Access Control

The majority of businesses are now fitted with CCTV on the inside and out. This helps identify who is on the property and whether they are authorised to be there or not. This is especially helpful if a crime has been committed as it allows the police to have images of the criminals. However, the question needs to be asked how the assailants were able to enter the building in the first place. Does your business have access control? If not, here are some reasons as to why it is beneficial.

Restricted Access

Access control systems ensure that only authorised personnel are allowed to enter the business premises, therefore keeping strangers and undesirables out. The types of system available vary and it completely up to you which system is best for our business; be it swipe card access, code access or even iris recognition! The most commonly installed systems use staff ID and proximity cards and fobs. This means that access can only be granted when a valid card or fob is held up to the reader and approved. Also, it is worth nothing that the doors instantly lock once they are closed, further improving security.

Internal doors can also be access controlled, ensuring that staff are only allowed in their own authorised areas. This is often done to preserve confidential data and ensure that nothing gets leaked to the rest of the staff, or even taken. A common example of this is head teachers offices; they often only allow themselves and the deputy access.

Car Park Barriers

Before unauthorised personnel can get into a business premises, they generally need to go through a car park. If this is access controlled, it will prevent them from bringing a vehicle through to the car park, thus discouraging access to the building itself.

Another issue with open staff car parks is that the spaces often get taken by non-employees as finding a parking space can sometimes be a nightmare if you have no designated space yourself. To protect your car park barriers can be fitted which are only lifted when a member of authorised personnel presents a valid ID card, or enters the correct code. This will ensure that no unauthorised cars will be taking space on your car park.

Installing an access control system to your business premises has lots of benefits; the main ones being security and peace of mind. It provides both staff control and security solutions.

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