Door Access Systems

Guide to Door Entry and Access Control Systems

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What is a Door Access System?

Most modern buildings have at least one point of entry and exit, as well as a way to gate physical access to doorways. Whether it’s lock and key or a more sophisticated mode of verification, physical access control is a critical component of securing your facilities and protecting your assets.

From a high level, access control systems consist of two key parts: authentication and authorization. Authentication is the verification that users are who they say they are, while authorization is an additional layer of security that ensures that authenticated users are allowed to open the door they’re attempting to access.

To learn more about door access systems, explore the articles below.

  • Integrated Door Access & Security Camera System

    Learn about the integration of two key aspects of physical security—door access and video surveillance—and how their integration can provide a scalable and secure approach to authorizing and authenticating users.
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  • Guide to RFID and NFC Access Control

    Compare the pros and cons of radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication (NFC) technology in door access systems.
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  • Guide to Secure Physical Access Control Systems

    Many of today’s common door entry security solutions come with hidden vulnerabilities. To protect your organization, learn features to look for in a secure building access control system.
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  • Software Solutions for Access Control

    Compare the pros and cons of on-premise vs. cloud-based access control software solutions.
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  • Guide to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Door Access Control

    Identify upfront and ongoing costs—some straightforward, some unpredictable—that contribute to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and maintenance.
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