Access Control Systems
An access control system is a solid investment made, not only towards organization and professionalism but also towards security. An access control system involves authorization, separating employees from the public and workers from management personnel. The new generation of access control system technology now allows the use of smart cards, bar codes, magnetic striping and digital cameras. There is even biometric technology available for access control system units that allow bodily identification of personnel. Whether you are attempting to protect a physical building full of staff or are restricting access to a database, there is software that can help you. An electronic access control system offers several advantages over traditional locks and keys.
Below are the most important aspects to keep in mind when considering your access control options:
- Electronic keys are difficult to duplicate.
- While physical keys can be copied very easily, duplicating electronic keys require a much higher degree of sophistication. This makes your access system much more secure than it could ever be with physical keys.
- You NEVER have to change the locks.
- An electronic user database means that you never have to change locks at your sites. If a key card is ever lost, it can be removed from the database and a new one can be issued. If an employee leaves your company, his or her access rights can be deleted within seconds. This greatly lowers your overall exposure to risk.
- You only have to remember one key.
- With electronic access, your single key or access code grants you access to every door you need to access, so there's no chance of forgetting the key for a particular door. If you get to a site where you need access and you are not recognized by the system, a network operator can add you or your supervisor to the list instantly.
- Electronic keys reduce windshield and repair time.
- If a tech needs extra access to handle an emergency in the field, his or her rights can be updated. This way, the tech can travel straight to the emergency without returning to the office, reducing costly windshield time and accelerating repairs.