The benefits of access control are pretty obvious when you think about it. Having a building wide system can protect your employees, patrons, information, equipment and other assets without question. Before we discuss the types of access control, let’s talk a little bit more about the benefits and how access control works.
Knowing who’s coming and going at all times
Many businesses have equipment and physical assets that are valuable on site. An access control system keeps track of who is coming and going to ensure that someone has not snuck into the building. If a business is large with a lot of employees, it can be difficult for everyone to know who is an employee and who is not. An access control system helps prevent strangers from slipping in undetected.
Keep track of employees
If a business has multiple shifts with large groups of employees coming and going at odd hours, an access control system can help organise the chaos and inform you if an employee is in the building when they should not be. It can also help you keep track of who has shown up for work and who has not.
Secure sensitive documents and data
Many businesses have documents or data that should not be accessible to everyone in the company. An access control system allows a business to limit the access to certain areas that hold hardware or software that this information is saved on.
Reduce theft and accidents
An access control system allows a business to give only approved or specially trained employees access to areas that may hold valuable or dangerous equipment.
An integrated access control system will allow a business to grant access to employees who need to enter multiple or all buildings.
No more worrying about keys
When an employee quits and fails to return their keys, the business is stuck with the expense of making new keys and possibly even changing the locks. The same would apply when an employee loses his or her company keys. If the employee left on bad terms, this also removes the chance that they will try to re-enter the building and do damage.
With an access control system, the business can just remove the employee’s access from the system digitally.