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Physical Access Control: Is It Enough?

Physical Access Control: Is it Enough?

Access control systems are designed to keep people, premises, and data safe, but they also ensure that only authorized individuals can gain entry to certain areas of a building and, by installing an access control system for your business, you now have a better way to monitor who is accessing your facility and the data within your facility, increasing safety for all visitors. From electronic locks to a series of locks within a server rack in a physical data center, access control systems can take various forms, but they all serve the same purpose. But, is physical access control enough?

Physical Access Control and the Safety of Your Business

While the answer to that may depend on the size of your business and building here are a few things you should keep in mind when making a decision about your company’s physical access control system.

Access Control Systems Should be More Than Lock and Key

One of the reasons why access control has maintained its standing at the top of every business owners’ list is the security system’s ability to maintain all-around safety, but they do so in more ways than simply locking a few doors. Access control systems can take various forms, from electronic locks to a series of locks, but they can also take the form of identification swipe cards and PIN numbers, all providing you with high-quality security that can help you in keeping outside intruders from gaining access.

One of the most innovative practices of building security over the last decade, access control systems now provide you with a better way to monitor who is accessing your facility and the data within your facility while also being able to protect that information and increase your protection against a data breach.

Consider Combining Access Control Systems with Video Surveillance

video-and-access-control-padTechnology continues to advance at a pace that few are able to keep up with and business owners can have a difficult time ensuring that their systems are always up-to-date to take advantage of everything it has to offer. All companies are vulnerable to theft and robbery, but the installation of an access control system will prove to be extremely useful due to their ability to work collaboratively with existing systems.

Another reason why physical access control is great is that it can also be paired with your existing security and video surveillance system(s) and can assist in confirming the identity of the visitor attempting to gain entry. By combining your physical access control system with your existing video surveillance system, your entire system now has numerous capabilities that can be managed as such.

How Fully Integrated Security Technology Protects Your Business

Access control systems have proven to be extremely effective security instruments and with their system integration capabilities, they continue to be crucial to modern day-to-day business operations.

With system integration, the entire system has numerous capabilities that are simply not possible with separate, stand-alone systems managed as separate silos with little integration or reciprocal communication.

TED Systems has the ability to integrate fire, security, and communications systems to deliver maximum protection for commercial offices, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, and a variety of other building layouts. Contact us today to find out how you can make your building safer

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