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physical access control system

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  An electronic system that controls the ability of people or vehicles to enter a protected area by means of authentication and authorization at access control points.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from NIST SP 800-116 Rev. 1

  An automated system that manages the passage of people or assets through an opening(s) in a secure perimeter(s) based on a set of authorization rules.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Physical Access Control System from FICAM Roadmap and IG