Access Control Systems
How Access Control Provides Superior Protection
Unlike the more traditional forms of entry, such as the use of keys or a security code, a more sophisticated system uses unique bio-metrics likes fingerprints and eyes. The control panel uses a database of authorized users to determine if the entry matches an authorized user. If no match is found, the door, or entry point remains locked securely. Since there's nothing that can be stolen or guessed (like keys or a pin number), this provides the highest level of security.
Access control is a fundamental piece of a business or home access control system. Along with intrusion detection, these are the foundation of what comprises a traditional security system. Luckily, the technology surrounding access control has come a long way since just keys and codes, with wireless technology and bio-metrics you can enjoy a higher level of security than ever, with speed and convenience that will surprise you.
Access Control for Your Home
Knowing who is in your home and when they arrive can be important for your family's safety and wellness. Family members and tenants can all benefit from this added security measure.
Smart locks are an example of secured access in a home that can create an extra barrier and prevent would-be criminals from accessing a property. A smart lock works with your home's security network to create unique "keys" for specific users. It can also use additional security features such as key card entry, fingerprint scanning, and biometric scanning to gain access.
You can lock these locks remotely and check an electronic log to see when and if your children have returned home from school. This is a great way to incorporate access into your home's existing smart home and security networks. It will provide you piece-of-mind as well as additional barrier of protection for your family.
Proximity Locks and Key-less Entry
If you are looking for convenience and security, homeowners can benefit from proximity locks and key-less door entry. Children and teenagers can be forgetful and absent-minded. Losing their house key is not an uncommon occurrence. Unlike a key, if a child loses a proximity card, it can be deactivated immediately to deny entry if it is found by someone else.
You can gain key-less entry via cards or via an electronic signal. Bluetooth, WIFI, and NFC are all examples of signals that work with home security. If you have visitors in town, you can create a temporary Bluetooth access code for a smartphone and not have to worry about duplicate keys. These codes can also be deactivated quickly if a smartphone is stolen or the person no longer needs entry.
Parking Garage and Building Access
People keep a lot of valuables in their storage buildings and parking garages. Unfortunately, these two places are often easy to gain access. Adding a control system and additional security to these locations can protect your valuables and provide you with piece-of-mind.
Vehicle thefts and theft from storage buildings costs homeowners and insurance companies millions every year. Adding a control panel with finger print scanning or a smart lock to your system can go a long way to protecting you from this theft and may help reduce your insurance premiums.
An access control system is an important component for any home or business when you need the most control of your environment and the highest security available. It helps provides superior protection for your home or business, as well as your family and employees.
Why Should Businesses Use an Access Control System?
These systems serve several purposes for businesses. It prevents theft and security breaches by discouraging employees and can also help identify individuals involved in a theft or security breach. As an added benefit, it can also help a business keep track of people within the building in case of a disaster.
Data and Security Breaches
In today's world, data theft is becoming increasingly common. Skimmers, credit card theft, and identity theft are common security breaches for businesses. Thieves are using more sophisticated equipment, and so should a business.
In the event of a security breach, an employer would be able to immediately identify all of the people in the building during a suspected breach. This helps eliminate persons who may have been involved. When theft of information occurs, time is money. Businesses that don't secure their locations are more open to damages and liabilities as a result of a security breach.
Time is money. As many employers move to electronic time cards, time theft is becoming an increasing problem. An employee may be "cheating" the time clock, and you would never know if you didn't track their building entries.
If there are discrepancies between the time the employee enters the building and their "clock-in," these issues can be addressed by business owners or management. Stealing time is stealing money. Preventing small thefts can add up over time and save a businesses a substantial amount of money.
If there is a fire, earthquake, tornado, or other disaster, you need to know who was in the building at the time in order to ensure everyone is safe. Firefighters and first responders don't need to risk their lives if everyone is accounted for. This reduces a company's liability in a disaster and protects its employees.