Com­mer­cial access con­trol sys­tems pro­vide an indis­pens­able lay­er of secu­ri­ty for busi­ness­es that need to con­trol who’s enter­ing the build­ing. But these sys­tems deliv­er numer­ous oth­er ben­e­fits besides giv­ing secure build­ing access.

These sys­tems offer var­i­ous advan­tages for any com­mer­cial envi­ron­ment, from offices to ware­hous­es and indus­tri­al sites. This post illus­trates how these sys­tems can make your facil­i­ty more secure, eas­i­er to man­age, and more effi­cient.

Advantages of Access Control Systems

1) Dependable security

First and fore­most, access con­trol sys­tems make your build­ing secure. They lock your facil­i­ty, pro­vid­ing access only to those with spe­cif­ic cre­den­tials, such as your employ­ees. These cre­den­tials can be con­firmed via RFID key cards and fobs, con­tact­less smart cards, pin codes, smart­phones, bio­met­rics and oth­er devices. Any­one who is not on your approved access list will not be able to get inside. So it’s a nec­es­sary form of secu­ri­ty for many types of busi­ness­es.

2) Activity tracking

Access con­trol sys­tems can keep accu­rate records of who is enter­ing your build­ing. This is cru­cial for busi­ness­es that close­ly mon­i­tor activ­i­ty at their premis­es. And, if an adverse inci­dent occurs at the busi­ness, such as theft in the mid­dle of the night, you’ll know who was in the build­ing when it hap­pened.

3) Easier management

Today’s access con­trol sys­tems are straight­for­ward to man­age. You can quick­ly add or remove peo­ple to your access lists. You can con­trol what days or times peo­ple can access the build­ing. And you can cus­tomize those sched­ules for each indi­vid­ual. This is quick and easy to con­fig­ure or change from a com­put­er or smart­phone.

4) No more cumbersome keys

With access con­trol sys­tems, you don’t need to cre­ate new keys or man­age who has which ones con­stant­ly. Every­thing is dig­i­tal, so there are no old-fash­ioned keys at all. In addi­tion to sim­plic­i­ty, this is a much more secure process: you don’t have to wor­ry about track­ing old employ­ees’ keys or the risks of unau­tho­rized rekey­ing.

5) Touchless 

If desired, your access con­trol sys­tem can be com­plete­ly touch­less. The sys­tem can auto­mat­i­cal­ly scan users’ smart­phones as they approach the door, pro­vid­ing access with­out the user need­ing to remove their phone from their pock­et. Touch­less access is con­ve­nient and san­i­tary, help­ing to pre­vent the spread of germs, bac­te­ria and virus­es.

6) 2‑way communication

Some access con­trol sys­tems allow you to com­mu­ni­cate with per­sons at the door. This is espe­cial­ly use­ful for com­mu­ni­cat­ing with vis­i­tors, deliv­ery peo­ple and oth­er guests who do not have cre­den­tials. The sys­tems can also be equipped with cam­eras to see who’s at the door and pro­vide access with the tap of a but­ton.

7) Simplified multi-location access

Access con­trol sys­tems in high­ly secure areas allow you to eas­i­ly restrict entry in mul­ti­ple loca­tions with­out man­ag­ing dif­fer­ent keys. For exam­ple, all employ­ees can access the front door, while only approved indi­vid­u­als can access secure rooms inside the build­ing.

8) Integrated automation

Your access con­trol sys­tems can be inte­grat­ed with oth­er auto­mat­ed build­ing sys­tems, such as light­ing and cli­mate con­trol. For exam­ple, when users enter the build­ing or spe­cif­ic rooms, the sys­tem can trig­ger lights to turn on or ther­mostats to adjust. This enhances con­ve­nience and ener­gy effi­cien­cy.

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