Access control systems are a solid investment towards security and organization’s professional image. It is about authorization – separating employees from the entire public, and labourers from management personnel. It is much more effective in locking out wanderers and burglars than using a door locking system, as keys can be misplaced, forgotten, dropped, and even copied. The system, however, allows entrance only through personal identification, which locks out any unauthorized entry. In today’s security environment – where burglars are growing more sophisticated – it makes sense to integrate access control and CCTV systems. Pairing the two helps generate more useful video data for a security system, as it makes use of IP video cameras, usually used with sophisticated software to perform the video analytics.
Below are benefits of an access control and CCTV system.
1. Increased security – Eliminating non-programmable access devices or untraceable keys provides actual Access Control of who has access to your facility. This provides a paper trail log of entries and transaction logs, as well as time stamped.
2. Pre-set Holiday Schedules – Provides the flexibility to easily pre-program lock/ un-lock times of gates and doors for holidays, cutting down on man-hours. You don’t have to go and manually lock/ un-lock doors.
3. Provides Access levels & time zones – You can program a pool cleaning company, contractor, maid, etc. to have access during a pre-programmed time, with different levels of entry.
4. Instant Lockout – By changing access level, you can deny anyone access to a specific area – instant lock out of certain areas. This eliminates re-keying, which can be expensive.
Therefore, only authorized employees would have access to the building. Access control systems also protect confidential information from spreading. Having no system in place opens your business premise to espionage. Moreover, the new technology allows the use of bar codes, smart cards, magnetic stripes, digital cameras, and biometrics to enhance security.