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What is an access control system?

An access control system is a keyless entry system that gives you total control over your commercial or residential premises by granting physical access to authorized users only. It is an essential part of any security solution. You can customize this system to fit your specific requirements and easily integrate it with other systems such as visitors’ management systems or alarm systems.

How does the system work?

A basic access control system requires four components:

  • An authentication device (keypad, scanner, smartphone) or an authentication object (fob, card)
  • A reader
  • A controller
  • Electric locks

This is how the system works:

  • The user authenticates their identity to the reader through a designated authentication tool
  • The reader communicates that information to the controller
  • The controller instructs the door to unlock electronically

Authentication tools

You can choose the authentication tool that best fits your needs depending on the security level you are aiming for. It is also possible to establish a two-steps identification process such as PIN code + Biometric scan.

These tools are:

  • Encrypted RFID tags (fobs, proximity cards, and magnetic / swipe cards)
  • Smart cards
  • PIN codes
  • Biometrics (fingerprint, iris, face, vein patterns…)
  • Smartphone apps (access enabled through the smartphone’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Technology (NFC))

Touchless Entry Systems

Types of access control systems

The system comes in two main types: standalone or PC-controlled. The standalone system is a simple one. It is ideal for low security, independent doors. A PC-controlled system, on the other hand, is more complex and allows for centralized control over the premises. PC-controlled systems can be either offline or networked, which means that they can be managed through an installed software or they can be cloud-based. Also, PC-controlled systems come in three varieties: role-based access control (RBAC), discretionary access control (DAC), and mandatory access control (MAC).


If you have made up your mind to get access control system, then it’s time to tell you which building access control system work for you. Let’s dig out the list of access control system and find out how they differentiate from each other:

Why purchase an access control system?

Access Control System Installation

We sell, install, repair and maintain Access Control System all across Ontario. We have an inclusive price and warranty is included. Whether you need for a Small Office, Large Building, Hospital, or House. We have the largest access control options in Ontario.


We are an advanced security company with more than a decade of proven quality services and unique technology solutions.


All of our products are guaranteed for at least a year. Some products have a lifetime guarantee!


At UTS Group, you are purchasing a whole service, not just a product. We provide full concept to implementation training and 24/7 after-sales support.

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We supply, install, and maintain everything related to automatic doors, access control, security cameras, intercom, locksmith, and more.


We offer you high-end products and professional service at competitive prices.

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