If your company handles confidential data or houses expensive items, you are likely interested in maintaining the security of its assets. One way to help keep your business secure is through the use of an access control system.
Here is a bit of information about access-based security systems and the advantages they offer.
What Does an Access Control System Do?
An access control security system mediates access to a room or building. The system, which is powered by electricity, physically restricts or allows access to a particular area during a designated time period. Authorized personnel may be given round-the-clock access, or their access may be confined to a set period.
Advantages of an Access Control Security System
Here are some of the advantages that an access-based system can provide:
- Easy access for approved employees. Employees who have been given permission to enter different areas can easily do so by scanning their key card or entering a preset pin.
- No traditional keys to keep track of and match to different locks. If there is a key to every restricted area in your business, you may have a huge set of traditional keys and an uncomfortably large key ring. Additionally, since traditional keys often look similar, it may be difficult to discern which key belongs to which lock.
- No security breach due to lost keys. With an access control system, authorized personnel can easily enter restricted areas without the use of a traditional key. If a key card is lost, it can be quickly replaced and the previous card can be deactivated.
- Lower security costs. The access-based system can verify the identification of authorized personnel. Thus, your business is less likely to need security guards at every entrance and exit to a restricted area.
- A running log of who enters and exits. The system maintains a running log of who is entering and exiting the restricted space. As a result, managers can easily determine arrival times and the duration that a worker has remained at work. Additionally, if a security issue does arise, such as a theft, the system can advise you of who had access to the area when the incident occurred.
- Safer work atmosphere. Former employees and other unauthorized individuals are unable to access the restricted areas. Without the necessary credentials, the doors to the secured areas remain locked, creating a safer work atmosphere.
To review a list of available access control systems that can meet your business's needs, schedule a consultation with a security specialist in your local area.
Contact a company like Videotec Corporation to learn more.