Access Control: Who Can Go Where, and When
Using door and window locks on the outside of your home to control who gets in and when, is a time-honored practice. When combined with door and window sensors, they form the basis of an Intrusion Control system.
Similar locks and sensors can be used inside the home to limit access to sensitive areas, including medicine cabinets, jewelry cases, liquor cabinets, wine cellars, and firearm closets. When combined with remote monitoring and control and integrated into a smart home system, it becomes an access control system. Such systems can be tailored to the specific needs of household members, and then monitored and controlled via the internet. Access control technology could become an indispensable part of your everyday lifestyle.
Keeping unauthorized people from gaining access to sensitive areas deters theft and keeps people—especially children—safe. Smart phones and tablets make interacting with these devices easy, from anywhere in the world. Combining them with surveillance cameras make them even more powerful. Here are some everyday applications:
- Let the housecleaner in—from your workplace. You forgot to leave the key under the doormat.
- Receive an alert if your aging parent leaves home after 8:00 pm.
- Make sure that you’ve locked all the doors at your vacation home—when you’re halfway home.
- Let your sister-in-law borrow Mom’s necklace (from the bedroom wall safe), while you’re out of town.
- Let the plumber in to fix a leak that was reported by your home monitoring system—before major damage can occur—and make sure he locks up as he leaves.
For advanced applications, unique access codes can be added, along with event recorders, to keep track of exactly who gained access to which part of your home—and when.
Access control helps keep your family safe and your home and personal property secure. It can be set to automatically inform you if someone goes where they should not go. And, when combined with Security Cameras and Intrusion Control, it provides complete home protection—so you can relax while you’re away from home.