An access control device is a hardware object that authenticates authorized users before they can gain access to the sensitive and protected information, resources and/or objects. Technically speaking, base of any access control device is the software that runs in the background and is the heart and soul of the device.
An example of an access control device is a fingerprint access control system that authenticates and grants access to the entities on the basis of biometric verification. Another example of an access control device can be a card reader that uniquely verifies the identity of the card holder. Since every access control device has the process of enrollment, users whose names are not enrolled in the database are automatically rejected and the device denies their requests of accessing the desired resources whatsoever.
Access control device