Access Control Systems
Protection of staff – With security threats on the rise, we couldn’t think of a more important time to upgrade the way in which you secure your building. Door access control will ensure that those who wish to enter your premises will not be able to do so unless they can present a security token with the correct credentials to grant them entry. The security token will then act as a key for an individual to access different areas of your building.
Stop intruders – An access control system makes it very difficult for intruders to gain access to your building at any point and smart access control solutions will deter criminals. Those without the correct credentials or ID card will simply not be able to gain entry. Choosing the right locks and doors to form part of your access control system is key to ensuring that you can deter criminals and prevent them forcing entry. Of course, using access control with a full CCTV security system that secures perimeters and the whole of your building will make this more effective. Read more here.
Reporting – The reporting functionality on access control systems will serve to make your life easier and allow you to fully understand who has entered the building, the exact time they entered and will provide a full audit trail of the route they took whilst on the premises. Many users of access control systems use the reporting functionalities to streamline their administration and attendance tasks. You can easily use the reports to compile a list of every person who was in the building at 11:02am on a certain day. You can print a report off for employees who may have entered the building after 9am to view a full list of who may have been late on a particular day – the options are endless with access control reporting capabilities.
Departmental based ID cards – An access control system will come in some form of security token, be it a fob or an ID card or one of the other many options on the market that you could consider. (Read more here) These can be individually programmed with user credentials by department. For example, you could have HR, Marketing, Sales, Managerial, Administration – this way access rights can be grouped by each department only giving them access to areas that are relevant to their job. For example, the Marketing team would never need access to the pay role cupboard that contains sensitive and private information.
Integration – One of the biggest advantages that you should take into consideration when thinking about access control are the integration capabilities it offers. Many organizations be it public or commercial use a variety of systems throughout their organization, many of which need different forms of tokens to be controlled. Access control ID cards can be programmed to integrate with existing in house systems such as, vending machines, barriers, catering, print management and even PC’s. (Read more about integration here) They also double up and act as an ID card where various information and images can easily be printed on to them.