Enhancing Security with Different Types of Access Control for Your Neighborhood

Enhancing Security with Different Types of Access Control for Your Neighborhood


As a homeowner, you want to ensure the safety of your family and property. One of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is by investing in proper access control. In this blog post, we will explore different types of access control systems that can be installed in your neighborhood to enhance security. Read on to get informed about various systems and why it is worth investing in gated security.


Biometric Access Control

This type of access control uses unique body features like facial recognition, retina scans or fingerprints to grant entry. Biometric access control is extremely secure as it is nearly impossible to duplicate these unique body features. It ensures that only authorized personnel have access to the neighborhood. Biometric access control is also very fast and convenient as no ID or access cards are required to use it.

RFID Access Control

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) access control uses ID cards, fobs or wristbands, making it an affordable and practical option. The system typically installs sensors in access points, which grant access to individuals when they present their access device. RFID access controls are customizable and can be programmed to give different access levels to different users. It is also easily scalable as it can accommodate an unlimited number of users.

Video Intercom Access Control

This type of access control uses video intercoms at access points. This is particularly useful for single-family homes and small gated communities. The system grants access to authorized personnel by visually identifying them through the video intercom before permitting entry. Video intercom access controls can also be customized to have an audio conversation before allowing access.

Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Access Control

ALPR access controls are camera-based systems that scan license plates to verify authorization for entry. The system matches license plates with a preapproved database, allowing only authorized vehicles to enter. ALPR is fast, reliable and affordable. It is essential for commercial properties, gated communities with high traffic, and apartment complexes.

Boom Bar Access Control

Boom Bar access control utilizes an arm that blocks unapproved vehicles, and only authorized vehicles can enter. These systems are common in gated communities, office buildings, and parking garages. They are reliable, affordable and often preferred due to their simplicity. Boom Bar access controls can also be customized to use RFID, biometric or keycard systems.



Improving the security of your neighborhood should be a top priority as it provides peace of mind for you, family and property. The different types of access control systems we’ve highlighted are all effective and can be customized to fit your needs, budget and preferences. Contact Safehouse Systems today to help you choose the most appropriate option and get a free quote. Your investment in gated security is worth it in the long run, and we cannot emphasize this point enough.


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