Access Control

Access to court facilities needs to be tightly controlled and monitored. Walk-through and handheld metal detectors and x-ray equipment are used to screen for weapons or items that could be used as weapons, and other contraband.

Court officials can choose to have separate entrances for staff and the public, and use an identification card access control system for courthouse personnel and authorized attorneys for expedited entry into the courthouse while still requiring screening.

Access control systems can also use a numeric keypad or card readers to allow access to secure areas of the building, such as a judge’s chambers, and require secondary screening for entry.

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