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Access control

Increasingly, companies are looking for solutions to secure their workspaces and protect their employees and visitors.

Physical access control (access gates, turnstiles, barriers, etc.) is often one of the solutions explored.

In the collective unconscious, these devices are rather intended for sensitive and risky sites or even military sites.

However, access control can now be adapted to all buildings, from commercial to industrial sites.

According to MarketsandMarkets, the global access control market size is expected to grow from $8.6 billion in 2020 to $12.8 billion by 2025.

Combined with a visitor management solution, the access control system makes it easy to implement optimal flow management.

Access control: the benefits

Access control enables the efficient management of incoming and outgoing flows of people. It is becoming a classic in the protection of employees, sensitive data and goods.

With this device, it is possible to divide a site into several zones in order to allocate access authorisations via badge readers. This makes it possible to control flows both at the entrance to the building and at the entrance to certain sensitive areas.

Authorisations managed by access control :

  • Staff: employees, visitors, suppliers, vehicles, etc.
  • Geography: area, site...
  • Time: time range, date...
  • Specific prohibition 

Access control and visitor management :

In order to achieve optimal security, it is common to combine an access control system with a visitor management solution.

The two solutions are then interfaced and allow for the control of the flow of people from outside the company. Visitors are pre-registered from the visitor management application, giving the security team visibility ahead of the visit. Visitors can then enter the site on the day using a badge that corresponds to their level of access, accompanied or on their own. Note that it is possible to submit pre-registrations to a validation workflow.

Contact our team to learn more about access control interfacing with Hamilton Visitor.