Access Control System Installation in Southampton
Access control systems are electronic protocols that recognise, authenticate and authorise the entry of a person into any premises. By limiting access, these entry control systems essentially increase security by means of restricting access to a specific area or building.
Advantages of Access Control Systems
Use of access control systems offers a full range of benefits such as those named below.
The installation of electronic access control systems allows you the opportunity to increase safety for employees as they enter secured buildings. It is also far more convenient and quicker to present a key card fob to gain access to a premise than using a standard key. These key card fobs can be easily duplicated enabling you to grant access to all authorised individuals which is not so easy with access cards.
Preventing Entry of Strangers
If your business has a lot of employees, it can be difficult to always recognize who is an employee of the company and who is not. An electronic access control system allows you to restrict the entry of only authorised people into the business premises and therefore helps to prevent any strangers from slipping inside undetected. Different levels of access can also be granted to different people if necessary.
No More Hassles of Lost Keys
When a set of keys to a business premise are lost by an employee or when an employee leaves the company and does not return their keys, making a new set or changing the locks each time can be an expensive proposition and a cumbersome one too. However, with an electronic access control system in place, you can simply delete the details of one’s access card from the system and when required, a new access card can be issued without cost to the business.
For instance, clinics, labs, pharmacies, doctors’ offices etc. all have pharmaceutical drugs stored on the premises and therefore are at increased risk of the drugs being stolen, with electronic access control systems in place these organisations can better protect their premises. An access control system not only limits access to the building but it also allows you to keep track of which people are entering and leaving the premises. Every entry and exit is logged and matched to an individual by the system. As a result, you can track who enters and leaves and at what time thus enabling you to narrow down any wrongdoing to specific individuals.
Protecting Confidential Information
If your business holds trade secrets or confidential documents within a specific storage unit on the premises, then use of an access control system will offer the ability to electronically allow access to authorised personnel and restrict access to individuals without appropriate security clearance. This automated system helps to effectively secure sensitive data and keep track of who has previously entered the restricted area.
Reducing After-Shift Confusion and Log Employee Movement
If an organization has several shifts with large groups of employees entering and exiting the premises throughout a working day, installation of an access control system could definitely help to avoid after-shift chaos and also help to organise the entry and exit of workers. Employee key card fobs can even be programmed to grant or deny access to given premises or building during certain times, enabling managers to take better control over who comes and goes throughout a working week.
Prevent Accidents and Thefts
Businesses can use the access control system to provide access to only specially trained or approved staff to certain authorised areas. For instance, a company may require limited access to the supply room, so that the supplies can be kept track of. Or, a company may require limited access to areas that store hazardous equipment or chemicals, to reduce the chance of any unauthorised or untrained person from being injured.
Controlling Multiple Access
Many businesses have offices located in multiple locations. Having access control systems on each not only allows the business to restrict access to employees who only require entry into one building, but it also grants access to those employees who require entry to all buildings.
Access control systems are most commonly used by businesses; however, their capabilities are not restricted to just business organisations, they have also been found to be very useful for parking garages, college campuses, apartment complexes, community centres and more. The use of access control systems make life simpler and makes the protection of any large premises much easier.
Access control features:
- Limits access to different areas of a building
- Grants different security access levels
- Allows access at designated times
- Logs employee movement through business premises
- Let’s you know who is in or out of the building
- Stops unauthorized personnel from entering secured areas
- Systems can be PC based allowing data to be viewed remotely
At Servian, we supply, install and maintain Access Control Systems to numerous commercial properties and homes in Southampton, Portsmouth and surrounding areas across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. We have thousands of happy customers and our services also stretch to installing Door Entry Systems. Including doors that provide entry/exit to a given building, access to specific areas within a building and access to external gates or barriers.