Access control systems seek to control how your employees, contractors, visitors, etc., enter and leave your premises. With access control, you can determine who has access to certain areas and keep tabs on your staff's attendance. Landlords can also implement access control in their buildings to improve security by limiting access to unwanted individuals.
Restricting access to a building is easy, but restricting access to specific rooms, areas, gates and elevators is significantly harder for businesses, hospitals, or schools. Access control has many applications; be sure to engage your locksmith to choose a system that suits your needs.
Benefits of access control systems
Businesses, companies, and institutions have different access and security needs; fortunately, access control systems are customizable. Your locksmith can tailor the system to fit your operational needs. Other benefits include:
With an access control system, you can choose which employees can access certain areas. If an employee is fired, quits, or loses their identification tag, you can deactivate their access. It also allows you to track your employees' movement within your premises. This makes it easy to identify employees who've been stealing your merchandise.
An access control system prevents unauthorized persons from slipping into your business premises. It also helps reduce chaos when dealing with multiple shifts.
Gets rid of keys
Traditional keys are typically bulky, especially if you need a different key for each room. Employees who need access to almost every room are required to carry a bunch of keys. They have to sort through the bunch of keys every time they're about to enter a room. An access control system eliminates the hassle by having a single key that opens every room. In case an employee loses their access key card, you don't have to hire a locksmith to change the locks.
The system grows with you
As your business grows, the system will grow with you by allowing you to customize according to your security needs. The hardware will remain the same, but you can upgrade it as your security and access needs evolve.
Prevent data breaches
Companies or institutions that deal with sensitive information require server rooms or physical locations where they store physical documents. Most companies tend to restrict access to such areas, but they're not always successful. However, with an access control system, you can add biometric verification to limit access to only a few individuals. Biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans are nearly impossible to lose or compromise; thus, you're assured of better security.