Key Differences Between Keyless Entry vs. Access Control

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 by Liz Wedekind

While keyless entry and access control are exceedingly similar, many still don’t understand the key differences and benefits to using them. Both aid in the restriction of certain areas, reduce energy costs, protect valuable items and more.

Access control systems are an integral part of any security plan. They provide a wide range of functions including:

  • The ability to lock down areas from a phone, computer or card reader
  • Track and assign alarm conditions from a single interface
  • Create a map with icons for each door/entry to control doors, stream live video and show which employees are entering through what doors
  • Run custom reports when you need to know who accessed what locations and when

Access control allows for various levels of security and permissions. Its’ goal is to reduce the risk of unwanted access through selective restriction typically involving door position indicators, motion sensors and card readers.

Keyless entry, while similar, provides much less overall control than access offers. Keyless entry tends to focus more on only a couple doors at a time such as in restaurants, small stores, or small organizations. It doesn’t focus as much on doors being left open, door alarms or motion sensors.

The security experts at Mike’s Lock Shop are committed to helping you find and select the best system for your organization’s needs. We can fit control systems to different doors, turnstiles, barriers, parking gates and more. Count on Mike’s Lock Shop, in Warminster, PA to keep your organization secure and protected with a complete line of the latest technology security systems in order to offer you complete satisfaction.

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