Choosing a security system for your organization is an important decision, and the right door access control system plays a vital role in security posturing. When making the case to upgrade your security, note that implementing an IP-based access control system can deliver many benefits, including stronger security, improved performance, lower costs, and increased flexibility. Here are a few key advantages of IP-based access control systems, and how they can impact your business:
1. Stronger security
Fast, accurate authorization
An IP-based security access control kit or system exchanges information between readers, controllers, and databases over high-speed networks, speeding up authorization. If the system is cloud-based, the database should contain the latest available user and threat information, ensuring that authorization is based on accurate, up-to-date information.
Stronger verification methods
There are a few different types of IP door access control systems that support a wide range of authorization methods, including video, voice, facial, iris, and fingerprint recognition, as well as mobile and proximity-based credentials. Teams can also deploy multi-factor authentication to further strengthen security.
All data on access events is transmitted over a single network, providing security teams with a single view of all activity in the access control network. This is important for security teams managing individual buildings with large numbers of access points or managing multiple locations simultaneously from a central control point.
Alerts and other notifications are transmitted in real-time via the network, enabling security teams to respond faster to incidents. With an IP system that supports mobile management and video, security teams can receive alerts with live video on their smartphones, and take specific actions remotely, such as unlocking a door or activating a lockdown.
Faster policy changes
If security updates require a change in access policy, security teams can quickly roll out changes to individual access points or the entire network. For example, implementing a new door schedule, or rolling out new security features is a matter of a few clicks, rather than updating each individual component in person.
The access control management software enables security teams to easily view system logs and alerts, manage permissions, and access other management features easily so that they can review user history and customize individual permissions. Because IP-based access control systems communicate over the Internet, these adjustments are also effective in near real-time.
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