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Academic Facility Access Control

Power Over Who Enters Your Institution 

Access Control simply means a system for controlling who enters a property or building. In the past, access control usually meant a guard or receptionist, a sign-in system, and badges. Today, institutions have a range of options for staffed and unstaffed access control, including intercoms, phones, electronic ID cards and badges, electronic keypads and biometric scanners to give staff, students, and visitors access to academic facilities.

Many electronic access control systems offer the added benefit of providing an electronic record of who has entered and exited a building and who is on the premises at any given time.

Access control is critical for daycare facilities, schools, churches, recreational facilities, and libraries with a lot of employees, students, and visitors.

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Intercom and Telephone Entry Systems

Video and audio intercom systems are a popular solution for institutions, especially those with a high volume of visitors and guests. They give users added security by allowing them to see and interact with visitors before allowing them onto the property or into the building. These systems can also be helpful to visitors by allowing them to get directions and instructions from an operator or directly from their host.

Telephone entry systems connect the visitor with an interior phone line for communication with an operator or individual. They offer the advantage of allowing hosts to speak directly to the visitor before granting access.

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Biometric Access

Biometric access control systems require users to scan fingerprints or hands into an electronic reader for identification. The systems are convenient and noninvasive, freeing users from having to keep track of keys, badges or codes. Because they are highly accurate and cannot be lost, shared or stolen, they provide exceptionally secure access control for academic facilities. They can be used at entrances or on individual devices and workstations, making them highly versatile for a range of applications.

Biometric scanners also provide proof of identity for law enforcement and regulatory purposes.

Employee Badging Systems

Employee badging systems rely on physical ID badges, electromagnetic cards and proximity cards to verify the identity of visitors. Electronic badge systems can be used to provide an accurate record of all arrivals and departures, which can be used to audit timekeeping and attendance systems. They can also provide a record of who is present in the facility in case of emergencies. Many employers like badge systems because they also provide identity cards that can serve a variety of purposes.

Electronic badge systems can provide selective access to academic facilities for individual users and help track access to sensitive areas of the facility.

Gate Access

CIA offers gate access systems for parking lots, garages and entrances. Businesses have a wide range of gate control options, ranging from telephones to keypads and badges. Solutions are designed for use with or without an attendant.

Visitor Management Systems

Visitor management systems are comprehensive electronic systems that identify users on arrival and print custom badges for temporary access to facilities. Regular visitors may be stored in the system for fast access. These systems provide excellent security and a welcoming environment for academic facilities with a lot of regular attendees. They provide extensive monitoring and recordkeeping options that make visitor management easier and less labor intensive for host organizations and fast and convenient for their guests.

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