The “Key” Reasons Why Your Office Needs Access Control
The lock and key are one of the oldest methods of “Access Control”. In fact, it is said that the first all-metal lock was invented before the year 900! Today, we have cars that drive themselves and 3D printers, yet why do we still continue to rely solely on one of the oldest methods to safeguard almost everything we own? The answer is simple: We Don’t.
The average small business office holds well over $20,000 worth of assets, including equipment, furniture, and supplies. A lock and key alone just won’t cut it anymore. An Access Control System allows the business owner to take full control over who can enter the building and when. With an Access Control System all employees are given fobs, cards or codes which grant the employee access to only certain approved doors and only during approved scheduled hours. These access permissions can be changed at any time at the business owner’s discretion. Business owners can also obtain a report which shows the fobs used at any entrance at any given time. Should an employee need to be let go, you can have peace of mind knowing that no copies of a physical key were made. The fob can simply be deactivated.
Access Control Systems also allow you to monitor and grant or withhold entrance into your office space during working hours. This feature would not typically be utilized by a local restaurant, shop, or business that relies heavily on foot traffic; however, if your office, school, or church typically only has the occasional guest or Amazon delivery, this feature will grant your front office staff an increased measure of security. With an Access Control Video Door Station, all guests are required to ring a bell which alerts the front desk staff via an intercom monitor. From this monitor your front desk staff can see live footage of the guest and speak to them prior to granting them access into the building through the touch of a door release button on the monitor. Eliminate the “what ifs” when it comes to who is entering your building or office space.
Don’t wait until an incident forces you to need an Access Control System. Prioritize the safety of your office space, assets, and employees. Be proactive and request a free quote & consultation for your office today.