How to Determine Whether You Need a New Access Control System

Access Control

In need of a new access control system? You may be missing out on some of the latest and greatest features.

Access control systems are being implemented in more facilities than ever thanks to their ability to up the security of a building without impeding upon users or slowing down foot traffic in any significant way. The kinds of facilities that benefit most from access control systems—commercial offices, healthcare buildings, and even schools—are also the kinds of places that tend to have constantly changing needs. As your needs begin to change, it will determine whether or not you need a new access control system or not. Following are some of our tips regarding determining whether or not you need a new access control system.   

Remote Access

If your current access control system lacks the ability to remotely control it, you may want to consider upgrading. With remote access, you can lock everything down at the end of the day with a push of a button on your phone. This is especially helpful when managing larger facilities where it may not be feasible to go ensure that everything is locked down. Instead, by using a combination of CCTV systems and a remotely controlled access system, you can place everything on lockdown from the comfort of your own home if such a thing is necessary.

Cloud Systems

Ideally, your access control system should be storing its database within a cloud-based system. This allows for easier backups or changing roles and their associated permissions. Instead of being restricted to one central hub that acts as a command center for your access control system, it ought to be the case that you can get to all of your access control data whenever you need it, wherever you need it. Some cloud systems even allow for better backup processes that mean power outages won’t leave you without your precious security system in place.

Preparing For the Future

Your current system may actually be fulfilling all of your needs, but that doesn’t mean that those needs won’t change in the near future. Future-proofing yourself by adding on more stringent multi-factor authentication methods, like biometric verification, can go a long way in establishing better security down the road.

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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