A huge percentage of companies will install access control systems on their premises and these are arguably one of the most popular security systems on the market today. As the name suggests, access control systems enable you to control who is able to pass through a secure point on your premises and they are incredibly effective in preventing the unauthorised access of both vehicles and pedestrians on private land.
When installing a business access control system, there is a lot to think about in order to design a system that meets all of your individual needs as they are such a versatile and flexible security solution. One thing that all companies will need to consider is where their secure points are going to be and where they’re going to install their access control readers. To give you some inspiration in this regard, below are some of the most commonly chosen locations.
Almost all companies will choose to install their business access control system on the automatic doors at the entrance of their building. When doing so, no one unauthorised will be able to even enter their building and this can significantly increase the safety and security of their employees. Whether the reader is installed on swing doors, sliding doors or even revolving doors, it will enable you to control who is able to access your building and when.
Sometimes, companies will also want to install access control readers on various different internal doors too and this is particularly common in very big commercial buildings. When not all employees need to have access to all areas, business access control systems will help you to prevent them from freely moving around the building. This can be really useful when you have rooms with hazardous materials or confidential documents.
Car park barriers
A lot of the time, when companies have a private car park, they will also install their business access control system on the automatic barriers at the entrance to this car park. This helps to prevent anyone who isn’t an employee or a legitimate visitor from using their car park without permission which can be incredibly useful. Often, having an access control reader here will help to prevent damage being caused to vehicles kept on-site too.
Similarly to automatic barriers, many companies will choose to install access control readers on their automatic gates too. This works really well on premises where there is limited vehicle access and it will ensure that only authorised vehicles are coming onto the site at times when they’re allowed to. This type of perimeter security will help to keep everyone outside working on your premises safe throughout the day.
It isn’t uncommon for companies to have turnstiles inside their building, often in the reception area, and many will install their business access control system on these turnstiles too. Not only will this provide greater control over who is passing through the turnstiles, but it can also provide useful information like an accurate and verifiable count of attendance too. Having access control readers on turnstiles is often really convenient for companies as well.
Just like turnstiles, companies will install access control readers on the speed gates in their reception area too and this can prevent the need for security staff manually operating the speed gates. Again, like all of the other locations above, speed gates can be controlled using a wide range of access control, including common forms like; proximity fobs, swipe cards, barcode scanners, biometrics, tokens and tickets too.
Installing business access control systems
There really is no denying that business access control systems are a brilliant investment to make and there are so many different ways that this singular system can benefit your company. Now that you’re aware of the various locations that you can install your access control readers, you can take some time to think about which locations would be most suitable for your bespoke system, ensuring that once installed, it is able to meet all of your requirements.
When wanting to install a business access control system at your premises, be sure to contact us here at the EA Group. We have experience designing, installing and maintaining numerous different types of access control systems, and you can rely on us to supply you with a system that is perfect for your company. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to ensure that their required levels of security are met and we will go above and beyond to ensure that you’re satisfied with the end result. We look forward to hearing from you.