The new year is the perfect time to enhance the security of your business by upgrading your existing access control system. As a commercial building owner, you are likely concerned about who has access to your building at any given time. Access control systems provide access to those who should be in the building and keep those who shouldn’t be out. These electronic systems typically use key cards to control building access while allowing you to track who enters and exits. With the ability to restrict or limit access remotely, you can keep unwanted guests and disgruntled employees out while allowing contractors and other vendors in.
Keeping your system up to date with the latest advancements in commercial security is important for ensuring that your business is well protected. Access control technology is constantly evolving, and the best way to protect your building is to keep up with the latest advancements.
WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE YOUR ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
There are several reasons why you should consider upgrading your access control system in the new year.
Malfunctioning System – If your access control system is malfunctioning, it may not work correctly when you need it to. Past that, it’s usually more expensive to repair a broken system than to maintain and update a working system.
Missing Key Cards – If you have a large number of key cards that are missing, it may be time to upgrade the system to ensure every employee has access to a key card.
Outdated Software and Equipment – Technology is constantly changing and evolving. New features may help to make an access control system more secure or technologically sound.
Rapidly Expanding Company – The cost of installing an access control system typically scales based on the number of employees that you have. If your business is growing, it’s more affordable to update your system sooner rather than later.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, ADVANCED PROTECTION
Access control technology evolves rapidly, meaning that you might be missing out on features that could benefit your business. Some of those new features include:
Better Security – Old key cards can easily be cloned with equipment that is readily available online, making it relatively simple for hackers to enter your building. This allows hackers the ability to enter your building. Newer cards have better security features to protect against the newest forms of hacking.
Integration Options – Newer access control systems allow you to integrate more than just door access with your system. Newer systems allow for remote control of security cameras, voice-activated security controls or even connect lighting features to the card, allowing someone to shut the lights off or turn them on in their office when they enter or leave the building.
Newer Access Credentials – Newer systems give you more control over who can access what with their key card.. You can more accurately track who enters and leaves the building and at what time with the key cards. With the ability to disable cards faster and remotely, you can protect your business if a card is lost or an employee is terminated.
We strongly advise you not to try updating your access control system without the help of a trained professional. Having an experienced commercial locksmith on your side who specializes in the installation, repair and maintenance of advanced access control systems is key to proper protection. Here at The Flying Locksmiths, we can help you with all of your commercial access control system needs. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help make 2019 a more secure year.