Access control systems in businesses are some of the most important security features a building can have. They keep properties, employees, visitors, and assets safer than using old fashioned key locks. However, simply installing an access control system for your business is not enough to protect it.
There are a variety of added safety measures that you and your security company can work towards achieving to ensure that your access control systems are working as efficiently as possible. This helps keep your business safe and secure and means you’re getting the best bang for your buck too.
Sonitrol Canada has some tips for ensuring that you’re managing your access control system effectively.
Multiple Access Levels
Does your sales team need access to the IT room? Do the part time contractors need access to your supply room? Do the interns need access to the manufacturing floor? Choosing who can access what areas of your business requires multiple access levels. Make sure you don’t just one have key card to allow entry in to any room – keep information and employees protected by ensuring only the necessary employees have access to the areas that they need for their jobs.
When an employee quits or is transferred, ensure that their key card is automatically updated, reassigned, or deactivated. You can change their security access or remove it completely depending on your needs – make sure you take advantage of this so no cards get left unnoticed and an ex-employee can still gain access to your business.
Don’t Share Passes or Codes
As a business manager or supervisor, it’s imperative that your policies stress how important it is to keep codes and keycards private. Each person is given their own codes and cards for a reason and they should not share them with each other. Keep policies in place, like extra or emergency cards, in case an employee forgets their badge, to help ensure employees follow these rules.
With apps like mySonitrol, you can monitor the activity of key readers and door locks. You can see which employees are trying to access restricted areas, see if key cards or codes should be deactivated, and find any flaws in your system if you monitor it regularly. This also ensures that everything in your access control system will be as up to date as possible. Don’t just set it and forget it!
Integrated With Other Security Systems
Sonitrol’s access control systems for business can be integrated with CCTV, intrusion detection, and fire alarm systems for all-around protection. Whatever security solution you need, Sonitrol can find a customized security solution and access control system to suit it.
Contact Sonitrol for Business Access Control Systems
If you’re looking to increase security in your business, or find new ways to improve your access control systems, contact Sonitrol. We can help ensure your access control systems are being used effectively to protect your business and employees.
For the latest technology in access control systems and the security company with the fastest police response time, contact Sonitrol. Let us keep your business safe!