3 of the Biggest Benefits of Access Control For Commercial Facilities

Access Control

Commercial facilities can get huge benefits from installing access control systems.

Whether you own a business or are just in charge of securing a commercial building, you realize the necessity in finding solutions that aren’t just capable of providing comprehensive security measures, but that have other added benefits as well. As a result, it’s no wonder that so many commercial facilities are turning to access control systems. For modern commercial facilities concerned with security, there are few technologies out there that are as impactful to access control in terms of the sheer benefits.

1. Controlling Access Where and When You Need

In a building where every internal and external door has some means of access control, it allows whoever manages that system to control who has that access, where they are able to access, and when they can access it (who, where, when). This means customizing door access for specific users or determining what times they are able to enter. Because of this, you are able to easily block access to certain areas—which is essential in the commercial industry where you may be keeping valuable customer information or important data related to your products or services.

2. Tracking Movement

There are two ways you can set up your access control system: server-based or browser-based. Server-based systems collect all entry and exit data, collected from the use of personal credentials and hardware at your access control points, and stores it on a local server. This data is then only accessible by an individual who has access to your server. This is the more secure option in contrast to browser-based systems, which store information about who accessed what and when online. The benefit here is that you will be able to remotely access this information or easily share it between multiple users, but this creates obvious security concerns as well.

3. Protecting Valuable Equipment

Typically, we rely on lock and key systems to keep our most valuable assets protected: server rooms, computers, specialized equipment, and so on. The problem with this is two-fold—first, keys can be replicated and copied. Secondly, anyone who needs access to multiple of these valuable assets then has to carry multiple keys on them, resulting in a bulky, inefficient system. Lock and key systems capture no data about who, when and where access was made to secured locations.  In turn, access control prevents someone without the proper credentials from getting to these valuable assets and potentially undermining the security of your commercial facility.

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FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

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