The So Far Development of Access Control Systems!

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You must have heard the term the access control system many times because it is not a new term at all. For those who are not aware of the word, access control system is a device that allows passage to get in or get out of any premises. Whether it is the modern era or the ancient one, there always has been a need to limit the entrance and exit of different people from a specific place for the reason of protection of the people, assets or necessary documentation. People needed to get shelter from the foreign entities to save their precious lives or the valuable data and belongings. It is why it was invented to prohibit the intruder’s illegal activities.

However, for now, it have been developed into various refine forms taking into consideration. For example, the affordability, the usability, the efficiency, the authenticity, the performance, the high quality etc. are the main factors which are responsible for the development and progress of the devices. Henceforth, they are being used to manage the entree to the exteriors of the premises whereas they are also seen to be used in separate interiors of a specific place. The purpose behind the advent of them can also be illustrated as the convenient and easy right of entry to the authorised people who are permitted to get entrance in the property despite the fact of prohibiting the entry of the unauthorised people at the same place. In this blog, I am going to elaborate that how the devices have been improved and developed so far.

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Drawbridge around a castle or fort:

Drawbridges are the wooden bridges which were used in ancient times for the purpose of getting a passage into the main gateway. These gateways also represent the ‘keeper of a castle’. The gigantic castles of the times of the kings and queens were not only protected by the number of security guards but also with a massive drawbridge which not only gives passage to the authorised people but also keeps the invaders away from conquering the castle or invading the fort. Therefore, it was also a method developed for the same purpose to limit the admission. From here, they started improving and getting into more useful shapes.

Brass key lock access:

The brass key locks were used when the modern human civilisation has taken its grip with the help of progressive technologies. These locks were used to limit the entrance of specific people into a particular space. Only those people who have the keys can get inside the premises. No one else can have the entree except them. It is the primary purpose of the access control systems it is why it can also be included as the chain to the progress of them. The locks and keys have almost instilled itself into the lives of the most of the people. There is still a number of people who are using it to limit the entrance of outsiders to their premises whether residential or the commercial ones. Henceforward, the key lock method is developed form of the access control systems.

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Access cards and the magnetic swipes:

The access control systems undergo huge developments after various modern and technical innovations. When the electrical technology merged with the traditional technique, it gives rise to the advanced form of it. The method to limit the entrance of the people to the premises was turned into a compact type of the machine on which an entrée card or the magnetic swipe was put down on the device to get the authentication to get inside the premises. These cards were known as the key cards. If one person wanted to get inside a specific place, he needs to swipe the card. The card contains some electrical codes which are identified by it and therefore provides admission to them ultimately. In this way, the pure key and lock security coordination get evolved into the key cards.

Keypads and the digital passcode systems:

The entrée control keypad is another developed form of the security systems by which one have to type a correct numeric code on the keypad to get entrance or exit from a place. A keypad just like the key-tone keypads of the telephones was integrated into the device. These keypads were electronically designed to give right of entry to the authorised people. The owner of the security device sets a specific numeric password, which is pressed rightly by the people who are allowed to reach it. If the digital password matches the password set by the owner, then the doors get open for giving free admission to the property or place. Another progress came in the form of digital form. These passcodes are designed with digital touch-methods. It makes it convenient for the people to get quick entree inside.

Fingerprints, face recognition and eye detectors:

Face recognition, eye detectors and prints are the innovative methods of access control devices. The latest devices are designed in such a way that it can give quick admission to the authorised people conveniently. They are more security proof than any other method. People can easily break the devices by using different tactics to get the admission. For example, they can steal the keys, steal the codes etc. but they cannot get the same fingerprints, face recognition and the retina of the eye of the owner of the locker. In this way, it became foolproof and strictly secured than any other security arrangement.

CCTV add-in:

After the passage of time, a new improvement was seen in the systems in the form of the CCTV add-in into the it. It was a very useful innovation. Now the owners can easily see that who is behind the door asking to get entrance to the premises. The owners can allow the admission their selves by authenticating the faces of the people. Moreover, in case of any security encroachment, the owners can have proper evidence against the encroachers in the form of the video made by the CCTV. In this way, the criminals started staying away from such premises, and criminal activities were controlled to a great extent.

Bluetooth remote device:

The latest form of the advanced security devices to get limited access to premises is a Bluetooth remote device. These are such devices which can give the owner remote entrance to the premises. If the owner is away from the place where the device is inserted, he can still provide entree to the authorised people to enter into the property. The owner can have all the settings in the remote or even on his mobile device. He can run it smoothly, saving his time. Moreover, he can keep an eye on the exiting and entering of the people through it. The security has become stronger with the evolution of the systems. Hence the development of the security devices has come a long way.

Final Analysis:

The latest and developed forms of the security device have not only made it easy for the people to get reliable protection but also they are pocket-friendly. People do not have to worry about the safety of their lives, assets, belongings and data due to the successfully evolved devices. Now you cannot only keep your residential or commercial property safe but if you have organised an outdoor event, it can also help in making the event security more reliable. Just the people who have key card with themselves can get the entry into the event location. It is a very convenient device which has increased the level of security through its evolution and development.

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