What is a physical access control system and what actual problem do they solve?

A physical access control system is a security mechanism that restricts access to physical locations, such as buildings, rooms, and storage areas. It typically involves the use of access control devices, such as electronic locks, biometric readers, or keycards, to verify the identity of individuals and determine whether they are authorized to enter a particular location.

Physical access control systems can help solve several security problems, including:

  Unauthorized entry

  Theft prevention


  Monitoring and auditing

Overall, physical access control systems are important tools for ensuring the security and safety of physical locations, and can help organizations mitigate various physical security threats.


The specific equipment required for an access control system will vary depending on the size and complexity of the system, as well as the specific needs of the organization. However, a basic access control system typically requires the following equipment:

  Access control panels

 Access control devices

  Control cables

  Power supply


Access cards or credentials: If using a card or credential-based system, access cards or credentials will be required for each individual authorized to access the system.

Access Control Panel


Access Control Device

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Access Control Software

Power Supply

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Control cables


Backup battery