Benefits of Access Control Systems for Businesses: Part 1
With each new technological development, our businesses grow smarter — but they face an increased risk of security breaches, too. One technology that can help fight increased risks to businesses? Access control systems.
Need the details on access control systems and their benefits for businesses? There are so many that we had to split this post in two! Here are the first five reasons why your business should consider access control systems.
Benefits of Access Control Systems for Businesses
In case you’re not familiar with them, access control systems are fully-integrated hardware and software systems designed to grant access to specific users who are cleared to enter a building. You’ll find top-of-the-line access control systems in schools, hotels, hospitals, and many other private businesses.
1. Increased Security
First and foremost, your access control systems will provide an extra layer of security for your business. When you install an access control system, access to the building will be restricted to designated users only — and they’ll need passwords, pins, cards, or key fobs to enter. Some access control systems even have high-tech biometric screening systems requiring an eye or fingerprint scan for entry. You can’t achieve this level of security outside of access control systems.
2. Total Customization
Another benefit of access control systems for your business? The system is completely customizable, meaning you can create different levels of security for different entrances and exits. You can combine the various types of access control systems until you achieve the level of security you desire.
3. Changing Locks: a Thing of the Past
Lost or stolen keys? No worries. With an access control system, you don’t have to worry about changing the locks or duplicating keys every time a set goes missing. Even if an employee loses their key card, they can get a new one issued — sometimes within the same day! And it’s easy to restrict a user’s access in the system, meaning you won’t have to worry about collecting keys when someone leaves.
4. Keys Can’t be Duplicated
You won’t need to duplicate keys with an access control system — in fact, you can’t. This means that thieves can’t steal, duplicate, and return employee key cards, and that employees themselves can’t stealthily make copies of company keys for unsanctioned activities. Again, access control systems offer an extremely high level of security.
5. You Can Control User Access Points
Because they are highly-customizable in nature, access control systems also allow you to control how, where, and why users access certain areas of your business. For example, you can grant all users access to the building through main level doors, but restrict more confidential areas — accounting storage or the computer servers room, for example — to just those users who have the necessary clearance and credentials to enter the area. This will reduce the risk of theft and unintended damage. You can even prevent users from entering areas during specific hours.
Stay tuned for next week, when we will share more benefits of access control systems for your business!
For more information on our access control systems and building security solutions, contact ACS Smart Buildings online or call (913) 248-8828 today!