The first electronic form of access control was invented by IBM in 1960 under a contract with the US government for a security system. Access control refers to exerting control over who can interact with a resource. Often but not always, this involves an authority, who does the controlling. The resource can be a given building, group of buildings, or computer-based information system. But it can also refer to a restroom stall where access is controlled by using a coin to open the door. Access control is, in reality, an everyday phenomenon. A lock on a car door is essentially a form of access control. A PIN on an ATM system at a bank is another means of access control. The possession of access control is of prime importance when persons seek to secure important, confidential, or sensitive information and equipment. Beach Wire & Cable supplies an extensive line of access control equipment for all sorts of applications whether you are a home owner, school district, hospital, or an enterprise. Whatever your need is we have a solution for you.