An access control system enables you to fix the authority as to who can access your building. Small, medium and large organizations are realizing the advantages of using electronic systems and are replacing their old key-based access control systems.
The major benefits of electronic access control systems are as follows:
• Ease of administration
• Lower running costs
In the lock and key system, there is the possibility of losing keys or they can even be stolen by someone. Copying of keys can also cause a security risk. The cost involved in replacing locks is high and then there is the inconvenience of re-issuing keys. You can do away with all these problems if you use electronic access control systems.
Access control systems ensure protection of assets against theft irrespective of the size of the business. Safety of the staff and their property can also be ensured with the right kind of access control systems, especially when you consider the fact that the doors are generally kept open in buildings that use the lock and key system.
An electronic access control system effectively secures your building and assets. You don’t have to worry about changing locks when you use an access control system. An access control system is implemented by issuing tokens to exercise control of access through doors. It is easy to bar access if the token is lost, stolen or not returned by an employee who has left the organization. Barred tokens will not allow access through the doors that are controlled.
All the doors that are controlled by the access control system will automatically get locked when one door is closed, preventing access to anyone who does not have a token. It is also possible to set the doors to ‘unlock’ during a chosen time period with an access control system. Further, as part of access control arrangement, different access rights for different users can be provided based on hierarchy in the organization, time of access, etc.
Summarizing, access control systems can be used wherever there is a need to control access and depending on the specific requirement of your business, you can go for single door access control or multi-network access control.