Access control systems allow entry to specific areas to be regulated - usually by an individual swiping a card or electronic key to gain access via a turnstile or door. Irisys’ high accuracy thermal imaging technology detects individuals by their body heat – adding an extra layer of intelligent security.
Most access control systems cannot control the number of people who enter the secure premises - seriously weakening the integrity of the system. When authorised personnel enter through an access control point, it is easy for a person without a card/key to follow them inside. This is known as tailgating.
Gyms and leisure facilities
Defence and government buildings
Airports and ports
Computer and data centres
Cleanrooms and high security rooms
Schools, universities and colleges
Hotels and accommodation blocks
Thermal sensors receive a signal from the access control system for every card/key holder accepted at an access control point; this is then compared with the number of people entering with valid cards. If a person tries to gain access without presenting a valid card/key, a tailgate alarm is raised.
Benefits of access control tailgate detection:
Increased security at access control points
Detection of unauthorised entry
Enforces the use of a valid card/key
Monitors compliance with access control policies
Improves roll call accuracy by providing information on number of card holder entries