights and noise.

Access Control

The sophistication of today’s multi-faceted access control systems enables integration with intrusion security and video surveillance systems. Together these integrated systems can help control the movement of people and assets.

Adequate planning is critical to the success of your system. To ensure compatibility with your existing IT infrastructure and any new components, collaboration with your IT staff is highly recommended. This will aid in deploying and maintaining a functioning, reliable system.

Video Surveillance

Either analog, IP based, or hybrid video surveillance systems are available. If you are starting with a new system, an IP solution gives you the most options and provides the potential for the best quality results.

Considerations for a successful system include:

  • Bandwidth

Your network may already have the required bandwidth. However, a network assessment is an important part of the planning process. Factors to consider include the type and number of cameras required, internal network parameters, and internet bandwidth.

  • Router

An appropriate internet router is required for remote viewing and system access. This may include a wireless component to complement any wireless access points for connecting with wireless cameras and viewing devices.

  • Switch(s)

A network switch or switches with Power over Ethernet (PoE) will reduce the need for locally powered cameras.

  • Computer

A suitable computer is required to manage the system and provide control for the cameras, recording and monitoring.

  • Viewing

Provide for both on-site and remote viewing of cameras. Prominently displayed monitors offer an effective deterrent.

  • Storage

Video storage requirements are dependent upon the number of cameras, resolution of the video, and how long the video files need to be kept. Using event-based recording such as motion detection can effectively reduce storage requirements.


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