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Access control refers to the practice of regulating and managing access to physical areas, resources, or  information within an organization. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the security, confidentiality, and integrity of assets and  data

With its core elements, Identification, authentication, and authorization an effective system is constituted.


  1. Identification:

The process begins with identification.

Users must provide an identifier, typically in the form of a username, email, or employee ID, to indicate their presence.

The identifier is then used to distinguish one user from another and is usually unique to each individual.

Authorizing access using fingerprints

Fingerprint access control


  1. Authentication:

Once users have identified themselves, the next step is authentication. Authentication is the process of verifying the user’s claimed identity. This is typically achieved through biometrics, fingerprints, passwords, etc.

Entry using face

Face authentication access


  1. Authorization:

After successful authentication, the access control system proceeds to the authorization phase. Authorization involves granting specific permissions and privileges to the authenticated user based on their role, job function, or other attributes. These permissions dictate the user’s actions and resources they can access.

Access control swipe card

Card swipe granting access


When considering implementing an access control system, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • The size and complexity of your facility will determine the type of system you need.
  • The level of security you require will also affect the type of system you choose.
  • You will need to consider the cost of the system, as well as the cost of installation and maintenance.


Once you have chosen a system, you will need to carefully plan its implementation. This includes identifying the areas that need to be protected, selecting the appropriate access control devices, and training your staff on how to use the system.


There are many benefits to implementing an access control system, including:


Increased security: Enhanced protection people, property and assets as unauthorized access to sensitive areas, are prevented.

Improved efficiency: Access control systems can help to streamline access to facilities and resources. This can save time and money, and it can also help to improve productivity.

Enhanced peace of mind: Access control systems can give businesses and individuals peace of mind knowing that their premises are secure. This can be especially important for businesses that handle sensitive data or that have valuable assets on-site.

Reduced liability: Clear records of who entered and exited a facility and when are provided thus reducing liability in a security breach.

Improved compliance: Access control systems can help businesses to comply with industry regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS.

Confidentiality: Access control ensures that sensitive information is only accessible to those with the appropriate clearance

Audit Trails and Accountability: Auditing features that track access attempts and actions are often included. This helps identify and investigate security incidents and ensures accountability for unauthorized access attempts.


Access control systems can be a valuable investment for businesses and individuals who want to improve their security. Carefully considering your needs and choosing the right system, you can protect your people, property, and information.

At Opticom Kenya Limited, an Optimum Group Partnerships UK Company, we design and install access control systems, as well as integrate badging and visitor entry needs using future proof technologies. We draw on our 25 years combined experience in Kenya and the United Kingdom in security to deliver comprehensive protection management services preventing crime before it happens.

Do not hesitate to contact us on 0207909011 or email info@opticom.co.ke for your safety and security needs.

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