Access Control Systems, as the name implies, controls access to a resource. That resource is typically a door or series of doors within a building. By installing an access control system, you can manage who has access to your building and when that access occurs.
Locks and keys have been utilized for decades, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys can be easily copied, creating additional security risks. Businesses need to be proactive with security, instead of hoping for the best.
Access control systems offer many benefits. Below are just a few:
- Audit trail – With an access control system, you will have a record of every opening and attempted opening of each door or area. The audit trail can be valuable in resolving employee issues, such as time and attendance disputes.
- Time/day restrictions – Do you have certain employees that should only be there at certain times and days. One example is your janitorial staff. If they only come one or twice a week at night, it makes more sense to restrict their access to those times than to give them a key that allows access at any time or day.
- Lost or stolen keys – When keys are lost, stolen or not returned by former employees, it is an expensive process for a business to completely rekey each door. And it can be a security risk if the locks are not rekeyed. Access control systems allow you to easily remove access by deactivating the I.D. badge or other security credential. This can save your business time and money and prevent losses.
- Remote access control – Many systems allow for control of all of the business’ locks from one main system. With these systems, you can easily and quickly lock down your business in an emergency as well as add and remove credentials.
- Event Notification – The access control system can you send email or text notifications when a particular event occurs, such as a door being propped open or an invalid credential attempting to be used.
Contact your Taylored Systems representative to find out how access control systems can help your business.