What is tailgating? Also known as piggybacking, tailgating is when someone uses an access card, key, biometric identifier, or code to access a building and someone follows them without identifying themselves with the access control system, thus gaining unauthorized access.
Something as innocent as holding the door open for the person behind you to be polite, and something as malicious as an intruder grabbing the door behind an authorized user can put your business and employees at risk.
Tailgate detection systems make your access control system more secure Tailgate Detection Systems detect tailgating by monitoring single-door access points. A field of infrared beams stretch across a doorway to monitor every individual passing through the door, only alerting security staff to the presence of unauthorized individuals.
Additionally, most tailgate detection systems have an option to sound a remote alarm instead of a local alarm.
Common uses of tailgate detection systems
Financial institutions - limiting access to cash and financial records, vaults, etc.
Healthcare - limiting access to patient records, sensitive areas, research buildings, and pharmaceutical storage
Pawn shops and sporting goods stores - limiting access to firearms and ammo
Government and law enforcement facilities - limiting access to records, storage, control centers, and even entire buildings