Access control systems are a great way to restrict and control who is allowed to enter and leave your commercial building. This is particularly useful if there are areas where sensitive work is being carried out, confidential documents are being stored or hazardous materials are in use.
Installing electronic access control systems also help with health & safety and fire regulation compliance as they enable arrival and departure times to be recorded of every individual entering and leaving your building. This also means you will have an accurate log of who is in the building at all times.
Most access control systems also offer additional features such as the functionality to be able to restrict access to specific areas of your building during set time periods. For example to prevent access at night or over a weekend. There is also a wide choice of access mechanisms including keypad, fob or card and biometrics.
In recent years, incidents such as the theft of valuables and equipment from business premises has dramatically increased. Sadly, this has also become more prevalent during normal working hours.
Workplace theft can be quite a challenging issue to address, as work colleagues are immediately under suspicion and this can lead to undue tensions. It is therefore important to ensure access control restrictions help to deter theft from internal buildings.
It can also quite challenging to control access to commercial premises that need to have open access to public areas. Other issues include staff not following best practice security protocols such as sharing access codes, pass cards or access fobs!
Tecserv is an SSIAB approved installer and has distributor agreements with most of the leading manufacturers of access control systems and will be able to provide advice when choosing the right system. We also provide ongoing maintenance and advice to ensure your system and training procedures are effective.