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JUL 2019

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S14 ACCESS CONTROL Trends And Technology | JULY/AUGUST 2019 3 Surprising Benefits of Access Control Image Courtesy of BigStock.com Implementing access control solutions that go beyond security can be a game changer for most organizations By Angelo Faenza The primary function of access control solutions has historically been quite literal—controlling access to openings and points of entrance and egress. But today, access control is becoming much more than a door, lock and key. Not only does it involve securing openings in all manner of new technologies, but it also includes optimizing a variety of facility functions. Today, access control is a multi-dimensional ecosystem that can address a full spectrum of operational needs. To demonstrate how this comes to life, let’s visit a typical university campus and examine how the evolving nature of access control makes an impact. Driving Cost Efficiencies Access control and energy utilization go hand-in-hand thanks to emerging technologies. Lighting systems can be activated by a user swiping their credential to enter a room, and heat and air conditioning can be controlled based on the number of users badged into a room. These integrated

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