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Before listing the reasons to have an Access Control System, let Holder’s Total Security first explain what one is and how it works.
“Access Control” is an electronic means of restricting access to a building or designated area, like a restricted room. It may include doors into a building, access to certain areas within a building, or even access to outside gates.
For example, a business may require a restricted room to store confidential records and it may be necessary to limit access to that room to only certain employees.
An Access Control System will allow the business to limit access to the room to only the employees deemed necessary. Holder’s Total Security realizes that not every business needs an Access Control System, but those who do may relate to the following 8 benefits.
8 Benefits of Access Control Systems
1- No More Lost Keys
When an employee quits, and fails to return his or her company keys, the business is stuck with the expense of making new keys and possibly even changing the locks. The same would apply when an employee loses his or her company keys. However, with an Access Control System, the business can simply remove the employee’s access card from the system and issue a new card when necessary.
2- Know Who’s Coming and Going
Many businesses have merchandise and other property with a street value. It’s certainly unfortunate to learn someone you’ve given access to is stealing from your business from within. For example, laboratories, doctor offices, clinics, pharmacies and any business or organization with pharmaceutical drugs on hand are at risk of having property stolen every day. But an Access Control System keeps track of who’s coming and who’s going, logging every entry and exit of each individual. With an Access Control System, a business is able to track who comes and goes and what time they arrive and leave.
3- No Undetected Strangers
If a business is large with a lot of employees, it can be difficult for everyone to know who is an employee and who is not. An Access Control System helps prevent strangers from slipping in undetected.
4- Reduce Chaos of After-hour Shifts
If a business has multiple shifts with large groups of employees coming and going at odd hours, an Access Control System can help organize the chaos.
5- Secure Sensitive Information
Perhaps a business holds trade secrets or sensitive information and needs to make sure only employees with the right clearance level have access to the area it is held. An Access Control System allows a business to limit the access to certain areas. Any business with secure data should consider an Access Control System.
6- Increase Safety
An Access Control System increases the safety of employees when entering a business. It is much faster to swipe a card than to fumble around for a key. Plus, keys are easily duplicated, while an access card is not.
7- Reduce Theft and Accidents
An Access Control System allows a business to give only approved or specially trained employees access to designated areas. For example, a business might want to limit who has access to a supply room so they can keep better track of supplies. Or a business might want to limit who has access to areas with hazardous chemicals or equipment so they can reduce the likelihood of an untrained employee being injured.
8- Control Multiple Access Across Multiple Properties
Many businesses have multiple locations. An Access Control System will not only allow a business to limit access to those employees who only need to enter one building, but will also allow access to those employees who need to enter all buildings.
Access Control Systems are not just for businesses. Apartment Complexes, Community Centers, Parking Garages, and even College Campuses all have found great benefit to using an Access Control System.
The top benefit being when a person with access leaves, a business or organization no longer needs to worry about replacing locks or keys. They simply delete the person’s access from the system and they are done. It’s as simple as that!
If you’re interested in an Access Control System for your business or organization, give us a call. Please feel free to browse our website HOLDERSECURITY.COM for additional information.