Access control network for a complex building
The project is aimed at designing a physical access control system(PACS) that will control entry and exit of personnel within a complex building as well as keeping a record of access events to various parts of the building by storing them in a central database. The building is complex in that it has rental apartments as well as offices in one structure which need to be centrally managed and monitored using this control system Optimum access control flexibility is the target so as to enhance security within the premises as well as decreasing the access time at various locations within the building. This is an improvement in efficiency in regards to ease of access. Traditional systems have in the past used simple mechanical systems with simple key and lock mechanisms which have proven to work well but not sufficient and efficient enough. This has led to the development of complex electronic systems which enhance the security which is already provided by the mechanical systems and in addition to that, giving more security options such as logging of access information in a database to form a system journal which is key in management. Control and monitoring of the complex structure from a central unit is the overall goal of this project and step-by-step development of this system is to result into a modem high speed access building with an incorporated high level of security.