Controlled access technology – or access control as it is more commonly known – enables a business to control who goes where on their premises and when.
In short, access control means peace-of-mind for your business.
Access control systems come in many different forms. From simple standalone lock and key systems right through to large-scale systems involving multiple facilities, smart cards, mobile credentials and sophisticated, high-tech biometric devices – they all have the same objective. They’re all aimed at enhancing the safety of personnel and protecting staff, visitors and assets from unauthorised access.
Historically, many businesses have relied on basic intercom systems and CCTV cameras to manage their access control, but with today’s heightened focus on safety and security and increasing demand for more sophisticated and secure access technology, electronic systems are becoming increasingly popular.
Huge advances have been made in the development of these electronic systems and they now can be customised to suit a company’s individual needs and integrated into the overall security measures to provide even greater levels of protection and safety. For example, a workplace access control system can be integrated with third-party elements such as a fire alarm, CCTV, lift controls, confidential HR systems and security alarm systems.
Access control systems can include the control and monitoring of time-attendance, employee and visitor movements, access to restricted locations throughout the premises (such as entry into a data room or sterile manufacturing facility), perimeter security, vehicle access, smart locks and real-time communication – all of which amplify your security measures and provide your business with the assurance of 24/7 protection.
Here are some examples of access control technology which can benefit your business:
Swipe readers and proximity cards
These are an effective means of controlling entry to restricted areas to authorised personnel only. Access rights can be arranged for designated periods of time and can be programmed to ‘expire’ at the end of a visit.
These can ‘read’ fingerprints and facial features and therefore are much harder to defraud. They’re also a convenient solution in environments where it is not practical for a person to carry an ID card or wear a badge.
Smartphones are increasingly being used in place of security badges or cards for access control.
Technological advances have taken the basic concept of CCTV footage to the next level with sophisticated analytics algorithms turning video surveillance into business intelligence. In simple terms, that means the video analytics ‘look’ for anomalies in footage which then trigger an alert that there may be a possible security breach or threat.
Controlled access technology is the most efficient way of keeping your business, your employees and your assets safe, secure and protected at all times. It’s a must for all businesses. Whether you only need to protect a few doors in your facility or you need access control across multiple sites, it’s critical to find a solution that is right for your needs, now as well as into the future.
That’s why you should look at Crown Security’s customisable electronic access control for your business. We have a range of systems that are high-tech yet easy to implement, use and maintain and our experienced professionals will gladly discuss a cost-effective solution that meets your company’s unique needs.
Crown Security is a leading provider of access control systems in Perth plus we offer the latest cutting-edge technology in commercial and domestic security and alarm systems, home automation, smart wiring and CCTV cameras. From entry-level systems to complex, large enterprise systems that encompass multiple sites across different cities and states, we have the expertise to design, supply and install integrated solutions that are tailor-made to each client’s unique needs. Talk to us at 08 9400 6000 for more information on our extensive range of quality security and access control solutions.
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- On 19/10/2018