An essential branch of security services is access management and control, which determines who has permission to enter and exit an area, and what degree of access they will be afforded inside.

Advanced access control systems, like keypad alarm systems and biometric readers, offer several advantages compared to traditional locks and keys. These innovations track and document who went where and when. This information is critical if a security incident warrants a review or investigation.

Access control systems (ACS) can be integrated into a comprehensive security plan that involves aspects of physical layout—like heating and cooling systems—closed circuit television, security surveillance and electronic locks.

Because of their sophistication, access control and management systems are more readily used in government installations and high-profile commercial targets—such as banks, hotels and some apartment complexes—rather than by homeowners. Some facilities, like laboratories and testing areas—which store sensitive items like radioactive materials and other top-secret devices—utilize utilize quality and sophisticated access control systems like remote access control and thumb print readers. Companies that deal in sensitive government contracts are also often required to have these systems set up.

Eagle Guard offers state-of-the-art ACS and components, including turnstiles, keypad alarm systems, biometrics and card access. Whatever your needs, we have a security system solution for you.


Who hasn’t encountered a turnstile? Turnstiles are a common form of access management and control. A kind of gate that permits one person to enter at a time, turnstiles can manage human traffic in a strategic manner, as well as restrict entry to those lacking adequate credentials. Click here to learn more about turnstiles.

Card Access

Card access depends on keycards—typically flat and rectangular-shaped pieces of plastic, akin to an ID—that are presented to a card reader. Access control card readers are used in physical security systems to distinguish a credential, which allows access through controlled points, often a locked door. Access control readers offered by Eagle Guard are classified by functions they are able to perform and by identification technology. Types include a magnetic strip, bar code, smart card and proximity cards. Learn more about card access.


Biometrics is the science of confirming a person’s identity through the analysis of that individual’s unique physical or behavioral traits.

In access control, biometric systems can include voice-, iris- and retina-recognition systems and fingerprint-readers. Because keyless methods like card readers can be lost or stolen, biometric solutions offer heightened security. These traits (fingerprints, retinas, irises and vocal sounds) cannot be easily lost or duplicated, so security system tampering via these means is extremely rare.

Keypad Access

A keypad alarm system is a basic alarm system with a low-voltage circuit, which involves sensors on doors and windows. When a door or window is opened, electricity through the sensor is interrupted, resulting in an alarm sounding, unless a code is entered into the security keypad. Motion sensors, which trigger when motion is detected, are also a feature of some of these systems. Click here to learn more about keypad access.