Elevators are a form of vertical transportation used for movement in high-rise buildings and this means that access to elevators as a security measure needs to be taken into serious consideration, to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing floors they shouldn’t be allowed on.
One of the best ways to secure your elevators and prevent unauthorized movement across floors in a building is by integrating a fob or keycard access system with your elevators. With such systems, you can control and monitor the people that have access to different sections of your building. Elevator access control can be implemented in several ways, according to the level of security that is required.
Let’s take a look at some of these elevator access control implementation methods in detail;
Elevator access control security levels
Due to the costs implication that accompanies the various security levels, it is important to understand what exactly is needed for your building, and have the proper security facilities installed accordingly.
Here, we’ll take a look at how each level operates and its various advantages and disadvantages.
i. Access to all floors
At this level, when a valid access fob or keycard is used, the user is allowed access to all the available floors. The advantage here is that it is easy to implement, but it is also disadvantageous because its ease of implementation comes with a low level of security and there is no way to track a person’s movement around the building.
ii. Assigned floors only.
When you use your access card at an elevator with assigned floors-only access, the access control system unlocks only the floors which have been assigned to you. In this case, every floor is controlled individually by the card access system. The advantage this level provides is that unauthorized individuals are prevented from getting unto unauthorized floors, while the disadvantage is that you won’t be able to determine who used what floor.
iii. Assigned floors only with feedback
In addition to having access to only assigned floors, this level transmits information about the floor you selected to the card access system and this allows the system to deactivate buttons of all other floors and log the button that you selected. This gives the advantage of being able to track the user’s movement, while the disadvantage is that it could be difficult and expensive to implement.
Which one is the best for your building?
This choice depends on your budget and your elevator security needs. Get in touch with us soon to find out how we can help you secure your elevators. To get started on securing your elevators, call Trivest Technologies on +234-802-230-6494 or forward a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org