Keeping people safe when they come onto your premises is a big worry for many business owners. If you don’t have the right protection for visitors, staff or others, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit for negligence. Keyed systems are no longer considered safe, since everyone knows how to pick a lock – or at least severely damage the lock by trying. Most companies are now turning to keyless entry such as access card entry systems. If you are wondering which is the best way to protect people coming into your store, keyless entry is the ideal first step.
The main point of having a card-only access system is that it prevents strangers and intruders from attempting to get into the property without supervision. For example, you may want to restrict who has access to certain parts of the business, such as a warehouse, a rear entry, or a classified area. Access control can do all of these things, and will also allow you to monitor who comes in and out of a building. This can improve time-keeping and ensure that everyone is in the building when you need them to be.
There are two main parts to card entry systems. These are the card readers and the access cards themselves. Card readers are used to read information from the card, and can either be swipe, which requires that the card is put into the reader, or proximity, which reads the card as it is held to the monitor. These readers work with a specific set of cards, which form the ‘key’ to the access point. You can distribute these to staff as they join, or when they need access to a particular area. About the size of a credit card, staff members can keep them in their wallet, or may use a lanyard to secure access to the card.
Using access card entry systems is one of the easiest ways to secure your buildings and prevent unmonitored access by members of the public. You can use it in any location, for example to secure access to a server room or a private part of the building, and only those that you allow access will be able to enter. To find out more about how to protect your building, contact us online, or call at (800) 675-3015 today.
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