If you have been keeping up with our current blog series on security of the Cannabis Industry, than you know of the risks and uncertainties that are associated with the industry. That is why it is best to limit and manage access within your business. In one of our recent posts, we discussed the need for panic buttons in time of failed security, leading to thefts both internally and externally at your business. Today we want to share why access control is so beneficial to the safety of your employees, product, and business as a whole.
The main objective of installing this system into your dispensary is to protect your product and restrict unauthorized people from entering physical places inside of your business. By implementing an access control management system from Sonitrol Security, you will be able to:
- Secure your products.
- Ensure the safety of all employees.
- Stay protected from litigation of the inability to keep your customers/employees safe.
- Eliminate the use of mechanical keys.
- Protect your data easier and faster.
- Have peace of mind that the theft rate will be decreased.
Benefits of This Sonitrol System
As we mentioned above, one of the benefits of having access control in your dispensary is protecting your employees and yourself as a business owner. Access control promotes employee safety by limiting unauthorized personnel or intruders from coming inside. Another benefit is securing your products, which grants only authorized personnel from coming in contact with certain assets and maintaining high level security at all times.
An automated access control system will eliminate the needs for mechanical keys, reducing the need to make copies, recover lost keys, and even carrying them on you for security purposes. When an employee moves on to another job, you can save money on re-keying by simply ordering another access card. Data security is another huge win with an access control system, which we delved into in this blog. Lastly, a key benefit of having access control inside of your facility is having an accurate audit of incidents, access, and action- easily allowing you to see when, where, and how things occur.
Sonitrol’s Managed Access Control System
Our managed access control system will be aware of any movement occurring inside your building, restrict access to certain people/times to your products, and save you money from buying expensive locks. You can control your activity 24-hours a day from our central office through security professionals- meaning you will never go a second without being protected.
We can track your employees, visitors, and outside personnel as well as their use of your facility at any given time. In addition, our managed access control system manages HVAC, elevators, and lighting systems too. Anytime that you request an outline of opening and closing times, employee attendance, or access to all of the areas of your facility- we will provide them right away. We understand the importance of feeling secure and our job is to make you and your business as protected as possible.
Some of the basic access control components include:
- #1: the Access control system itself.
- Access readers.
- A Database Server for recording collected data.
- A Real-time clock.
- Supervised points of entrance/exit.
A few other items that we have mentioned previously in our blogs to increase your dispensary’s security efforts include:
- Business Security Camera System
- Audio Detection/Video Monitoring
- Panic Buttons
- Fire Alarm System
- An Effective Storage System (Here’s a case study of a trusted storage product used by local cannabis cultivators)
We hope this blog has given you all the main reasons why access control is so important, especially in a sensitive industry such as the Cannabis industry. If you are ready to install your own managed system into your dispensary or business, Sonitrol is ready to help! Contact us now to get started on the road to safety.