With the increasing focus on security these days, many business owners are turning to access control systems to make their property safer and minimize the risk of theft or unauthorized access. An access control system restricts the entry and exit to a building or specific area within a facility to authorized individuals via electronically based identification and authentication methods.
How to determine if you should have an access control system?
If you are thinking of incorporating an access control system into your facility you’ll need to evaluate a host of factors to ensure you’re making the best choice. You should start by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your unique security needs. This includes the following.
- Location of all entrances and exits to your facility.
- Unique characteristics and features that could pose a security challenge.
- The number and frequency of employees, customers, vendors and other individuals who enter and leave you facility each day. Potential security vulnerabilities such as high-value products, sensitive information or large amounts of cash.
- Restricted areas that are off-limits to anyone other than authorized personnel.
Another factor to consider is your future security needs. If you are planning to expand your business at some point you’ll want a flexible access control system that will adapt easily to a building expansion or remodel. This can prevent the cost of purchasing and installing a brand new system. Old fashioned lock and key systems are no longer the safest or most effective way to control access to your building or facility. When you issue a key to an employee, client or contactor, you’re actually relinquishing your ability to manage who can enter your facility and when. A commercial access control system from Underdog Fire a& Security is the best way to eliminate the risk keys will be copied, accidentally lost, stolen or abused.