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March Maintenance: Access Control & Business Security Tips

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ACCESS CONTROL TIPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR BUSINESS

Our mission is to help you get the most out of your security system so that you can have peace of mind when running your business. Follow the tips below to improve your company’s safety and take your security to the next level.

TIPS FOR DOOR SECURITY

Keypads & Card Access
Use a keypad or card access to reduce the likelihood that locks will be bypassed physically.
Make sure that any registered master key holders are properly trained and keep the number of master key holders to a minimum.

Intercom Systems
Use an intercom system to communicate with guests prior to allowing them access to any secure areas. This process allows for additional verification, especially if your intercom system is equipped with video.

Lighting & Cameras
Light your doorways as best you can. Keeping locked doors illuminated makes it more difficult to approach the building undetected and break in.
Use cameras where applicable to keep an eye on your doors, as well as the hallways immediately inside exterior doors. You should also consider adding an alarm for after-hours security.

TIPS FOR INTERIOR SECURITY

In addition to tactics that can secure the entrances and exits, many businesses benefit from secure access control inside their building itself. To help keep your confidential projects secure and to ensure that visitors do not accidentally find themselves wandering into restricted areas, try these tips.

Keycard Access
Implement keycard access inside the building to control access to high-security areas, especially areas with technological vulnerabilities like server farms.

Interior Cameras
Use interior cameras to monitor any doors or checkpoints that safeguard those confidential areas.

Monitor Non-Employee Foot Traffic
Use escorts and visitors’ passes to ensure that guests in the building find their way without worrying about their access to confidential information.

WORKING WITH A SECURITY COMPANY

If you are wondering how many of these tips apply to your business and what you need to be prepared to deal with as your company grows, contact The Flying Locksmiths. We can help with estimates, security assessments, and provide additional resources that you and your business need to be as secure as possible.