Access control systems are good for business. They allow you to better manage what’s happening, whether you’re onsite or not. You can control who is allowed on your property, what part of the property they’re allowed on and at what time of day. You have the ultimate power to handle access to any given part of your building. This, of course, can improve security and provide you with the comfort of knowing your assets are more secure.
When you have an access control system, a record is kept of the people who access your building any time of day. You can see what time employees arrive. You can find out who accessed a certain area if there is property damage or missing supplies.
You can close off particular areas of the building for the majority of employees, and allow only certain individuals to access those rooms. This allows you to protect high-dollar equipment or other sensitive materials.
In addition, access control systems allow you to prevent doors from being left unlocked. Leaving a door unlocked is easy to do. Many of us have done it at least once in our lives. But when it comes to your business, this little slip up could cost you big. When you say “goodbye” to standard locks and “hello” to an access control system, you can count on doors locking themselves.
When you switch to an access control system, you have remote access to your building. It allows you to let someone, such as a maintenance person, when no one is around to do so.
You no longer have to worry about doing a costly rekey of the whole building either. With traditional locks, you would probably rekey your building if an employee quit or lost their keys. This can get pretty expensive. But you don’t need to do that with an access control system. If a person leaves simply remove them from the system.
You can also control whether you want your doors unlocked for a portion of the day. Maybe your business is a customer-facing one, so you want the doors to be unlocked during business hours. You can program the access control system to lock the doors after 5 p.m.
Gone are the days when you had to wait for a keyholder to let employees in. When you choose an access control system, each person can have a key that allows entry to the building. Plus, you can program the system to your businesses’ needs.
As you can see, an access control system can assist your business, and help employees feel safer. They’ll like that they can get into the building with speed and that the doors lock behind them. They’ll also appreciate that they’re working in a secure environment where there’s less chance of them being put in a dangerous situation.
There are a lot of perks to adopting an access control system. If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to reach out to us at Americom. We work with industry-leading partners to provide access control systems for business applications. Our security experts can help you choose the right system for your needs.