Having building access control systems in place can have many benefits. You can more thoroughly understand who has access to your property through the tracking of the access control system and you can keep out those who might seek to disrupt your organisation with theft or other poor behavior.
But how can you make sure that your commercial building access control systems are up to scratch? Here are three ways you can improve them.
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1. Evaluate Your Current Access Control System
Before you do anything else, take a look at your current access control system as it stands. Perform a thorough audit and assess what the exact purpose of your system is. This means reflecting back on what its purpose was originally and thinking about whether that has changed. Is your current system still performing and fulfilling its purpose well or is it time for something new?
2. Ensure The Right People Have Access
The human element is perhaps the most important factor in any assessment, and your system could be perfect... but if you aren’t regularly removing active cards, this could become an issue. When someone no longer requires access, their card should be removed from the system or changed to suit a new person. This avoids any confusion as to who is actively accessing the system and whose permissions are no longer necessary.
3. Upgrade Your Technology
Of course, the simplest step you can take is to ensure you're regularly looking at your system, checking it for problems and knowing that one day you may need to update and even replace it. Technology is one of the fastest moving things on earth and an access control system should be examined and updated at least every ten years. This isn't a one- time investment, and you'll need to check that it's up to date in order to get the best performance.
How IC2 CCTV Can Help
If you have an access control system and you want to make sure that your commercial property is as protected as possible, then get in touch with IC2. Our Access Control Systems can help you to keep track of who has access to your building at any given time. We make cleansing former employees or visitors easier and create a simpler approach to access control system maintenance. Let us know how we can help you.