It is vital to improve security and maintain proper access control in a property for the safety and security of its residents. To deter threats, whether they are physical or technological, businesses need solid protection systems. Security access systems of high quality protect staff, valuable assets and confidential information. They also reduce the risk of data breaches and other threats . Access control systems include:
- Proximity Cards & Fobs
- Biometric Scanners: Fingerprint, face or retina
- Video Surveillance
- Video Intercoms
- Pin Codes, etc.
Many businesses have used traditional security methods in the past. It is important for organizations to adapt and improve in order to counter the ever-changing threats. Here are six very important ways that implementing an Access Control System can benefit your business.
Observing and Announcing
Having different access controls within your organization allows you to keep track of all the people who gain access to your building every day. You’ll be able track access at any time and know who is entering the building. The system will also keep track of other important but minor details, such as the person’s identity, their occupation, their role within the company, the reason for entering and leaving the facility, and the hours that they entered and exited.
Access control systems can automate the entire process. This allows business owners to have control over who has access to a building or room at any time or on certain dates. Some companies use this feature to create individual work schedules. Access control systems can be installed to allow cleaners and IT staff 24-hour access.
This method of security, which includes monitoring card clocks, can resolve any issues with timekeeping. It will also highlight possible employee tardiness as well as other issues that could decrease productivity.
Anyone trying to gain access to a property or premises without the proper credentials will find it difficult. This will be crucial in the event of an intruder or criminal trespassing and requiring evidence to resolve the case.
All businesses are susceptible to thefts and robberies. You never know who might have access to assets, data or even your employees. A controlled security system is needed to prevent any unauthorized access. It will allow you to maintain protection and grant necessary site entry. You will be able, in this way to protect those who work for you. They can also trust you indirectly with their safety.
The peace of mind that comes with feeling safe and protected will increase productivity and job satisfaction. Feeling protected from harm will allow workers to perform at their highest level every day, increasing the overall morale of an organization. They will also feel free to stay after hours, as they know they are safe from any harm or threat, both inside and outside the immediate workplace.
A system of access control can deter criminals from entering certain areas. Criminals are looking for high-reward opportunities that come with low risk. You can eliminate easy access from multiple points with an effective system.
- Access inclines
- Parking structures
- Networks and workstations
- Comms & Tech Rooms
- Cash office
A business can also use an access control system to limit access to certain areas to employees who are approved or specially-trained. This is a great advantage for a business that wants to restrict access to its supply room to better manage supplies. Some businesses may want to restrict access to hazardous equipment or chemicals to reduce the risk of accidents.
Customers are also more likely to be interested in the services and products of an organization that puts importance on their safety, whether on or off site.
Simple Execution and Integration
The installation of a business security is an easy process. A system that uses employee demographics makes it easy to assign access to specific areas in your building. You can also enter your data manually to customize authorized access the way you prefer.
Your employees will not have to struggle with upgrading because they can simply use an authorized credential. This allows them access for time and attendance tracking, access control, identification, etc.
Access control systems are able to integrate seamlessly, which is a great advantage for their recipients. Security systems can be seamlessly integrated into existing systems in many businesses. Access control ID cards, for example, can be programmed so that they integrate with other systems in the business, such as print management, barriers and PCs.
Installing an access control system can be expensive at first. The ongoing management and its capabilities will lower the operational costs. This makes it a cost-effective solution. A keyless entry, for example, is a cost saving measure. If someone loses their key card it is much easier to replace it and reprogram the whole system than to change all the locks in the building.
The cost of changing the locks alone is high, and it will be even more expensive to issue a key for each employee. A system that allows access to the building eliminates the need for photocopies and printing of ID cards. All information is captured electronically or stored on the computer.
Remote access to your business is another cost-saving feature. The building’s management system can integrate with access control systems, allowing you to easily program when to switch off the lights, adjust the temperature, and much more. The automatic configuration reduces electricity costs.
Remote access is a feature that you can also use with an access control system. You can monitor and report on your business from a distance.
Access control solutions that are cloud-based allow you to access the system and make changes from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. You can change access levels, unlock doors temporarily for trusted individuals and add or remove credentials.
Cloud-based access control reduces equipment and maintenance costs by eliminating the need for a dedicated server. It also eliminates the need to pay licensing fees and set up software update agreements. Cloud-hosted servers include IT support, automatic software updates and data backups at a low monthly cost.
It has been publicized and evident for many years that businesses who are vulnerable to data breaches lose more than they bargained. Physical threats are a problem, but also technological ones.
Electronic Access Control helps to mitigate such a threat by allowing authorized access to servers and datarooms. To protect sensitive data, such as that of employees, clients and the general company, access credentials are needed to log in to networks and workstations.
A second authentication using a Personal ID Number and biometrics is implemented to add an additional layer of protection in vulnerable areas. Key cards can also be used to grant or deny employees access to certain computers that are connected to a company’s network, without installing special software. All of these are more effective ways to prevent data breaches.
If you want your business to grow and thrive, it is important that you protect your property. DS Security add Group has this in mind. We provide Commercial Security Solutions to ensure the safety and security of your employees & property.