A smart access control system denies or allows access to a building, a room, or other designated areas. It is an electronic device of physical security that controls who has access to a certain location at a certain time. If you are a business owner securing your business’s entry points with a normal lock and key, you’ve likely wondered what the advantages of Access Control are for your Virginia business. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of wireless security cameras for businesses in 2022, and how they differ from a lock and key.
Loss Keys are Never An Issue
You have likely made copies of your keys for new employees. This situation isn’t a major deal when only one or two employees need to access your facilities, but when the number of people who need access grows so does the risk. Whenever you create a new key, the chances of someone losing it or misplacing it increases. One error is all it takes for a stranger to gain access to your business.
Luckily, Access Control prevents this from happening. While some systems use access devices like keycards and fobs, others use access codes. You can program these devices and codes to grant your employees access to your facility based on a set of rules. If an employee loses a device, you can remotely disable it, rendering it useless and eliminating the security risk.
Remove Employee Access Easily With Access Control
It can be challenging to let an employee go. You may feel even more uncomfortable if you need to ask an employee for their key. Typically, the employee would have the key with them and simply hand it over. Unfortunately, this does not always go as planned. If an employee departs on bad terms or is someone who wishes to harm your business, you don’t want them to have full access to your facility. With a lock and key, the only solution is either to replace the locks (which can be very expensive) or to retrieve the employee’s key (which can be very difficult).
Thankfully, Access Control solves this problem before it even occurs. As previously mentioned, Access Control lets you remove access from an employee’s card or key fob entirely. If an employee leaves your organization or moves on, you don’t need to worry about collecting a key–you can simply “turn off” their access.
Controlling Access and Monitoring Specific Locations at Designated Times
Lock and key systems are problematic because they provide employees with full access to your facility. If you wish to prevent them from entering a specific area, you must install a separate locking mechanism. Moreover, there is no way to restrict their access to only specific times of the day. Thus, all of your employees have a 24/7 access facility. However, with Access Control, you can restrict access to your employees based on specific times and zones. As a result, you will be able to give access only to those employees who need it at the time it is required. It makes it extremely easy to find out who accessed your business in the event of a theft.
Are You Ready To Replace the Old Lock and Key?
Don’t hesitate to contact Johns Brothers Security if you think your business could benefit from an Access Control system. We have helped hundreds of Virginia businesses improve their security measures. We make informed, strategic recommendations based on your business’s needs. Call us today at 1-800-242-9760!