The term Access Control simply means restricting access to a building or designated area. It may include doors into a building, access to certain areas within a building, or even access to outside gates. The needs for access control are many such as:
- Confidential record storage
- Back room where the safe is kept
- Security room
It may also be necessary to limit access for certain employees. Whatever you reason for needing access control, here are eight benefits installed systems can provide:
No more lost keys
When an employee quits, and fails to return his or her company keys, the business is stuck with the expense of making new keys and possibly even changing the locks. However, with an Access Control System, the business can simply remove the employee’s access card from the system and issue a new card when necessary.
Records of access
Many businesses have merchandise and other property with a street value. Laboratories, doctor offices, clinics, pharmacies and other businesses or organizations with pharmaceutical drugs on premises are at risk of property theft every day. But an Access Control System keeps track of who’s coming and who’s going, logging each entry and exit of each individual.
No undetected strangers
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.
Reduce chaos after-hours
If a business has shifts at odd hours with large groups of employees coming and going, an Access Control System can help organize the chaos.
Secure sensitive information
All businesses have some sort of sensitive information that should only be seen by certain employees. An Access Control System allows a business to limit the access to certain areas. Any business with secure data should consider an Access Control System.
An Access Control System increases the safety of employees when entering a business. It is much faster to swipe a card than to fumble around for a key. Plus, keys are easily duplicated, while access cards are not.
Reduce theft and accidents
An Access Control System allows a business to give only approved personnel access to designated areas. For example, a business might want to limit who has access to a supply room so they can keep better track of supplies. Or limit who has access to areas with hazardous chemicals or equipment so they can reduce the likelihood of an injury.
Millennium Fire and Security has installed hundreds of access control systems including card readers, serving thousands of users. If you’re interested in learning more about access control in your commercial property or facility, please give us a call today.