5 Benefits to Implementing an Access Control System

25th November 2020 | MAC Security Systems

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Business security is an essential part of any company, and one of the biggest areas of concern is who has access to your business sites. One of the best ways that you can manage who comes in and out of your premise is with an access control system.

There are many benefits to access control. While it should go without saying, increased security is the number one aim of implementing an access control system. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of the key benefits of installing an access door control system.

You will Reduce the Need for Physical Keys

Keys can be impractical at times. If you have a lot of doors in your business premises that need to be kept locked, then you will need to manage a lot of different keys.

Things can go wrong with keys too. They can get lost or even broken resulting in the need to call a locksmith or the need to have your locks re-keyed; costing you and your business time and money. As well as this, by having the appropriate access control system in place, you can reduce the need for traditional keys within your business.

Improve Ease of Access for Your Employees

Another key benefit of utilising an access control system within your business premises is that you can make certain areas of your premises more secure. This can be done either by using a PIN code or a swipe card; with only employees that need access, getting it. You can use a ‘set and forget’ principle whereby you grant access for each employee to the areas of the business that they need to get to.

When an employee leaves the company, all you need to do is simply delete their access code or deactivate their swipe card.

Keep Track of Who Enters and Exits

One of the most important things about using security systems for business is knowing who is coming in and out of your premises. Having the ability to control which personnel can enter which rooms will make it easier to manage your security.

Some businesses require employees to sign in and out of the premises so that there is a record of them having entered and exited. This is useful from a health and safety point of view, but also from a security standpoint. An access control system removes the need to physically sign in as each employee will leave a digital footprint as they enter their code or swipe their card

Maintain Security of Your Sites

Having an access control system allows you to prevent any unauthorised visitors from entering your premises. Traditional keys cannot show you who entered the premises and when so when it comes to business security, access control systems provide much greater detail.

Maintain Comprehensive Electronic Logs for Review After Any Incidents

If there is any kind of incident where something goes missing, electronic logs can be pulled up to find out exactly who had access to any specific rooms in the building and when they accessed them. This can help with any ongoing investigations and make it easier to narrow down who may have been responsible or know something about it.

What to Take Away

There are many different types of access control systems; making sure you have a system in place that works for your premises. Interested in finding out more about access control systems and how they can keep your business premises secure? Get in touch with a member of the MAC Security team today on 0121 271 0149 or by sending us an email at info@macsecurity.co.uk. Alternatively, you can use the contact form below to contact a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.