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Toronto Building Access Control Systems – Total Property Security

Installing an access control system on a Toronto property is the only true way to guarantee total property security, privacy, and managed access to a home or business premises.

Keys, deadbolts, and keypad locking mechanisms have served home and business owners well for decades. With new technological developments and more organized crime, however, almost all traditional home and business security mechanisms can be compromised with relative ease.

What are Access Control Systems?

While a regular Yale lock and key can be considered representative of a basic access control system, modern access management, and control systems are very different.

Unlike with a regular lock which will grant access to a keyholder, a modern access control system goes to extra lengths to verify the physical identity of individuals attempting to access properties and restricted property areas. In order to do this, access cards and other devices are used to match the identity of people seeking access to a property against a database of access approved persons.

If a Toronto access control system can’t match a person’s identity to a database of people permitted into a certain area, it will refuse access. Much more importantly, because residential and commercial access control systems are tamper proof, individuals refused entry will find it much harder (if not impossible) to attempt forced entry into a restricted area.

Main Access Control System Components

The components of any residential or commercial access control system will always vary depending on the exact system installed. In evey case, however, electronic locking hardware will form the basis of any system. This is because unlike with a physically accessible locking mechanism, lock hardware itself will be built internally into access doors and only activated as authorized users come and go.

RFID & Biometric Access Cards Tags & Keypads

Because access control systems are managed by central access servers rather than physical key systems, key components of any system will take the form of RFID access cards, tags, and/or numerical keypads, fingerprint scanners and iris recognition systems.

RFID tags and cards work like physical keys by sending wireless signals to doors asking to be permitted entry. Once a unique radio frequency, keycode, or piece of personal biometric information is then recognized by an access system, electronic locking mechanisms will release, in order to permit access to an otherwise restricted area.
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Access Control System Server Components

With any smart Toronto access control system, data from RFID key cards and other entry materials will be matched by a central computer server to lists of authorized access personal. As well, however, as just managing access, the central server of an electronic access system will also record access activity. This way, system administrators can effectively monitor failed access attempts, as well as the activities of authorized system users.

Security Access Control System Types & Modes of Operation

Basic access control system installations will usually take the form of RFID card and keypad accessed systems. Such systems use unique door lock codes and/or RFID radio frequencies which can be easily updated as access privileges are issued and rescinded. Much more importantly, RFID and keypad based access systems are often the easiest for system administrators to manage and employees to use, whilst still providing a robust level of security.

Biometric Access Control Systems

Because RFID cards can be lost and keypad passcodes exchanged between authorized and non-authorized individuals, many banks and similar businesses in Toronto choose to heighten security by using biometric-based access control systems. These are systems which in most cases, will require users to use their thumbprint or a scan of their iris to access a property or restricted area. There are, however, also instances where full facial recognition might be used as well as, or in place of other biometric data.

The Benefits for Toronto Businesses

Electronic access control systems are often thought of as designed specifically for businesses such as banks. In recent years, however, everyone from budget hotel proprietors to regular retail store owners in Toronto, have started to realize the benefits of such systems.

With a smart access control system, Toronto businesses can reduce costs associated with replacing lost keys and locks. At the same time, access control systems often make employees more conscientious regarding their activities, while in places like hospitality contexts, businesses are also able to provide their clients with an added sense of personal security.

IGTA Home Access Control Systems

Because RFID chips can be placed in everything from key fobs to jewelry items, smart access control systems can provide Toronto homeowners with unparalleled home security and privacy. Risks of home intrusions are eliminated. In like regard, homeowners don’t have to ever worry about themselves or other authorized individuals being locked out of a property.

IGTA Business Access Control Systems

If you are a business owner in Toronto, you already know how challenging it can be to pair smooth day to day operations with the robust level of security you need to guard against thefts, acts of vandalism, and internal employee thefts. Thankfully, a smart access control system can help you stay diligent whilst benefiting from total access security and monitoring which requires very little administrative oversight. Your business is simply secure and should a security arise, you will be able to easily identify where, how, and who is likely responsible.

Smarter Security is Total Security

At IGTA, we provide smart access control systems to a wide variety of security-conscious Toronto home and business owners. Much more importantly, we always work with each of our clients, in order to truly understand their unique security concerns, prior to recommending and installing a new access system.

We provide high-level property security, personal threat prevention, and diligent access monitoring services to all our customers. This being the case, call or contact us today in order to help us help you start benefiting from smarter home and business security.

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