Access Control Glossary

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Access Control

The control of persons, vehicles, and materials by using security measures in a protected area.


In access control technology, the process of confirming the correctness of a claimed identity.


In access control, the use of a person's physical characteristics, such as fingerprint or iris pattern, to authenticate identity.


Physical Access Control


In access control, following an authorized individual into a secured area without gaining authorized access yourself.


In access control, the rate at which people or vehicles pass through an access point.

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