Application and Efficacy of Access Control Systems – Report Example

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The paper "Application and Efficacy of Access Control Systems " is a perfect example of a report on information technology.   Asset security is quite pivotal in any area of the business, institution, or even at homesteads and other points or places where the human property is subject to intrusion, theft, or destruction. Measures to curtail any possible mishap in an area with security concerns are indeed imperative before or after the establishment of a property. This can be individual property, an organizational holding, company assets, or a community property. Security issues are not only essential in these cases but also very necessary. Access control systems help in putting a check on those who use, reach, and control a property that belongs to someone or a group of people with shared benefits and concerns.

To enhance tight security measures, a number of ACS devices have been advanced for purposes of improving on security issues. Some of these devices include; electrical locks with integrated alarms, barriers, biometric readers, ancillaries, and credentials. They can either be external or internal access controllers. The use of biometric systems is based on who accesses a system.

It identifies physical traits such as one’ s fingerprints, face, veins, or irises and behavior types e. g. handwriting or the rhythm of typing and/or voice projection and characteristics. Some of these appliances or access control devices are not much effective and their uses are subject to other control issues. Some can be and have been vulnerable to extreme weather situations and destruction or unauthorized access by intruders due to failure in their functionality. Their effectiveness and harnessed security improvement are nonetheless indubitable. Their efficacy has actually produced more benefits than side effects.

Many of these ACS devices have different operational mechanisms based on scientific applications. Their computerization or automation has led to increased security checks and reduced human labor and/or cost. However, they are prone to mechanical faults and failures making their efficacy stand a ground test hence the need to enhance their operative mechanisms to increase security. OPERATION PRINCIPLES, MECHANISMS, AND APPLICATION OF THE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM DEVICES Biometric reader systems store basic information of the authorized user(s) on their first use of the systems. This is called system enrollment.

The information recorded includes names or identification numbers, images, or user’ s specific traits that are synthesized and translated into a graph or a code.    

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