Installing an alarm system is a great way of ensuring your premises stay safe from burglars. This means choosing the right type of alarm system is very important. Read on to find out why we recommend an alarm system with fobs.
What Is an Alarm Fob?
An alarm fob is a small device that wirelessly connects with your alarm system, activating or deactivating it. They work via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and are usually small enough to be kept on key rings or in a pocket.
An alarm system with a fob has various benefits over other types. As with all alarm systems, alarm fobs are an access control system. This means you can control who has access to your property: only those who have fobs can get in. Using fobs also means you can create additional levels of security within your property, limiting access to certain areas. Alarm fob entry systems are considered more secure than standard keys and locks because locks can be picked.
One key benefit to using fobs is that they remove the need for passcodes. Passcodes can be forgotten, or shared, whereas a fob is unique to each member of staff. This also means you can keep track of employee attendance through monitoring use of the fobs.
Fob alarm systems are not without their flaws: as with keys, fobs can easily be lost or stolen. Fortunately, an IDS alarm system lets you remove any lost or stolen fobs from the system. Fobs can also be cloned, which is harder to fight. This particular vulnerability means you may be better off integrating your fob alarm with other security measures like CCTV cameras.
Alarm systems with fobs are just one security measure among many. Finding the right one for you doesn’t have to be difficult – get in touch with us here at IDS and we can help keep you secure.
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