Technical Psychical Security Controls

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Technical Psychical Security Controls:


The technical physical security controls used to administer physical access include smart cards, dumb cards, proximity readers, and biometrics.

Others include audit trails, access logs, and intrusion detection systems (IDSs).

  • Smart cards are similar to credit cards in appearance and contain an embedded magnetic strip, bar code, or integrated circuit chip. They can contain machine-readable ID information about the authorized user for verification purposes.
  • A dumb card is an ID card that usually has a photo and printed details about the authorized user. Dumb cards are used in environments where security guards are posted.
  • A proximity reader can be…

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