Contactless access control and door automation – the perfect combination to boost safety and security in the workplace

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As the government is urging companies to start bringing their workers back into their physical workplaces to help restart the economy, it’s very important to point out the importance of deploying contactless security and access control solutions capable of minimizing the risks of spreading COVID-19 while still ensuring that only authorized members of staff or visitors are allowed on the premises.

While before 2020, contactless access control solutions were already becoming increasingly popular, in the post-COVID 19 world their popularity is likely to skyrocket, experts believe. This is largely due to the fact that they’re relatively easy to deploy (especially in those situations where some pre-requisites are already in place), and can make a significant contribution to protecting the health of customers and employees alike.

Contactless, touch-free entry combines the benefits of door automation and access control. Presenting a smart card to a reader not only signals for it to open but will also notify you when the door is once again secure. Furthermore, when using a facial recognition terminal with temperature detection for credential checking, the solution will also act as a first barrier of protection against the spread of COVID-19 – identifying an elevated body temperature and preventing access to the site.

Tensor – Expert Suppliers of Touch-Free, Contactless Access Control and Door Automation Solutions

Tensor Access Control Systems offer a variety of contactless solutions that enable users to securely verify their credentials and gain access through a door without touching any surfaces. These include:

  • Tensor Proximity Card Readers: Slim, sleek and attractive, proximity smart card readers deliver multi-card format compatibility with extensive functionality.
  • Facial Recognition Terminals with Temperature Detection: The Facial Recognition Terminals are among the world’s most compact face recognition stations, offering very high matching speeds, accuracy, and level of security. The additional Temperature Detection camera adds and extra layer of safety.
  • Latest versions of the Tensor Mobile Self-Service Module (SSM) iOS/Android app: The “Door Status” feature implemented in the Mobile SSM App Version 3.803.26 and available when used in conjuction with the 4.2.0.x Series of Tensor.NET software provides users with an overview of the current status of the access doors controlled by Tensor access controllers and also enables the automatic door locking or unlocking directly from the app.


Automatic door drivers are the key elements in a truly contactless door entry access control solution. These systems (also known as automatic door closers) increase the level of safety within a building by allowing touch-free entry through the door itself.

Automated doors also help prevent the forming of long queues at the access door – yet another important element in preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace.


The Tensor S-1-EXITIR Contactless Exit Buttons are the perfect hygienic access control exit solution for all the locations where a no-touch functionality is required.

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