4 Benefits of an Electronic Access Control System at Your Business
While every business will have some form of lock and key process for maintaining security, not all utilize the latest technologies to maximize their on-site security. This is understandable if the business is too small to need such high-tech security, but should the company grow over time then there might be a need for improved security to protect employees, data, property etc.
One of the best examples of an innovative security system is an electronic access control system. It’s perhaps one of the best ways to increase security, offering many benefits for businesses both small and large.
Here are some of the main benefits of an electronic access control system at your business:
1. Hard to Duplicate Cards and Keys
Physical keys are much easier to copy when compared to electronic versions often used in access control systems, so by installing such a system you are already decreasing one of the biggest security threats out there.
The same can be said for any cards or fobs that offer access, as duplicating these electronic devices is near impossible. Anyone that finds or has access to a physical key could easily have it copied without anyone noticing, but this simply isn’t the case with electric devices as they come with specific coding that isn’t easy to duplicate.
2. Locks Don’t Have to Be Changed
Whenever a physical key is lost or stolen, the only way to prevent a security breach is to replace the necessary locks, distribute new keys etc. This takes a lot of time and money to do, but can be completely avoided with electronic access control systems.
Why? Because you can easily remove the lost card or key from the system to ensure it no longer has access so isn’t a security threat. This makes any lost or stolen devices useless, keeping the premises safe from any unwanted access.
Disruption is minimal and no widespread replacements are needed!
3. Keep Track of Employee Activities
When it comes to physical keys, it is impossible to keep track of who enters and leaves a secure area unless there is CCTV. With an access control system, each employee is provided with a form of access (e.g. key, card, fob etc.) that can be easily tracked on the system.
Now, you will know where staff go at what points of the day and how long they spend in each area. This allows for comprehensive management of logistics while also giving more insight into any incidents that occur on-site (e.g. who was involved, what time it occurred etc.)
4. Universal Access
Physical locks need different types of keys, so the more you have the more copies of keys are needed. Before you know it, employees are carrying several different keys to gain access to different areas.
Electronic access control systems remove such a problem, as you can apply the locks to any door and keep the same code or key for each one. Should you want to, you can have different levels of access without the need for separate keys too, saving time and money across the board.
If you have a home or business that needs security protection such as an alarm, security cameras, monitoring, access control, etc., Boyd Brothers Security is here to help. Protecting residential and commercial clients with the latest security technology all over Orange County and surrounding areas is what we do 24/7! Satisfaction is guaranteed, and there are no contracts. Contact us today at (855) 88-ALARM for a free quote!