So, what is Access Control?
Access control systems perform authorization identification, authentication, access approval, and accountability of entities through login credentials including passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs), biometric scans, and physical or electronic keys. Physical access control limits access to campuses, buildings, rooms, gates and physical IT assets. There are many benefits of integrating Access control into your system. Here are some:
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.
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 everyone. With an Access Control System, a business can track who comes and goes and what time they arrive and leave.
No Undetected Strangers
If a business is large with a lot of employees, it can be difficult for everyone to know who an employee is and who is not. An Access Control System helps prevent strangers from slipping in undetected.
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.
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.
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.
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.