Access Control Systems, as the name implies, control access to a resource, typically a door or series of doors within a building. By installing a door access control system, you can manage who’s granted entry to your building and when they can come in and out.
Locks and keys have been around for decades, but when keys are lost or stolen, businesses bear the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys. And keyed entries come with their own risks: keyholders can easily create copies, creating additional security risks. Don’t leave your company’s security to chance, merely hoping for the best.
Instead, reap the benefits of an access control system, like the ones below:
- Audit trail – With an access control system, you’ll have a record of every opening and attempted opening of each door or area. And that helps resolve employee issues like time and attendance disputes.
- Time/day restrictions – Have employees that should only be there at certain times and days? If your business relies on janitorial staff or shift workers who only come in a few times a week, 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. But leaving them as-is creates a security risk. Access control systems allow you to easily remove access by deactivating the I.D. badge or other security credentials, in turn saving your business time and money and preventing 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 attempt.
Contact your Taylored Systems representative to find out how access control systems can help your business.