Access control for leisure facilities is about empowering registered users with the freedom and autonomy to use the facility as they wish, while ensuring a higher level of security for the regular traffic flows into and out of the building.
For an existing member at a leisure facility, they approach the building and validate their entry using a card reader or biometric scanner. If they are authorised to enter, the door or turnstile unlocks to allow them access. Their membership includes certain facilities but not others – their credential allows them to access only the areas assigned to them. They can come and go as they please, with no need to queue or speak to staff.
Adding a layer of biometric security helps to ensure that only the individual with a paid membership can utilise the facilities. Biometric data cannot be shared or stolen, hugely reducing the chance of unauthorised individuals misusing cards or tags to enter the building.