Physical Access Control System

Physical Access Control System definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): PACS

Definition(s): An automated system that manages the passage of people or assets through an opening(s) in a secure perimeter(s) based on a set of authorization rules.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (FICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary