Security News Desk looks at the evolution of access control technology and discovers how leading physical security companies are staying one step ahead with wireless and biometric technology.
Access control technology has evolved incredibly over the last few years. Just a few years back, it was merely a means to an end, to prevent unwarranted access using metal keys or basic swipe cards. But now, thanks to integration into the wider security technology landscape, access control is no longer a simple yes or no… now it is yes, no, who, what, when and why?
With technology advancing at a staggering pace, IP-based security systems can call upon signals from just about every node on the network, to trigger or interact with every other node. This interoperability is creating a secure, protective net around locations, where just about every interaction can be recorded, analysed and audited, either in real time or for forensic purposes afterwards.