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How Access Control Systems Provide Better Security for Businesses

  • By Admin
  • 22 Jun, 2018
Unlocking The Door Using Key Card
Security is one of the most important concerns that any business owner has. You put your blood, sweat, and tears into building your company, so the last thing you want to happen is to lose what you've worked so hard for. An access control system and card security system can provide you with the tools to protect your building on the interior and exterior.

Access control systems effectively lock down a property into different access points that require certain security clearance to gain entrance to. Who you chose to give that clearance to is your choice.

Card reader security systems are installed directly on the major entrances and exit doors throughout the building. In order to gain access, the employee must have a valid card to scan or swipe through the reader. Also, visitors who wish to enter the building will need to be buzzed through the doors by an employee of the building.

There are several other benefits to using the access control card readers.

Increasing Quality Security for Co-Workers

Companies who do not use access control systems are reduced to using keys to keep secured locations locked. That means multiple employees are forced to share sets of keys. This can get tricky and cause frustration in the workplace.

Keys can be easily lost or stolen, which is a huge security risk for any company. Former employees could also copy keys and steal in acts of vindictiveness. When you use a card reader, you have total control over every access point. Cards cannot be copied, and if they are stolen, they are easy to deactivate.

Monitoring Tardiness and Attendance in the Workplace

As a boss, you understand that employees show up to work late or not at all. You need to keep track of attendance or tardiness can become a problem in some workplaces. You need to rely on yourself or managers to note the times that employees do not show up on time or miss work.

Luckily, when you have a card reader, it automatically marks down what time the employee enters the building and what time they leave it. Employees will no longer get away with showing up late for work.

Tracking People in the Building

Have you ever wished you had a better way to track who is in your building? Standard security systems with a deadbolt and key system do not allow you to do this. Only access control systems give you that power.

Once a card is scanned, you know exactly how many people are inside the building at any given time. You know when they enter specific areas of the building and how long they are there. It may not seem overly important, but in the event of stolen items or any accidents, you will be happy that you have this information

Keeping Unwanted Visitors at Bay

One of the best advantages of installing an access control system is the power to keep unwanted visitors out of the building. If you have people entering and leaving the building without your knowledge, that could be a huge security risk.

When you use a card reader system, they are unable to enter at will. An employee will be in charge of allowing visitors to enter the building using an intercom system. The visitors are buzzed in and must present themselves to the employee before gaining entrance to the rest of the property.

You may also use security measures like checking identification or signing in and out. Visitor badges are also a great way to establish that someone is visiting and not a regular employee of the company.

As you can see, card reader systems have multiple advantages. We at Vista Lock and Safe Co. are highly trained with the latest access control technology. If you want the best security system for your company, contact us to schedule a consultation.
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