Access Control System Terms

Term
Definition

False Acceptance Rate

The probability that the verification method incorrectly matches the biometric pattern to a non-matching template in your database. It measures the percent of invalid inputs which are incorrectly accepted.

False Rejection Rate

The probability that the verification method incorrectly rejects the biometric pattern to a non-matching template in the database. It measures the percent of valid inputs which are incorrectly rejected.
Two Way Traffic Doors A system in which each door has dual card readers for entrance and exit.
Door Contact Is used to report on the status of a door, whether it is open or closed and whether it has been opened without authorization. Some systems can even send alerts you to you via text message or email.
Access Logs

Reports on who is coming and going through your businesses access control system. Can often be access via the web in real-time.

Door forced open
A signal reported to you, letting you know about a door opened without proper validation.
Access Point The ways of entry in to a controlled area security area. Typically including a card reader or biometric system, monitor switches and door locks. Access points are wired to the control panel.
Electric Door Strike An electric door locking system that unlocks a door when electric power is given.
Time Schedules
Allows access to your employees based on preset time and days.

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