Anti-tailgating security and access control

How access control and video security technology prevent tailgating incidents in your offices and buildings.

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Tailgating security and access control detection technology

Our integrations provide a complete solution that identifies physical security tailgating incidents as they occur. From a single dashboard, administrators have the ability to respond to tailgating and piggybacking threats in real time and immediately locate the entry where the tailgating attempt occurred to take preventative action.

Prevent a tailgating security breach before it occurs

Openpath, together with Camio and/or Density, support deployment models across buildings and offices of all shapes and sizes. This offers a proactive approach to tailgating vulnerabilities, keeping employees safe without adding friction. Traditional access control systems leave buildings susceptible to tailgating security breaches, which can lead to both physical and cyber security theft. Of the major security issues impacting corporate businesses, tailgating is becoming more common as it is primarily unnoticeable within a crowd of people.

"We work closely with the heads of security for many of the Fortune 1000 and tailgating prevention has risen to be one of their top three physical security priorities."

Ed Batchelor

Regional Director at Guidepost Solutions

Benefits of our system for your tailgating security

Improved safety and security

Faster, superior protection for all employees and tenants. Jointly addressing cyber and physical tailgating security needs for next-level asset protection.

Full Visibility

Visual monitoring of every entry and exit across all of your locations to quickly resolve or investigate security concerns and questions.

Monitor remotely

Manage all of your entrances across all buildings and offices from a single pane of glass. This provides flexibility to handle any issues that occur outside of working hours and weekends.

Operate more effectively

Users can instantly be notified of any potential tailgating security breaches and address them just as quickly. Includes full reporting capabilities to meet any compliance needs.

Secure against tailgating with the Openpath Video Reader

Enhance security with visual verification right at the door. Openpath’s Video Reader Pro lets you monitor all entry activity on any device, with a camera built directly into the reader. Get real-time alerts with video to see who’s entering your space, and mitigate tailgating incidents as they occur.

Advanced tailgating protection with integration partners


Openpath's integration with Camio's video analytics capabilities let you associate tailgating events with your video footage remotely, anytime, from any camera. Simply search for tailgating events in your Camio dashboard to find the exact moment an uncredentialed visitor enters the office. With searchable video clips, you can quickly identify the potential intrusion and securely share them with the appropriate audiences. This allows security personnel to quickly resolve investigations and triage potential security liabilities.


Density is people-counting technology that detects when someone enters or exits your building. In conjunction with Openpath’s cloud-based access control, tailgaters are instantly detected when an uncredentialed visitor enters behind a credentialed one, signaling an in-app alert. This enables security teams to identify unauthorized people before they become a security threat.


Openpath works with a variety of access control turnstile manufacturers, including SKIDATA, braXos, and Automatic Systems. When paired with Openpath Smart Readers, turnstiles help mitigate tailgating by ensuring that only one credentialed person is admitted at a time. Perfect for high-traffic lobbies, Openpath-enabled turnstiles provide a higher level of security without compromising convenience.

Anti-tailgating best practices

Install physical barriers: Turnstiles are great for high-volume traffic areas, as they admit only one authorized person at a time. When used with Openpath Smart Readers, they’re a reliable way to enforce tailgating security, especially for larger enterprise buildings.

Install cameras and use a video management system: Video footage lets you visually identify tailgating scenarios as they happen. VMS like Milestone and Camio work alongside your Openpath access control system to detect when more than one person enters on a single credential in real-time.

Track occupancy with people sensors: Combat tailgating security breaches with people sensors that anonymously count people entering and exiting the building. Integrated with your Openpath access control system, you can receive automated alerts as tailgating events occur.

Set shorter unlock times: Customize your Openpath settings to discourage tailgaters by shortening your Entry Open Duration to only allow one person to enter at a time. Also, configure door Contact Sensors to alert you to ajar doors that a tailgater might take advantage of.