DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WEB BASED ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
1.1 Background Of Study
A web-based access control system has the technical means to provide remote access control and management. Such a system uses Internet protocols (IP) to communicate signals and data. An IP-based access control system is operable both as a hardwired platform and as a wireless solution Becerik, Jazizadeh, Li, and Calis. (2004)
Furthermore, a web-based physical access control system provides an additional layer of security by automatically collecting data on all events that occur within the system. You can check the security events log from anywhere and anytime and adjust most of the system’s settings remotely.
Web-based access control system is able to cover entry points located in any part of the world, and can control multiple sites at once Nikolaos Dimakis (2015). A reliable platform enables access control management from a single location using a secure network to control any entry point across the network.
The technological climate is swiftly changing the way we connect and interact with the physical world. Endless runs of cable and spaghetti wiring is becoming an antiquated notion with the development of wireless internet based equipment.
Access control has always been a top security concern for any establishment. Whether it means using a lock and key, card reader, or fingerprint, it’s a means by which your business is shielded from unauthorized personnel. As an integral part of a comprehensive security system, access control mechanisms need to function on the same level as their system counterparts. Meaning software and technology updates/applications should apply across the board without disrupting the system as a whole R. Salomon, M. Luder, and G. Bieber(2010). IP (Internet Protocol)/web-based technologies are making the advancement of security system components more attainable and desirable to both end-users and system integrators. This is evident in the continuing migration from analog based surveillance to IP. Web-based technology is not exclusively transforming surveillance, but security systems as a whole, including access control mechanisms.
It is against this background that the study seeks to give a detailed analysis of the Design and implementation of web based access control system.