In these uncertain times, keeping your business safe has become even more important than ever. Businesses are slowly reopening again but with social distancing and mask compliance measures being kept in place. Many stores have set up alternate entrances and exits to help control the flow of customers coming in and going out in order to limit potential crowding.
Stop Losing Keys
One of the best reasons to install an access control system is to reduce the need for physical keys. That said, having keys as a backup measure is still a good idea. Transition periods with high turnover rates at your business can be rough, especially in times like these when smaller businesses may have no choice but to lay out long time employees or cut back hours as cost-saving precautions. The access control system is the right upgrade to make though because only the people with the code will be able to unlock it. Fewer keys mean fewer chances to lose them.
Track Visitor Movement
Everyone wants to feel safe. Access control systems, when paired with surveillance cameras, can help track visitor movements. On top of enforcing social distancing and mask compliance, it can also help make sure your employees and visitors are safer once they start to return to your building – it’s less likely they could be bothered by unauthorized entrants who attempt to follow them off the elevator or while coming back from the restroom.
Keep Out Unauthorized Entrants
As we mentioned above, access control systems can help keep out unauthorized entrants. They are denied access to your premises, both on the outside (which is less likely in a building shared with other tenants) and on the inside (in the hallway closer to where your office is located, for instance.) Access control paired with electronic door locks can also form a backstop for biometric security measures that require thumbprints or retinal scans to unlock the door.
Finally, consider how access control can help reduce confusion. Many businesses rely on the shift-model of hours being worked instead of a solid eight hours, or there could be alternating days on duty and off duty. All of these situations call for increased security measures and can help reduce confusion as there won’t be as much need to figure out who is there and who isn’t.
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