Access control systems are designed to make the access points of your building secure. They do this by letting you control and monitor the access points of your building. So you can determine how your employees, assets, or vehicles move in and around the premises. The physical barrier prevents the entry of unauthorised personnel. Making sure that only authorised people can enter the building by granting access electronically.
Keys are great as long as you keep track of them. But, when you pass them out to your employees, the security levels triple. They can lose them or worst fall into the wrong hands. This can result in not only an expensive change of locks or re-issuing of keys but can also mean loss or damage to capital assets.
It always helps to remember that no one cares about the security of your business as much as you do. So even though you might think you’re most trusted members of staff will go out of their way to keep your business secure. Likewise, a few drinks later your keys could be hanging off the nearest disco ball!
Electronic access control systems combine a form of a reader to identify people by their credentials. Achieved through the use of touch lock keypads, proximity readers (Key Fob), or card lock (magstripe) readers. Then gain access by using a code or PIN with a keypad, or by swiping the key fob/card. Which actually has a built-in authentication mechanism.
You can issue each staff member or visitor with one key fob or card to gain access through selected doors, gates, or barriers. This means if you need to restrict areas to certain groups or individuals, you can configure each door separately. Thus giving you the control to say “Who”, “Where” and “When” personnel can access these areas.