Access control systems are an exemplary electronic means of restricting access to your property, be it commercial or residential. Whether you own an office and want to keep better tabs on your employees' activities, or a homeowner who's sick of the neighbour popping in for a cuppa unannounced, an access control system will be your new best friend! Let's dive straight into the 5 most notable benefits of access control systems:
1. Hard to Duplicate
If you have a disgruntled employee (or a bitter ex), it's possible that they could duplicate your key to gain access to your property.
Rather than changing the locks, you can simply change the passcode, remove the person's biometric data and deactivate any lost/stolen keycards or fobs remotely.
2. Multi-Location Access
For businesses like schools, offices and hospitals, access control systems allow access at multiple entrances with a single keycard or fob, meaning employees don't need to carry a huge bunch of keys.
The same applies to your home, why have a front door key, a back door key and a conservatory key when you could have an access control system to secure them all.
3. Increased Protection
If you have valuable items in your home or business, access control systems offer far better protection than standard doors.
On the off chance that someone with authorised access decides to take advantage of the access control system, you'll be able to determine exactly who it was by logging into the access control network.
If you want to add yet another layer of protection, why not add a CCTV system too?
4. Simplify the in-&-out system
Without an access control system, it can be complicated to manage the comings and goings of employees who work irregular hours, for example, night shifts.
Rather than doors needing to be manually locked and unlocked as employees come and go, one benefit of access control systems is that they offer a 'unlock only when necessary' scenario. Employees can gain access quickly and the doors will lock automatically behind them.
This could also be incredibly handy if your youngsters come to and from the house during unsociable hours, and can't be trusted to lock the door behind them!
5. Record Entry & Exit Data
The final benefit of access control systems is that you can accurately record entry and exit data.
The moment that someone uses their keycard or fob to enter the building, the date, time and location are recorded. This data can provide invaluable insights into the behaviour of your employees.
For example, is there one person who always shows up late, is there one person who's working later into the night than they should be - and so on.
If you think that your property could benefit from an access control system then don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of the IDS team!