Access Control in South Africa Explained

What is Access Control?

Access control in South Africa is a form of security that is designed to limit access to a system or to physical or virtual resources. When we discuss access control in computing, we are talking about a process by which users are granted access and control to a system. The process is monitored and your access depends on your user credentials and what access you have been authorized by your managers.

 This is a very popular system used within larger companies to protect sensitive information. A user is usually issued a password or random key code generator and this allows them restricted and monitored access to the company’s computer systems Next time you are at the bank, you will most likely see the consultant with a little device around his or her neck, this is a random code generator and every time the consultant logs onto the computer system they need to input a new code.

 In physical access control systems, a user is issued with a key card or their biometrics are captured in the form of fingerprint readers or optical scanners. Using biometrics as a form of verifying a user is the most secure form of user credential currently available. It’s always on the user and it cannot be cloned or stolen or lost, as is the case with passwords and key cards.

The most secure method of access control is biometrics, this involves the user having their fingerprint or retina or palm print captured. Biometric systems have really come a long way in the last couple years; today the systems are affordable and practical. We pride ourselves on being able to offer you a full spectrum solution that will resolve any time and attendance and access control issues currently affecting your company. If you would like more information on our solutions and services, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly sales consultants today!

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