Choosing to install an integrated access control system is a big decision, and not one that you should take lightly. If you’re on the fence, here are some of the basics that you should know about integrated access control systems.
First Things First
First, let’s go over what an integrated access control system is. Access control is used to refer to any electronic method for limiting access to a home or commercial property. Integrated access control systems can include a variety of locks and other restriction mechanisms.
Don’t Worry About Missing Keys
One of the most stressful moments after an employee leaves is realizing that they took their keys with them. Instead of rekeying your locks every time an employee leaves (or making a new set of keys), use an integrated access control system. Removing an access card or changing a keycode is as easy as a click of a button.
Know Where People Are (And Where They’ve Been)
While you don’t want your employees to feel like you don’t trust them, there is nothing wrong with keeping tabs on where they are and where they’ve been. If you work in any environment that requires privacy or discretion, it’s especially important to have an access control system so you can restrict employee access to certain areas of the building. Places like pharmacies, hospitals, and doctor’s offices can all benefit from integrated access control.
Stop Strangers from Entering
While every stranger visiting your business does not intend to steal or harm, some strangers might. Integrated access control systems can prevent any strangers from entering your business through a backdoor or without your knowledge. This can come in handy at large businesses without a great deal of security personnel as well, as sometimes people can intentionally slip through in large crowds at the start or end of the workday.
Control Everywhere at the Same Time
Finally, if you have a business that has more than one location or satellite location, you can control all of the access systems from one central place. An integrated access control system allows an unparalleled amount of control and customization to meet your needs.
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