Access control systems are an essential part of any business or property’s security plans. These systems keep your property secure by granting and denying access to visitors and tracking entry as well as eliminating the need for keys, thus reducing your cost to rekey if one is lost or stolen. However, if your system is out of date, it may be doing more harm than good. If you are curious as to whether your property needs an access control system upgrade, inspect your system for the following signs of age and disfunction and for Risk Assessment.
The Access Control System is Allowing Unauthorized Visitors
A significant sign indicating a need for an access control system upgrade is that you are experiencing break-ins and unauthorized visitors on your property. The primary reason to install an access control system is to keep unauthorized people out, so if the system is failing this function, an upgrade is necessary.
Frequent Breakdowns Require an Access Control System Upgrade
If users are experiencing errors such as rejecting authorized visitors, error messages, alarms, and multiple keycard scans, it is time to get a control system upgrade. Upgrading to newer technology will ensure fewer malfunctions and a smoother security system.
Inability to Integrate With Other Security Features
Older, outdated access systems will not be able to integrate with newer security features in your building. Integration with a surveillance system will help track visitors and seal entryways when intruders are detected. Some new access control systems can integrate with fire detection and alarm systems. If your access control system is unable to integrate with all security features, your building is not nearly as protected as it should be.
Poor Tracking Abilities
In the event of an emergency or security breach, it is hugely beneficial to know where people are to catch a potential intruder and to place everyone in safe spaces. An access control system upgrade is required if your current system has limited tracking abilities.
No Remote Features
Many new access control systems contain remote access. Remote access adds another layer of security and wellbeing when your Security Partner can log into the system, interrogate, troubleshoot and fix software issues, and you can monitor and grant access even when you are not on the property. You may consider an access control system upgrade if your system does not contain any remote security features.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
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:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
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