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Access Control: A Host of Commercial Benefits

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, January 27, 2021

To reap the benefits of access control, one needs to select a great system. A system built on open standards can integrate with an extensive range of other technologies, from wireless locks to biometric readers and video monitoring.

FREMONT, CA: The fundamental reason for establishing an access control system is to secure physical access to the buildings or sites. Businesses want to control and log who is entering which area and when. But choosing the right system is vital, and the access control benefits can stretch far beyond protecting people, places, and assets.

Below are some benefits of access control.

Shield Processes, Data, And Business Continuity

It is reasonable to think of physical security first when considering access control, but what about protecting the business processes and critical data? One of the many benefits of access control is in helping to ensure business continuity. For example, it can prevent the business’s logistics from disrupting and sensitive data leakage, both of which can have disastrous outcomes for the turnover and reputation.

One can also use the access control system to optimize business processes. When linked to other systems, like the human resource database, it can help reduce administration dramatically; the information only requires to be entered once, and then it is updated automatically.

Maximize Space

In addition to protecting the buildings, another valuable benefit of an access control system is that it can help businesses use them more efficiently. For example, the access control system may reveal that a building is tranquil on Mondays or the last week of each month. With this data, one may only open some floors during the period when it is quiet or can operate with a smaller space altogether.

Open and Flexible System

To reap the benefits of access control, one needs to select a great system. A system built on open standards can integrate with an extensive range of other technologies, from wireless locks to biometric readers and video monitoring. Additionally, a flexible access control system gives one a myriad of possibilities for tailoring their design to specific needs. It enables businesses to remain compliant with global or regulatory policies while familiarizing each site to local requirements.

Access Control That Can Grow and Change with Business

One would expect a sound access control system to last at least ten years, so this ability to flex and scale to suit the future needs is crucial. With an efficient system, one can start small and expand the network and its functionality gradually. The hardware employed is the same for large and small firms, and the pricing and architecture are designed to scale with the needs.

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