As a business owner, it is part of your job to ensure the safety of your employees and property. Access control systems are a great way to do this and are a key part of a commercial building’s physical security system.

Access control systems can not only provide controlled building access, but also offer employee tracking, security badge options, as well as many other types of monitoring. This type of system can be used to automate employee attendance and time as well.

Whether you are revamping your existing system or having a new access control system installed, here are a few of the top things to remember and best practices to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to consider not only your current needs, but also your future technical needs. If you are upgrading your existing system, do not merely remove and replace it while keeping the same general setup. Use this opportunity to reassess your security needs and consider new options that have been made available by new technology. Also, remember to discuss possible future options with your security professional.
  • Keep up with the newest innovations. A web-based or cloud-based system can be integrated into your company’s IT network, allowing you to securely manage the system from any device that has an internet connection. These types of systems can also easily grow with your company without replacing any hardware.
  • Access control systems can actually help business owners cut down on labor costs by allowing for the management of multiple facilities from a single location. This means that an employee would not be required to monitor each and every site.
  • Train your employees so that they know how to properly use the system. People can be the weakest link when it comes to any kind of security, putting both other employees and property at risk. Training can help prevent costly mistakes that could have been prevented.

Access control systems are an excellent way to protect your business and employees. At A Total Solution, Inc., we service, monitor, repair, and install 79% of all of the life and safety security brands currently on the market. To learn more about access control systems, contact the security experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today!