All You Need to Know About Access Control Systems for Your Business
Advances in technology have paved the way for improvements in the security of your business. While there are several security options, an access control system is one of the most secure. These systems allow you to control who has access to your property without the fuss and risks associated with handing out keys to your employees. If you are considering increasing your business security, you will be amazed by what you can do via an access control system.
What is an Access Control Security System?
This security system doesn't use traditional keys and can be set to activate via different inputs, including full body scans to a simple fingerprint scan. If that is too high tech for your needs, you can also use an access code or a simple access card. But who it lets in isn't the only thing you can control. With an access control system, you can also limit when employees have access to the building or specific areas. That means your business is safe from returning employees with shady motives and from strangers who may have gained keys or figured out access codes.
Isn't it Easier to Control Your Security With Keys and Locks?
Not necessarily. Keys get lost or misplaced and can fall into the wrong hands easily. Likewise, when employees move on and forget to turn in their keys, you can be left with a security risk. While most employees are trustworthy and would never hand their keys over to someone else, it can happen. With an access control system, you can easily change the access code or disable access to particular cards or scans. That puts you in control and doesn't leave the security of your business at risk. With traditional keys, if a set is lost or you suspect an unauthorized person has gained access to a set, you need to change the locks and re-issue keys to all your employees. However, with an access control system, you only need change the access of the card or person in question.
Are There Other Advantages of an Access Control Security System?
An access control system keeps track of who entered your business, which areas they visited and the time and duration of their visit. This means you can track who had access to specific areas at any given time and may prove invaluable in high-security areas, especially if you experience a security breach or suffer damage to your business. Not only will it pinpoint who was present at the time, but it will also protect other employees too, as it will verify they were nowhere around when the event occurred.
For more information about access control systems or to discuss your security needs, contact us today at Area Safe & Lock Service.