This is a deep dive for construction professionals who want to take access control to the next level, featuring insights from IPAF, Current Technologies, HID Global, and GT Access.
We’ve always had access control. The centurion at the door. The river and the mountain. That hastily-erected barricade. Pragmatic alliances. Even invoking the spiritual to guard institutions and create mystique. It’s inherent to human nature and essential to maintain and preserve assets that might be coveted by others.
But the role of digitalization in the past two decades and the growth of SaaS-powered businesses has dramatically altered the configurations and enabled a more efficient system of controlling access that has revolutionized business.
Todays systems to control access in construction go beyond who can get in and out of a job site. The industry is connecting and that impacts the way we can protect humans and machines. Valuable equipment, busy work environments, and tight schedules call for measures to prevent theft, accidents and ultimately downtime.
“If access control can take construction beyond who goes in and out of a job site to deliver real insights on downtime and safety, it will be a game changer.”Soeren Brogaard
Modern approaches provide opportunities to tackle these challenges and change the game for safety and training in construction. Welcome to the job site of the future.
At its most basic, access control means restricting access to a location or machine, according to a set of criteria. Gaining access to assets may require entering a code or password, flashing a card or fob, displaying a badge, being recognized by facial ID, etc. For extra caution, multiple steps could be required before users are granted access.