The demand for flexible office hours is rapidly growing around the UK due to the massive amount of freelancers and contractors using shared office spaces and working varied hours and shifts. The result of this change in working habits is that offices need to be manned 24/7 or you need to implement an access control solution.
Our Access Control Software combined with our hardware means there are several options to control access to the buildings.
There are various types of key cards that can be used as an alternative to the traditional metal key and will open an electronically-powered door if you swipe it (swipe reader), tap the card on it (proximity reader), or insert it (insert reader).
Here at sensor access, we provide the following options:
- Proximity cards are contact-less due to a wireless antenna embedded in the plastic. When the card is brought into proximity with a reader the antenna receives an electrical charge which is known as the Wiegand effect.
- Key fobs look more like plastic keys rather than cards, but they also allow keyless locking and unlocking of coworking spaces using the Wiegand effect.
- Smart cards possess a microchip, which is difficult to duplicate, so they provide a higher level of security than the magnetic stripe cards. Such cards do not require contact with the reader and are popular among laptop owners and office staff.
- Biometric Access Control is the most secure option and involves employees registering a fingerprint which is then scanned by the reader to confirm your identity and grant you access.
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