Security is key to the development of a company. General entry to the facility needs to be controlled in the lobby, but it is also important to manage the access to the various rooms by letting in only those with the right credentials. Since it is not possible to place a guard in front of each door, using an access control system becomes the safest solution. Here are other benefits that this system can provide to your business.
Access Control Systems Solve Key Problems
By key problems, the writer doesn’t intend the most important ones (although it does solve a few of these problems, as this article will show). In this title, the word key literally represents the object used to open doors. In a company, replacing keys is a serious issue. Every time one is lost, management either has to replace the lock and make new keys for everyone, or do nothing and pray that no one uses them to get into the company.
Also, keys are difficult to manage. With new people coming in and personnel transfers being made inside the company, keys are transmitted from one to another in a way that makes it easy to lose count. But most of all, unlike an access control system, keys don’t leave a trail behind them. With the installation of such system, you can create a new key or delete one immediately on the premises. In other words: No more danger of being robbed, no complications due to bad management of the distribution of keys and no more difficulty to issue new ones.
An Access Control System Increases Security Through Information
In a company, it is important to limit access to visitors, whoever they may be. But the same is true about employees and managers. Not everyone should be granted access to all the rooms inside the building, as they may contain privileged information. There is no better way to manage this situation than through an access control system. It provides a global entry to everyone working there and then restrict it only to those who have been granted permission to enter into the various rooms. Since there is no visible information on the card, even if someone lost one and another would find it, there would be no way for them to know which rooms they could enter by using it. Also, the moment they would utilize a card that has been stolen, their entry would be blocked or it would be entered into the system, which would indicate the presence of an intruder.
The information that the system gathers is also crucial to management. For example, it provides them with a clear picture of how their employees spend their time throughout the day. It can also serve to know how many hours someone spends at work, in a given room or in the whole building.
Clearly, implementing an access control system in your business offers numerous benefits. Not only does it solve key problems by eliminating physical keys, but it also enhances the security of the whole company by providing access based on individual identification.