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Getting Started with Access Control

When getting started with access control systems it is important to understand some of the basic methods of corporate access control. Corporate Security can go well beyond burglar alarms, consider exploring access control systems with keypads or swipe cards to grant and deny access to certain areas. Effective access control security systems enable a business to track access in areas of the business by either preventing or granting access based on a persons credentials or identity. As you create a custom monitoring setup, here are a few options to choose from.

3 Step Guide to Access Control Systems

1. Mandatory Access Control

Mandatory access control is considered the strictest form of access control security. When utilizing this option, only the owner and operational leadership can manage controls and determine who is granted access.

This method is widely used in military facilities and institutions that house highly confidential information and/or materials. Individuals who are permitted to enter certain rooms and areas will be provided with codes, keycards, and other access gateways by the systems operator. Each gateway that is accessed is tracked and logged in a database that can be reviewed anytime for digital forensics purposes.

2. Discretionary

A discretionary access control system is ideal for small business where the owner or manager on-site wishes to control who enters which areas. This is deemed the least restrictive option, as the individual who runs the system has on-site control and can set permissions and restrictions on the spot.

3. Role-Based Access Control

This access control system provides a high level of security with added convenience for the individual managing the process. Instead of assigning access and codes for particular people, you can administer access based on a role or position within your organization. Specific job titles are granted permission and given the protocol necessary to navigate the building.

If you like the ideas we’ve discussed today, give us a call and we can help you take the appropriate measures to protect your staff, equipment, and customers. Providing you with peace of mind.

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