Controlling who enters a business is a major concern for everyone these days. With all the traffic that can occur on a daily basis at even a medium sized or small business, it can be very difficult for businesses to keep track of who comes and goes. If you operate a business with multiple doors to the building, access control is an even more critical concern for the overall security of your business as well as you’re the safety of your employees while on the job.
Access Control Systems can range in complexity from a simple card reading system to a multi-level access control system with comprehensive software and multiple components controlling access to external as well as internal doorways.
Simple card reading systems are commonly used by businesses that have fewer worries over security precautions, while businesses that are larger in size or deal frequently with confidential or risky information may do much better with a more complex, multi-level access control system.
Smart Chip Technology is another option available with access control systems, and allows entry to anyone who carries the proper card, fob or device. While card reading systems require the user to run a card through a card reader, similar to swiping a credit card, smart chip technology takes advantage of RF (radio frequency) scanning technology. The person carrying the smart chip device can simply approach the RF scanning device and the entry door will unlock after the RF scanner registers the presence of the chip.
Multi-level access control systems can include both smart chip technology as well as card reading components. The access system would be managed through a comprehensive software program that allows you to assign access profiles to all of your employees. These systems allow you to determine who can enter your building, but it also allows you to designate access within your facility. You can provide certain employees access to particular areas of your building, while restricting the access of other employees. These systems are critical to the operation of any facility that requires any degree of security clearance measures are in place on a daily basis, including medical facilities, hospitals, laboratories, certain manufacturing facilities or any business that must follow particular governmentally regulated safety protocols.