By Bill Hogan
Access control is now affordable even for your smallest locations.
Whether you are running a small business office, doctors office, coffee shop or retail store, it’s important to ensure that you protect staff and assets. While for some this may mean simply locking the front door at night with a key, the introduction of new technology at a lower price points now means that every business can afford the cost of access control today.
For example, in recent years manufacturers have introduced more technologies in support of the small access control market, with systems designed for the one to four door customer. This means that for property managers they can save both time and money by implementing access control.
With a card-based system, the small business can use a proximity card and reader system that allows them to issue an access control card to employees. This can be an ideal approach for a business with multiple locations where they want someone to have access to more than one location. Using a proximity card to access the building also cuts down on re-key costs when an employee leaves.
Another cost effective option is to install a keypad system on the exterior of an office door. When an office manager enters his pin number, it can unlock the door for the day and also provide a report on the open and close times of that location. This information can be accessed remotelyby the retail manager to lock and unlock the door, for example.
In addition, with a keypad-based system the administratorof the system can issue multiple pin numbers to employees, so that each person has a unique pin. That pin number can be easily deactivated if the employee no longer works at that location.
Whichever approach you decide to take there are many access control systems from which to choose from that are technologically advanced yet affordable. Installing an access control system is s an investment worth making in your business.