An access control system allows anywhere from one to several hundred electronically secured doors, gates, turnstiles and barriers to be automatically controlled from a centralised point.
Systems can be designed to accommodate anything from a few users accessing one entrance up to a thousand or more users accessing several entry points across a number of different sites.
They can be configured to allow different levels of access to different areas, i.e. certain token holders have access to all areas, whilst other users can only access certain designated areas; for example, office staff can be restricted from access warehouse areas, warehouse staff restricted from access to office areas and management could have access to both.
Access control systems can also be linked to a computer to provide entry/exit event logs or to add, remove or temporarily bar users and to disable lost or stolen tokens. Multi-site systems can be remotely controlled via a standard Internet connection.