5 Types of Access Control for Schools

5 Types of Access Control for Schools

There are various types of access control systems, and identifying which is best for your school is ideal. Access controls are necessary for sensitive areas where only authorized individuals are permitted. Hence, the installation of access control for schools and campuses is vital to control and minimize the risk of unauthorized activity. 

In the previous article, we explored the benefits of access control in schools. In this article, we are introducing to you the various types of access control suitable for schools. 

1.Biometric Devices: 

Biometrics are biological measurements that are specific to each person. Biometric data includes height, iris, or fingerprint. The most common biometric device is the fingerprint reader. The student profile is created using demographics and necessary information alongside the student’s photo and his/her biometric credentials. Once registered, the student will be able to gain access to the school. These devices are usually integrated with time and attendance platforms to monitor attendance and make entrances more secure. It also allows for automated payment and accounting for school services like lunch purchases.  

2. Visitor Management System: 

Visitor management is a process that helps identify and track access to school premises or buildings. The system captures all the details of the visit. Date, time, the photograph of the visitor, whom they meet, and the reason are some of the information captured. The system merges with access control by determining who is authorized to enter a facility. This system assures parents and guardians of the safety of their children. 


3. Security Turnstile: 

Security turnstile for campus and school safety is considered one of the most effective ways to elevate security. It is designed to restrict access to one person at a time, and will only allow access to persons with correct credentials like ID cards or fobs. The reader attached to the turnstile scans the pass and will only unlock if the credentials are valid. They are often composed of solid steel arms or thick panes. 


4. Facial Recognition Technology: 

facial recognition is a type of biometrics software that can identify or verify a person from a digital image. It performs tasks by detecting the face, scanning and creating fingerprint/ targets, and finally matching and verifying. The system then unlocks the door automatically for a few seconds to allow entry. The facial recognition technology helps streamlines access to the school and campuses or any restricted area in the building.


5. Proximity / Swipe Cards: 

Proximity cards are a type of contactless smart card that makes use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) without inserting it into a reading device. On the other hand, swipe cards is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) type cards that swipe through readers to determine the authenticity of visitors. Both cards are used for access controls and are difficult to forge because the door unlocks only if the scanned number matches an identified number in the school system.


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