Physical Access Control

Physical access control is the restriction of access to a physical space within the business or organization. This type of access control limits access to rooms, buildings and physical IT assets. In addition, physical access control keeps track of who is coming and going in restricted areas. This can help keep your assets safe and secure.

Examples of physical control access include password coded doors and fob controlled gates. Access card readers can track who is entering the facility. These readers only give access to special employees with the right credentials. Many systems incorporate security alarms and lockdown features to prevent unauthorized access.

Logical Access Control

Logical access control involves authenticating and authorizing users. This is different than physical access control. Physical access control uses keys and badges. Logical access controls use advanced password programs and advanced biometric security features.

These features identify the employee. The system then determines whether the employee has appropriate authorization to access data.

There are many benefits to having logical access control. Yet, the main benefit is that an employer can immediately revoke or change an employee’s authorization. An employer can disable an employee’s badge access without gaining physical control of the badge.

Contact Our Redwood City Commercial Security Professionals

Your business deserves the best protection. At Integrated Access Security, we provide a level of personal attention you cannot get at other companies. If you have questions about physical access control vs. logical access control, we can help.

We have over 50 years of combined experience. Our professionals assist all Bay Area businesses with their security alarm needs. Call us today at (650) 332-6667 or fill out our contact form for more information.

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