Owners of businesses have to worry constantly about security. You are not only responsible for the safety of clients and visitors to your building, but also of every staff member working in all areas of your commercial space. Not only do you have to protect your assets, you need to take steps to make your building safe and free of thieves, intruders and other uninvited guests on your property. Until now, you may have been relying heavily upon the help of a security team, but think that you could benefit from making use of a commercial electronic door lock system for your Los Angeles property.
When you rely upon traditional security guards and basic CCTV, you may not realize that your staff members are worrying about their security. This might include having previously found people wandering on the property when they should not be there, or doors being accidentally left open at night. People can occasionally leave a side door or fire escape open in their home, so the longer you leave single-key lock systems in place, the more likely is that security will be overlooked. With a keyless system, the door will close behind each member of staff, and cards control access to all points in the building. Unlike keys, these cards cannot be copied or misused, and so you can reduce the chances of unauthorized people having access to your Orange County business.
Many businesses stick with traditional locking systems because they believe that this is the only way to keep customers happy. However, we find that businesses which are in the public eye, and that may have a high turnover of staff, tend to do better with a keyless entry system. Card access can be revoked with the touch of a button, and a new card given to each joining member of staff easily. You don't have to worry about keys being damaged, stolen by former employees and copied, or even being left in the lock. A simple wave of the hand over the entry system, and your staff get access to the private areas. You can start today in changing your locks to better meet the needs of your staff and customers, and to improve security throughout your property.
The big advantage to Action 1st's commercial electronic door lock system in Los Angeles businesses is that they can be operated by anyone. You don't have to worry about complex training, and your HR team will quickly learn what inputs the system needs to operate. Whether you are running a medical center or a pharmacy; banks and investment business; commercial offices, or schools, childcare and play areas, you want to make sure that you can get the best entry system available. Find out today how we can assist you in protecting your business by contacting our staff through our message form, or by calling us directly at (800) 675-3015 now.
When it comes to securing your premises, few other solutions come close to the matching electronic access control systems. Since a lot of the companies that provide them have been around for possibly decades, few of them ever bother to update the security features when new vulnerabilities are discovered.
To be fair, a lot of them are unaware of the existence of these exploitable bugs. You might be aware of some of them as well. Here are some vulnerabilities in these traditional systems that might make yours less safe.
Traditional electronic access control systems are usually mounted on the side of the door for easy access. They then require a code or electronic keycard to get the door open. Despite being easy to access for intended users, this is a large security problem.
An attacker that knows what they are doing can easily open up the keycard reader and hotwire it without triggering any alarms. Alternatively, a phishing device can be attached to the reader and keep track of any codes entered on the interface while transmitting them to a remote server.
A modern solution is placing the interface on the secure side of the door and installing Bluetooth readers with a large range instead. Unauthorized physical access is thus impossible.
Internet access is a necessary feature for a lot of access control systems - either via ethernet or Wi-Fi. In this case, unmounting the interface and gaining access to the company’s intranet is trivial. The interface can also be hacked to enable remote access. Either way, any data being sent across the network is now visible to the attacker.
With this regard, the most secure alternative to a vulnerable internet access point is using Bluetooth as an access control method rather than Wi-Fi. This both helps mitigate costs and increase security.
One noticeable flaw in traditional access systems is that while keycards do provide better security, they aren’t very different from normal keys. This leads to company security compliance policies like not sharing PINs or keeping the cards on their person at all times. These are usually quite difficult to enforce, creating a large security loophole.
Unlike keycards, which can simply be picked up somewhere and used without the knowledge of the owner, or shared PINs which are unlikely to be changed, phones offer more powerful security. People are much more likely to be careful with their phones than a keycard. A system that allows access via an app (which may rely on fingerprint authentication, for instance) is a lot more secure.
While Bluetooth is great because it offers less chances for interference as compared to even an intranet, Bluetooth does transmit data unencrypted by default. This makes executing a man-in-the-middle attack that much easier. The solution to this is pretty simple - rely on proprietary encrypted Bluetooth systems instead.
For the layman, understanding these vulnerabilities is pretty difficult, and it’s even more difficult to diagnose them. Speak to an expert today. Call (800) 675-3015 for a consultation.