Access Control

What is Access Control? Harnessing Tech Innovations for Enhanced Management

So, what is access control? It’s typically viewed as a system to keep people out, rather than to easily enable the right people to get in. Technological advancements in cloud-native features enable previously rigid products to evolve into true assets for building and service management. 

Part of this evolution is centered around integrations that allow a specialist product, such as types of access controls, to benefit from “best of breed” software and programmes. These have been developed by external specialists such as Google, Microsoft and OfficeRnD. At iwGROUP, we strongly believe that an intelligently integrated solution is far greater than the sum of its parts. When these integrations are native to the product, gaining the benefits of them can be as simple as flicking a switch. 

Mitigating Risks | Implementing Intelligent Access Control Solutions | Types Of Access Control

Possibly the largest security concern with access control is misplaced/stolen fobs and passes. It’s not uncommon for companies to print their address/company logo on an access card or fob. This is done for either for branding purposes or in the hope of the return of a misplaced access credential. In the wrong hands however, this can lead any would-be thief directly to your door. An intelligent integrated access control system can negate this risk in a few ways; 

  • There are various types of access controls.  Certain systems do away with fobs and passes altogether. Access is authorised via mobile devices, biometrics and/or facial recognition.
  • Integration with CCTV.  Take an access event where, for example, David Smith’s credential is used but an unknown face is logged at the same time. An alert can be raised. Admin or security staff are made immediately aware of a potential access breach, which can be rapidly investigated.
  • Access schedules can restrict who can access what and at when. For example, setting it so that a business premises cannot be accessed after closing.  Should an attempt be made to do so, an alert can be sent to admin or security staff. If the attempt is genuine (such as someone forgot something and has come back for it), the door can be opened remotely by an authorised administrator 

Empowering Businesses with Modern Access Control Solutions

Access control has evolved beyond the clunky, server-reliant systems of old.  It is now a tool that can empower your business and end users.  Benefit from key insights into space usage, occupancy, and in the case of PAYG workspaces, bookings and timings.  

Enhance security with our all-in-one access control solutions. Manage locations remotely, ensure compliance, and enjoy mobile unlocks. Say goodbye to key fobs or cards! Streamline operations and minimise risks by integrating access control with your existing tech stack. Integrate CCTV cameras, data analytics tools, visitor systems, and more. Experience greater control with less manual overhead.

Looking to upgrade from an existing system or working from a blank canvas? Reach out to the team at iwGROUP for an evaluation and guidance on a bespoke solution to suit your space and your people.