We’ve covered the many benefits of access control systems in the past and there’s no doubting that they can offer something unique and important to many businesses and facilities. Some may feel, however, that they can save on the installation process by doing the job themselves or working with residential alarm dealers. While maintaining an access control system should only require the typical level of IT employee knowledge found in most facilities, actually installing one of those systems is a significantly different set of skills and difficulty. It’s important to hire a professional when installing an access control system to ensure that everything is properly installed, and all of your concerns are adequately addressed.
What Does Access Control Installation Look Like?
The first step in setting a facility up with access control technology is to assess what needs may exist. Do you need to prioritize access to some areas but not others? Are some areas mired by heavy foot traffic and require a solution like a turnstile? Whatever the case may be, a professional can help you determine what needs to be put in place.
Next, the design, cabling, and installation of hardware comes about. This is when actual, specific devices are planned for a space and all of the cabling and hardware, like card readers or controllers, are installed. After all of the hardware is in place, users need to be briefed on how the system works and there must be an adequate period of testing so that adjustments can be made before the system is finalized. It’s not just about locking certain doors – it’s about a mission for security, why it’s needed and how it’s going to fit into a business and safeguard people and assets.
Why Hire a Professional?
As you can see from the process, there’s quite a bit that goes into installing an access control system—and without years of experience under someone’s belt, they may not be able to properly determine what needs a facility has. Beyond that, many of the subtleties of making sure things like adequate security or quality of foot traffic control can be lost on someone who isn’t a seasoned access control veteran.
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.
Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page. Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH. In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.