In security parlance, the term ‘access control’ implies the use of electronic means to restrict access to a property or specific areas.
It could include access to gates or entry points into a property or particular sections.
Any business or organization may need restricted access to an area where confidential employee records are stored, with access granted only to specific employees. Having an access control system will make this possible and only allow access to those with permission. For organizations or individuals that need top of the line security, the ultimate security systems come with advance access control.
For others that don’t need such a high-grade system, having an access control system in place would be more than enough.
Some of the advantages of opting for access control systems are:
Keyless, so there are fewer complications: In the event a key is lost, or an employee quits and doesn’t return the keys with access to a business, there’s no need to change the lock mechanism. As these offer keyless entries using electronic swipe cards, all it takes is to restrict access to the specific card and the business is secured. If needed, a new card can be reissued later.
Keep track of visitors: A lot of organizations and businesses have valuable assets. There’s always the risk of being burglarized by someone that has access from within. Businesses that have valuable items or products run the risk of getting things stolen daily. When you have an access control system in place, it keeps an automated track of people coming and leaving the premises at all times. Each entry and exit is logged, so it becomes easy to track those that visit in non-business hours.
Lower risk of trespassers: If you have a large business or company, it can be a challenge for everyone to know who the employees are. In this case, it can become easy for trespassers to gain unauthorized access. Having an access control system will ensure that only genuine employees gain access, and prevent unauthorized individuals from entering without getting detected.
Prevent chaos: For those organizations or businesses that work in multiple shifts with employees leaving and arriving at different times, it can get somewhat chaotic. Having an access control system in place helps to keep things well-organized.
Improve security to crucial areas: Any business that has confidential information of any kind has to ensure that only authorized employees gain access to specific areas. Having an access control system ensures that only authorized personnel gain access to restricted areas. Any company or business that has confidential information on its premises must have access control systems in place.
Improve safety: Using a key to gain access within a building can take time and have employees fumbling around for their keys. On the other hand, having an access card makes it extremely convenient as all they need to do is to swipe to enter or exit. Another risk is that it’s easy to duplicate a key, while access cards are difficult to copy.