Defined as an electronic means of limiting access to a building or designated area, an access control system can benefit your business or organisation in a number of ways. For example, if your business or organisation requires a restricted office where confidential documents need to be stored, you may need to give only a certain number of employees access to that room, such as your HR team. Through an access control system you can easily restrict access to that designated room.
While not every business needs an access control system, here are some of the benefits it can provide for your business or organisation.
Cut expense of having new keys made
When some employees leave a company, they forget to hand in their company keys, leaving the business with the risk of outsiders gaining access and the expense of having to make new keys. The company may also have to change the locks. The business also has to cover the same expense when an employee loses their company keys. The benefit of having an access control system is that in such scenarios the company can simply have the employee’s access card removed from the system, and a new card can be issued when necessary.
Keep track of movements
Because this system keeps track of everyone who is entering your premises, you can keep monitor every individual who’s entered and exited the building, with the exact time of when they arrived and left the premises. By having an access control system you can therefore prevent strangers from entering your premises undetected.
If you have valuable items in your offices it can be unfortunate to find out that someone is getting into your property, or worse someone from within is stealing from your business. With regular keys, it’s not possible to tell who unlocked the door after hours. With access key cards, however, you can identify exactly who entered your premises after hours. This could enable you to catch a culprit or deter potential culprits from stealing valuable items.
Control multiple access points across multiple locations
If your business has multiple locations, having an access control system will not only allow your business to restrict access to staff who only need access to one building, but will also allow you to give access to staff who need to have entry to all business premises.
Simply swiping a card is much faster than having to unlock a door with a key, therefore an access control system ensures employees are safer when making their way into a building. Keys can also be easily duplicated, but an access card requires more work.
Access cards are of great benefit in multi-shift work environments where a business may have several employees constantly entering and leaving the premises at odd hours. Those in charge may not be able to identify every employee. However, an access control system can help organise chaos and ensure only authorized employees have access to the offices.
These systems are not only beneficial for commercial use, but for non-commercial use too. Many organisations such as schools, university campuses, apartment complexes and government buildings can benefit greatly from having an access control system.
Whether you’re a school, healthcare provider, or a business, through our partnership with the world’s leading brands in surveillance and access control solutions, we can offer your organisation access control solutions that are tailored to your unique business needs. Get in touch with us here.