Access Control is a security method that controls physical and virtual access through authentication credentials. A physical access control system traditionally includes secured doors or other barriers that can be opened using a form of identity authentication, such as access cards, pin codes or biometric identification.
What are the benefits of an Access Control System?
- Ease of access throughout the property
- No need for traditional keys
- Simpler access system for employees
- Reduce security risks
- Allows for data tracking
- Provides security during emergencies
Once employees or authorised personal are given authorisation they can access all areas they need to with a single card or other access method. This provides employees with ease of access throughout their place of work without the need for traditional keys.
As the same access method can be used throughout the complex these is no need for individual keys. This creates a simpler access system for employees and reduces the risk of loosing access to specific areas. An access control system saves time for employees accessing restricted areas and prevents visits from the locksmith as a result of lost or stolen keys. Lost keys can also result in unauthorised duplications- another security risk significantly reduced by the Access Control System.
This access method not only provides security but also allows for data tracking, providing information about site usage, frequency, and trends. This allows for easy management of personal attendance, unauthorised personal tracking and provides extra management during evacuations, e.g. fire alarms. This provides extra security and peace of mind for both employees and employers.
This peace of mind isn’t only due to Access Control Systems ability to track movement but also its built in safety procedures. As well as keeping unauthorised personal out this security system ensures all doors automatically unlock in the case of a fire, ensuring all personal can easily evacuate.
Who needs an Access Control System?
Access Control Systems are ideal for businesses looking for added security for their workplaces- whether this is for their employees, possessions or site. Although primarily used in larger buildings, all companies can benefit from this type of security system. In the event of a security breach, employee incident or emergency, Access Control Systems provide helpful data to help track movements throughout the vicinity. This offers extra security for all in the workplace.
The use of an Access Control System instead of using traditional key methods can save your company money. The use of technical access keys significantly reduces the risk of losing keys and key duplications- eliminating costs on locksmiths. If key cards are lost their data need simply be deleted from the system to prevent unauthorised access.