Access Control Systems for Business
What is Access Control?
Access control is a security system that manages who can access areas at your place of business. It is a component in security that minimizes risks to an organization. For instance, it lets business owners manage who has permission to access specific points in the company. You can also control when or where someone can come in or go out of the building. Access control systems work with your existing security system. All in all, you can have control and security that covers your whole business.
Benefits of Access Control
An access control system, you can program your doors automatically lock up after hours. No more worrying about forgetting the manual locks.
Access to Multiple Locations
Due to the cloud-based controls, it is easier to manage multiple buildings.
Save on Energy Costs
HVAC and lights can be remotely turned on or off and adjusted as needed when not in use after hours. In other words, go green and save energy.
Four main types of access devices permit entry through these types of security systems:
Access Card or Key Fobs
These small items have built-in data that verifies them. Install the door readers at any access points that you need to control. Each employee can have customized credentials, depending on their need for access.
Keypad with Password or Pin Code
With this keyless method, you give each of your employees an individualized password or code. This method allows you to easily modify the employee’s access if they change positions or leave the company.
Mobile app with barcode or Bluetooth
Smartphone popularity has created a new method of security. Employees can download an app, then log in and then scan at the door reader to enter or exit the building or controlled areas. This method is easily adaptable due to its being cloud-based. In fact, you can change the employee’s access as needed by sending an ID number or code directly to their smartphone.