Access Control System
Access control systems determine who can access your premises, what time they can access, the doors they can access, and who can use or view your work resources. The technology authenticates their identity through fingerprints, face recognition, and access cards before someone to gains access. It ensures that unauthorised personnel stay off your premises and work equipment.
Access control systems also save you the pain of losing your keys, and keys get lost all the time. Every time you lose office keys, you will have to change the locks because you have no idea who found your keys and what intentions they might have. If you need to know who entered or left the office at a particular time, the access control system leaves an audit trail that keys don’t. It also helps keep off ex-employees who don’t need to access your premises anymore.
What To Look For In An Acces Control System
Before you invest in a specific access control system for your business, consider these factors;
- Ease of use:How difficult is it to use the control system? Do you need to train your employees? If so, how much will it cost you to do so? At the end of the day, you want a system that all your employees can use easily.
- Compatibility: Is the system compatible with your already existing hardware such as door locks? Or do you need to buy new hardware that is compatible with the access control system?
- Authentication:How does the system authenticate users? Does it require one to swipe a card, enter a pin, use a mobile app, or a fingerprint? If you aim for maximum security, get a system that needs double authentication. The type of authentication you use for your company will depend on your needs, but it’s always a good idea to work with an expert to help you choose wisely.
- Integration:Will the system integrate with other company equipment such as CCTV cameras or the HR department? For instance, the HR department might want to keep track of the time employees report to and from work.
- Reporting:Is it possible to generate a report from the system? How easy is it? You might, for instance, want a report of how many times an employee entered and exited the building on a particular day.