Laboratories and research facilities, by nature of the activities they undertake, can face various security threats. Because of this, it is very important that laboratories require robust security management arrangements, including effective access management to control who can go where and when within the laboratory environment.
Access control in a facility should be digitally controlled system with some type of physical identification feature such as a transponder or a biometric reading. Only people who have a reason to be in a certain area or room should have access to that area or room. A centralized system maintained for this provides a manageable solution for many laboratories with customizable access rights designed to track and monitor personnel exposure.