Your business might deal with pricey inventory, sterile labs or classified information -- all great reasons to install access control systems in your business. Some business owners use controlled entry systems at all their exterior doors to keep unwanted people out completely. However, other business owners find they need a door access control system only on areas of the business to restrict access. Business security controlled access allows you to identify when each employee enters and exits your facility. There are several different types of security access control systems to meet your business needs. When you consider a door access control system, look into:
1. Card controlled access systems
2. Keypad access control & security systems
3. Biometric access control systems
Consider card access control systems to increase security in particular areasCard access security systems require employees to have a designated card to gain access to your business. You can use card access control systems to secure your entire business, or to secure certain areas. You can choose a key card security system to operate on just one or two doors, or on all of the doors in your facility.
Select easy-to-use keypad access control systemsKeypad access control systems don't require your employees to keep up with cards or security badges. However, they do require your employees to have a pin number to gain entry to your business. If you fire an employee or need to change a security access code, keypad access control systems allow you to immediately change your secure pin.
Consider biometric access control and security systemsBiometric controlled entry systems aren't cost effective unless you have items that require top-notch security. These systems are expensive, however, they're worth it to protect your classified information. Biometric access control and security systems scan your employees' fingerprint or retina to ensure that employee has clearance to enter high security areas of your business.
- Some access control systems require you to use software with the system. Look into the price to purchase, maintain and upgrade this software, because it can quickly add to the cost of your door access control system.