Access control systems can reduce theft and intrusion within your office building, yet there are many companies who haven’t installed a system of their own. If your company falls into this category, then read below for 5 reasons why your company needs to invest in an access control system.
1) An access control system helps protect your assets.
This is probably the most obvious yet the most important reason to invest in an access control system. When you leave the premises for the day, you don’t want to worry about somebody stealing your assets. Access control prevents unwanted traffic from entering your company’s building and effectively protects your property from theft or damage. So when you go home, you leave with your peace of mind.
2) You can monitor traffic in and out of your business space.
Depending on the access control system you purchase, you’ll easily be able to identify and monitor all traffic in and out of your building. Employees can be given a credential (such as a badge or code) that will alert the system each time it is used to enter or exit defined access points. Similarly, visitors can be given limited, temporary cards updated with their personal information so that you’ll know who they are and how to contact them in the event of an emergency. You can know who everyone is and where they’ve been.
3) It can limit certain areas to specifically authorized personnel.
Not all employees are equal—at least when it comes to access and authorization. Depending on your business, certain areas of your building may be restricted to certain employees. An access control system not only allows you to identify these employees, but it also allows you to grant them access to areas that other employees cannot enter.
4) An access control system eliminates the need for physical keys.
It can be a real hassle when somebody in your company loses a key. First, you’ll have to change out the locks, and then you’ll have to distribute new keys to everybody who needs one. That’s a waste of time and money. But when you invest in an access control system, that problem goes away altogether. Depending on your system, each employee will be given some sort of credential that enables access to your building. Now when somebody loses their credential, you can simply deactivate the old one and program a new one. Never panic over a lost key again!
5) The system can be remotely accessed.
In today’s market, many access control systems have to ability to be accessed anywhere—including your own home. In the case of an emergency (or if you’re on vacation), you can take control of the system from your personal device. This allows you to remain in control without having to give admin privileges to somebody else.
It’s time to invest in an access control system.
Access control protects your company space from unwanted visitors. You can monitor all access points and ensure that everyone who enters belongs there. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself, your employees, and your assets.
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