Should You Have Access Control Systems?
As businesses develop, they have a growing concern for access control systems to restrict who can enter the property. This is true for large and small organizations. Access control systems can help you keep you outside threats from gaining access to the property, buildings and other valuables.
In the past, many businesses use lock and key access. This type of system does work. However, it has limits. Physical keys don’t track personnel when they access a site. Likewise, it doesn’t track where they go. Additionally, as a company scales it becomes inefficient for them to issue a key to hundreds of people. Security risks increase the more individuals who have access.
Organizations that use an electronic access system will have a number of benefits. Electronic locks and access are more efficient and can handle much higher numbers of people. If the system is large enough it can manage access for several thousand people.
Lock and key systems cannot tell you details of who went through a door. With access control systems, companies can keep a record at each movement. For instance, the system will tell you if an employee accesses the storage room and leaves.
This is beneficial for several reasons. It is great for storing records for review at a later date in case of an incident. HR teams can use it for daily attendance records.
A unique feature electronic access control systems have is they can control different layers of access for a person. So usually a person needs multiple keys for multiple. However, in an electronic system the computer can grant access to some doors and deny access to others.
For example, a worker has access to their area of employment but they cannot access areas they do not work in or other sensitive areas.
Emergency situations can happen at work and sometimes personnel need control over all doors at once. In situations of evacuation personnel may need to open all the doors at once to save time. This can have a significant impact on human life. However, on the other side, a security incident may require a lockdown. For example, a break-in causes the system to lock all the doors. This traps the criminal until security guards can respond.
In conclusion, PMV Security Group can provide comprehensive support for all types of security services. Above all, we make every attempt to provide the best quality service possible.
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