An access control system is a
- "system of physical, electronic and/or human controls used to identify and/or admit authorized personnel to a facility or controlled area, e.g., Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or internal compartmented area."
- "[a] set of procedures and/or processes, normally automated, which allows access to a controlled area or to information to be controlled, in accordance with pre-established policies and rules.
An access control system
- "grant[s] access to information system resources to authorized users, programs, processes, or other systems."