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The Different Types of Access Control: Which Is Right For Your Building?

Access control is one of the best ways to achieve complete protection for your employees, staff and equipment, as well as peace of mind. Many people think that access control is just about who enters a building, but it is much more than that as you can effectively protect your data.

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Outlined below are the main types of access control systems which allows you to see which type is best suited to your day-to-day requirements.

  1. DAC – Discretionary Access Control

This system holds the building / business owner responsible for deciding who is allowed in a specific location such as a room, as well as digitally. DAC is one of the least restrictive options compared to the other access control systems available. This is because an individual can complete control over the objects and programs they own.

DAC gives the ultimate user complete control to set level settings for other users.

  1. MAC – Mandatory Access Control

MAC is most commonly used in organisations that require emphasis on confidentially and classification of data. Mandatory access control doesn’t allow owners to set level settings of who can have what access, however they have management of the access controls.

The MAC owner will classify all end users and provide them with clear labelling to permit them access through established security guidelines.

  1. RBAC – Role Based Access Control

RBAC is the most popular control system for businesses and residential homes across the UK. Access is assigned by the administrator which is based on the user’s role within the organisation and most privileges are based on their job responsibilities.