What is an access control system? The benefits explained

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An access control system enables you to control who has access to your building.

Save on costs

Commonly we use locks and keys to secure buildings, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Additionally, keys may also be copied, creating further security risks.

Additional protection against theft

Within buildings, businesses and private properties alike, have assets that need to be protected from theft and similarly the people within the building require protection. Often we see buildings, particularly within businesses left unlocked and unprotected during the day. This opens up the possibility of theft and other forms of crime.

Easy to manage staff access

Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building and assets. Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. Tokens are issued to allow access through the controlled doors, and are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company.

Limit access at certain times/areas

Furthermore, Access control systems can also offer flexible control over users’ access rights. For example, all staff can gain access through the main door of a building, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there. Access may also be restricted by time, only granting access to particular users at certain times of day or night.

Talk to Carlton Alarms today to find out more about our access control services.