The vast majority of business owners recognize and understand just how important office security systems are. Security systems for small businesses (and large businesses, to be sure) protect resources, provide peace of mind to employees, and create workplace environments that are free of distractions and threatening situations.
Access Control Can Benefit Every Office in the Country. Here’s How.
However, what many business owners don’t recognize and understand is that security can be taken to the next level, both in terms of protection and cost efficiency, with an access control system. The short explanation of commercial access control units is that they allow business owners and managers to have complete and total control over who accesses a building–even more control than that provided by traditional commercial alarm monitoring systems.
This makes it exponentially easier and more straightforward to maintain a safe and comfortable office. Furthermore, the system makes it less stressful to keep up with the rigors and demands of today’s quick-moving workplaces. In other words, access control systems let business owners and managers worry about one less thing.
To help business owners be as successful as possible, and to help employees be as secure as possible, let’s take a look at what makes the access control system so very special.
Comprehensive Entrance Logs Are Available 24/7 and Can Be Accessed Remotely
First and foremost, access control systems provide business owners with comprehensive logs that show precisely when employees enter the building. Custom-issued access passes are loaded on employees’ cell phones and scanned at the door; business owners can then monitor these entrance logs, including names, times, and other information, remotely, from the road or from the comfort of home. All the corresponding information is compiled on a well-organized page.
Should an unexpected workplace issue arise—theft, internal dispute, etc.—these logs will prove highly useful. Besides that, they’re extremely helpful in terms of enhancing organization and assuring that employees are where they need to be, when they need to be there.
Entrance Parameters Can be Adjusted Remotely
Next, access control systems’ entrance parameters can be adjusted remotely. Unlike traditional security systems, access control systems allow business owners to, well, control access. In emergency situations, the entire building can be locked down with a click. Inversely, a specific employee can be barred from entering (the access code on the cell phone will simply be rendered void) in a matter of seconds.
This means that terminated employees won’t pose a security threat, and should an emergency situation arise, it can be contained and handled without hesitation.
No More Lost Passes or Confusion
In addition to being costly for employers to replace, lost access passes/security cards prove frustrating for employees, who often spend time and energy worrying about getting inside the building when they could be spending time and energy thinking about work.
As was briefly mentioned, commercial access control systems are completely free of cards; employees simply tap an app on their phone and sign in using a unique barcode.
In the long term, this means that costs will be reduced, and employee morale will be enhanced.
Supplemental Options for Business Owners
As if the previously described benefits weren’t impressive enough, access control systems allow business owners to remotely perform additional tasks, including adjusting the thermostat, the lights, and other things, depending upon the office building and the preferences of the client.
To have complete and total control of an office building from anywhere in the world isn’t just convenient; in today’s fast-moving and ultra-competitive professional landscape, it’s an asset.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that there’s never been a better time than now to see what access control systems are all about—to see how they can help your business to be as secure and protected as possible.
Traditional security systems for small businesses are well and good, but access control systems afford business owners a new degree of control, understanding, and safety. Unauthorized entries can be blocked, employees’ entrance records can be examined instantly, entry passes can be granted or revoked in seconds, and savings can be maximized.
The best part of all is that these benefits can be had for an astonishingly affordable price. Aeon Systems installation professionals are standing by to get systems up and running. Though the installation process is quick and straightforward, the positive byproducts will be enjoyed for quite a while to come. Commercial alarm monitoring, instantaneous access to logs, and a whole lot of other perks can be delivered to any office building in the country.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit more about access control systems and Aeon Systems. Take a step towards optimizing your security tomorrow by calling one of our caring and attentive customer service associates today, at 817-466-9079.