‘Prevention is better than cure’ is the age-old adage that most of us strive to live by. When it comes to our safety and security, we stick to this wise saying even more. We not only check the I. Ds of the people entering our residential or commercial premises but also install sophisticated advanced systems that ensure thorough security. One such tool is the access control system which is essentially a device that is connected to the door which allows access only if the individual holds the right credentials- a thumbprint, a key card, or a numerical code.
Simply put, if you are an employee of ABC company and need to get in, you need to press your thumb on a dedicated interface and only if your thumb print is in the system, will the door open.
Here are some more benefits of such a security tool:
- Customizable access
In your company, some employees such as the CEO, chief manager, head of HR, etc. may need unlimited access to all the floors and all the departments. Similarly, some junior employees do not require access to some departments of the organisation. If you are a research organisation, it is likely that you would like to restrict the access to the R&D section to a privileged few directly associated with the project. Such an access control unit will help you with this aspect of security.
- Avoid losing keys
Multiple doors mean multiple keys. You may have a keyring to keep all the keys safely but it is a nuisance having to carry them around. Apart from that, you may also lose the whole set every now and then. With an access control unit, you only need to carry a key card, or maybe remember a code. Or better yet, if the access control unit employs a finger or thumb print recognition system, then you don’t even need to remember or carry anything!
- Integrated systems
Your access control unit will not only allow or deny access but also raise an alarm in case of a fire. The device can detect temperatures above 60°C and sound an alarm. This way, you may not need additional heat or smoke sensors unless it is a massive room.
- Reduce costs
This feature is available with an advanced access control unit. Once the unit is connected to heating/cooling system and the lights of the room, it can automatically switch these off once the last person leaves the room. This will help you save costs on electricity even if the employees forget to switch off the appliances, let’s say, air conditioner in the room. Furthermore, such a system saves you the cost of replacing locks or lost keys as all you need to do is reprogram the access control units and key cards, or change the code in case of any perceived threats.
This, it is a sound decision and a good investment to get a comprehensive access control unit for your commercial space.