A control room is a cliche used in action/sci-fi movies and video games. It is at the core of any important military building, spaceship, or submarine. The security system in your average control room consists of armed guards, lasers, cameras, and surprisingly evil cyborgs.
Once a transgressor enters the control room, however, he may perform any number of amazing and heroic feats. For example, he may need to activate the self-destruct mechanism in order to stop the death ray and save his village, or obtain vital information on the weak spot of said death ray.