Any solid building security strategy should resemble an onion. To secure the integrity of your home or business, layers upon layers of protocols, trained personnel, and future-proof technology have to form the ecosystem that constitutes your buildings’ security. The more layers you have, the better. One of the core components of this security ecosystem is Access Control, or the ability to manage who can and who cannot enter the property. 

Types of Access Control Systems

Today, quick and simple access is required in many buildings to facilitate the steady flow of traffic, employees, cleaning services, maintenance, emergency responders, or utility workers. At the same time, not every single person can access all parts of the building equally. Because different access control products are designed to satisfy different security concerns, building managers and property owners must first decide what and who they need to protect. 

Let’s take a look at some of the available access control solutions available on the market today that can help secure your building:


Proximity-based access control systems use radio frequency technology (RFID) to wirelessly open doors once they are within range of a proximity card reader.


Considered to be one of the most secure authentication systems, biometric-based access control uses a system to match human features to grant or deny access.

Smart-Card Readers 

All-in-one smart-card readers are equipped with a programmable computer chip that allows building managers to get very granular as to which access points an individual is allowed to enter. A significant benefit of using this technology is that smart cards can be integrated with other systems and different technology readers.

There is no such thing as “overdoing it” when it comes to security. American Security has implemented a wide variety of access control solutions from proximity, biometric, fingerprint, to all-in-one smart-card readers all over New York and New Jersey. Systems can range from 1 to 65,000 users, and 1 to 1,000 doors.

At American Security, we believe in keeping you, your property, and your business safe at every level. We offer advanced and customizable security options from video surveillance to fire alarms and beyond. American Security is proud to be the New York area’s top choice for multi-tiered security since 1979. Give us a call today to speak with an expert and experience the American Security difference.

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