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Every organisation strives for more secure premises. In order to achieve this, an Access Control solution with digital capabilities is truly essential. Beyond traditional security, FSR Access Control solutions are influential in helping organisations reinforce zone restrictions and improve overall on-site security.

Whether your property has just one entrance or many access points, FSR Security can provide you with a highly effective access control system. Contact us if you are based in Swindon or the surrounding areas.

In this article, we will give you an idea about the Access Control side of Security Systems.

What is access control?

Access control is a fundamental element of data security that dictates who’s allowed to use and access the company resources and private information. By the use of authentication and authorization, access control policies make sure users are who they say they are and that they have appropriate access to company data. Access control can also be applied to limit physical access to buildings, hotels, rooms, schools and many more.

What are the 3 types of access control system?

  1. Discretionary Access Control (DAC)

DAC is a type of access control system that holds the business owner responsible for deciding which people are allowed in a specific location, digitally or physically. Discretionary Access Control is the least restrictive compared to the other systems. It allows an individual complete control over any objects they own, as well as the programs associated with those objects.

  1. Managed Access Control (MAC)

Mandatory access control (MAC) is a security strategy that stops the individual resource owners from being able to deny or grant access to resource objects in a file system. Mandatory access control criteria are defined by the system admin, this is strictly enforced by the operating system and can never be disabled by end-users.

  1. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Role-based access control (RBAC) restricts network access based on a person’s role within an organisation. RBAC is one of the main methods for advanced access control. The roles in RBAC refer to the levels of access that people have to the network. Employees are only allowed to access the information necessary to effectively perform their job responsibilities. Access will be based on several factors, such as job competency and job responsibility. In addition, access to computer resources can be limited to specific tasks such as the ability to create, edit or view the specific file.

How Do Access Control Systems Work?

  1.  Access control readers give access to the building based on established credentials.. Established Credentials considered are the likes of Key Fob, Key Card, or biometrics and fingerprints.
  2. Door readers are connected to a network. Every person who needs access has a code tied to their credential and the system recognizes that they are authorized to be in the building.
  3. Control System software tracks all the activity in the establishments or buildings.

They monitor who enters and exits the premises and has the ability to alert security personnel, business owners, supervisors etc. when someone enters the building after hours or there is a break-in.

What are the Benefits of an Access Control System?

Security is our top priority for small, medium and large businesses.  If you work with private information or very costly equipment, you must protect them.

Protecting your businesses property or assets is essential to your business success. Whether you have a small or big number of employees, having an FSR access control system will grant or deny access and let your employees go where they need to go.

Below are the benefits of access control systems:


An access control system allows you to “set and forget” who has access to each area of your business. With the administrator’s authorisation, an employee can access all the areas they need to get their jobs done. With the scan of a key card, fingerprint or input of a PIN, the employee can get to wherever they need to go.


Set aside all your keys and locks now. While some areas still require individual keys, you will need more locks and keys if you have a larger building. For an individual like a janitor or security personnel, this can mean a bulky key ring, causing confusion about which keys should be used and it takes more time finding the right key for that door.

The access control system will save more time for those accessing restricted areas and also saves you visits from the locksmith. Also, keys can be duplicated, leaving you vulnerable to unauthorized access. Access control security does away with this kind of vulnerability.


With access control security, you can save more money on locks, keys, and security personnel. An access control system can easily verify a person’s identity without the need for security personnel. Access control systems can also be integrated with heating, cooling and lighting systems. Lights can turn on when there are people passing by, or if there is a person inside the room and will automatically shut off when they leave. They can also adjust temperatures when no one is in an area to save on consuming energy costs.


An access control system gives you data on who enters and exits your premises or room. The date on when the activity happens is also recorded. You can ensure people are working in their working hours. If an accident or theft occurs, you know exactly the person or the responsible individual who accessed a specific area at the time of the incident.


Operating a large business or company creates an opportunity for visitors to go about without any detection.

By using access control systems, unauthorized people cannot get in. Since door entrances need credentials like a password or biometrics before they unlock the door entry, only those who have the necessary credentials can access the area.

Why Choose Our FSR Access Security System?

Depending on your preferences, we can configure an access control system to allow only those with an ID card or PIN. Alternatively, you can choose a biometric access solution, if required. All doors and access points can be configured separately to make it easy for regular visitors to get entry easily.

But what makes our Access Security System stand out? Here are the reasons:

  • Access timetables can be implemented
  • Manually override for the system if required
  • Useful tool for visitor or locker management
  • Intercom can be incorporated into the system

CCTV for physical monitoring of visitors at different access points

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