Boon Edam has recently published ‘Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors’ – a new whitepaper for security professionals. Outlining five basic components of an access control system, the publication explores the inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorised entry.
In addition, the whitepaper reveals the benefits and best practices, around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals; medium security optical turnstiles, and low security tripod and full height turnstiles.
One key aspect the whitepaper delves into is the vulnerability of access control systems and swing doors. The weakness of this combination lies in the fact that once unlocked by a credentialed user, a swinging door can be held open or forced open, allowing entry for unauthorised people.
When an organisation cannot accurately report on the number of people in their building, they are more vulnerable to risk and liability, such as crime, violence, regulatory fines, loss of productivity, litigation, etc.
The “Access Control Integration” whitepaper concludes by introducing biometrics and explaining how these devices pair with high security revolving doors and mantrap portals to ensure not only that one person enters per authorised credential, but also that the person entering matches the credential.
A detailed infographic included with the whitepaper illustrates the entry process, showing how the entrance speaks to the access control system to confirm or deny entry to a building’s most secure areas.
‘Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors’ is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website at: https://content.boonedam.us/access-control-integration-with-turnstiles-and-security-doors.