What ideas or images come to mind when you hear about access control security? It’s probably scenes from spy movies; where your fingerprints and eyes need to be scanned for you to gain further access within a big, fancy corporation. And, that would be correct. That is how access control security works.
The truth is that access control alarm systems are not only crucial for big businesses, but it makes sense for organizations of all sizes. Controlling access to certain parts of your company can protect your assets and create a feeling of safety and security for your employees too.
There are many advantages to access control security, a big one being you never have to worry that the person leaving the building last has forgotten to lock up. With access control, the doors remain locked at all times. What a relief.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of access control over the old-style lock and key system and if it’s worth the investment.
Benefits of Access Control Alarm Systems
Reduce the Risk of Theft
It’s not just your business’ physical stock that is at risk of theft, but your office supplies and equipment too. Research shows that companies lose money each year due to employee theft. Access control security not only makes it difficult for the stealing of stock, but you have the ability to restrict employee movement too.
Using biometrics or a keycard when entering a building can be much quicker than using a key. And, in certain threatening situations, this can be much safer. Not only can an employee get into the building quicker, but the door will be locked as soon as they enter. The instantaneous locking of the door will give employees a sense of security as soon as they are inside. This is very important if your staff have to work evenings or overnight.
Limited Key Loss
Making copies of keys for businesses with a large employee base can be risky. Keys can get lost easily, which increases the risk of strangers being able to gain access to your business. Also, when employees leave the company – on good or bad terms – you don’t want them to have access to the building with their key, or with a copy they have perhaps made. And, replacing the locks every time employees leave and new employees start can be costly. Sure, if your access control system uses keycards, these can get lost too, but the company can remove the programming or deactivate the device, making it useless.
Restriction is Up to You
Access: If your employees have keys, they have total access to your business at all times. If you wanted to restrict the access of individual employees to areas with expensive equipment or sensitive data, it would be challenging to install separate locking mechanisms at different sections throughout your building, but this is easy with access control.
Time: With access control, you can also set specific time- and zone-based restrictions on your employees’ access to the business. This comes in handy if you need to track the attendance and activities of your employees. And again, in the event of theft, this will make pinpointing who had access much easier.
Customers: And, of course, you can also restrict access to customers and strangers easily walking into the operating side of your business.
Another perk to access control security is the ability to allow access to the building remotely. So, for example, if you have a builder or contractor coming in when you are not available to open up for them, you can grant them access remotely.
How We Can Help
If you think your business would benefit from access control alarm systems get in touch with us at Aeon Systems. We’d love to help you improve your business security monitoring or home security services.
The professionals at Aeon Security Systems offer comprehensive and affordable business security services and home security monitoring. You can have full access to your security system straight from your mobile device, laptop, or tablet. We offer 24 hours 7 days a week monitoring – there is no price that you can put on the safety and security of your family, your property, and your personal belongings.
For more information, call us on 817-466-9079.