Avoiding common pitfalls with access control & entrance integration

Lillington, NC

The whitepaper reveals the weaknesses, the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances.

Boon Edam Inc has published a new whitepaper that outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorised entry.

The whitepaper, entitled - “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors”- then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals; medium security optical turnstiles, and low security tripod and full height turnstiles.

The vulnerabilities

The publication begins with the explanation that access control systems are often installed in buildings alongside traditional manual or automatic swinging doors. The weakness of this combination lies in the fact that once unlocked by a credentialed user, a swinging door can be held open or forced open, allowing entry for unauthorised people. When an organisation cannot accurately report on the number of people in their building, they are more vulnerable to risk and liability, such as crime, violence, regulatory fines, loss of productivity, litigation, etc.

Tailgating detection and prevention

The paper includes a description of five of the main benefits of access control systems coupled with security entrances vs. swinging doors, including their ability to mitigate tailgating and piggybacking and establish a reliable standard operating procedure (S.O.P.) for entry. It also provides details on how to seamlessly integrate authentication devices of all shapes and sizes with security doors and turnstiles for maximum effectiveness and ease of use.

Biometrics integration

Finally, the theme of biometrics is introduced with an explanation of how these devices pair with high security revolving doors and mantrap portals to ensure not only that one person enters per authorised credential, but also that the person entering matches the credential. A detailed infographic included with the whitepaper illustrates the entry process, showing how the entrance speaks to the access control system to confirm or deny entry to a building’s most secure areas.


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