The best elevator access control system takes into consideration many risks in order to create most secure access control in buildings. Such elevator access control systems employ both state-of-the-art technology and security guards in order to make sure that no unauthorized people can enter the building.
In the last ten years, access control systems have become more sophisticated than ever before. Back in 1990’s, building managers stationed security guards in lobbies. These security guards required visitors to sign in before they could enter the elevator. The 9/11 terrorist attacks changed this simple procedure and added many more security steps.
Nowadays, the security guards stationed in lobbies are complemented by sophisticated security technology, such as video surveillance cameras, proximity cards, and optical turnstiles. This technology has taken access control in buildings to the next level.
In some cases, the directors of building security prohibit access even to the lobbies. They do this by requiring visitors and tenants to swipe proximity cards in order to enter the building. Then the turnstiles inside the building require yet another set of proximity cards in order for an individual to gain an elevator access control.
The high level of security technology present in many high-rise buildings requires anyone who wants to visit them to sign up for a visitor pass through an online visitor management system. In case the technology malfunctions, the security guards stationed near turnstiles can help the visitor resolve any technology problems he may encounter.
Some companies that have offices in buildings with access control systems prefer to have additional layer of security by creating their own proximity cards for access to their offices. In these cases, security companies often configure their access systems at turnstiles to accept the proximity cards issued by companies operating these offices.
Many security companies prefer to simplify the experience of their visitors by allowing them to sign up for access control in buildings through their online visitor management systems via a simple name registration. This way, the visitors can enter the buildings or turnstiles preventing access to elevators by simply swiping their driver’s licenses.
Though some companies restrict elevator access to the floors where they are located, security professionals consider this practice easy to beat because someone may simply stay in the elevator and wait for an individual with an access privilege proximity card. Therefore, some security professionals provide yet another layer of access protection by installing optical beams that scan access cards while people are entering the elevator. Whenever a person whose card does not have a floor privilege gets off the elevator at that restricted floor, the security system will alarm the personnel.
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