Using security measures such as employee ID cards or fobs provides employee identification unique to its owner. This system can be used in buildings or warehouses of all kinds and sizes. Additionally, facilities such as a government office or hospital can employ the system to grant access or eliminate access to specific employees and areas where sensitive information may be stored. If security measures such as these are implemented, you increase your security tremendously and lessen the chances of a security breach.
Benefits of a Managed Access System
Leaving points of entry open and secured only by lock can leave your business and employees vulnerable. Without monitoring who may be coming and going during business hours, you leave a lot of room for criminal activity to occur. Besides granting and denying access, a managed access system can offer many security benefits.
Here are just a few benefits of employing Sonitrol’s Managed Access System:
- Prevent Unauthorized Entry. Whether its unwanted solicitation or a possible criminal, stopping them at the entry point is the first step in preventing a crime. The entrance-way security will likely deter a criminal who may feel watched and the solicitor will likely stay away. Preventing unwanted visitors curbs the vulnerability of your business and employees. Additionally, this allows you to secure areas and grant access to essential people if you are storing sensitive information.
- Prevent Easy Theft. Whether internal or external, theft is, unfortunately, prevalent within businesses. “Easy Theft” is when an opportunity presents low-risk-high-reward to the criminal. Eliminating access to your facility during closed or holiday hours greatly reduces the chances of a burglary.
- Emergency Control. In the event of an emergency situation, you are able to trigger emergency security measures such as denying all access in or out of a building, preventing further entry by a criminal or a group of criminals. If you don’t already have a plan in place for emergency situations, download Sonitrol’s Emergency Preparedness Plan to display in your breakroom for employees to see.
A managed access system requires no technology skillset. It’s as simple as the flick of a wrist for entry or exit. Using this system allows you, as a business owner, to control who is able to access your building during any given time of day. If your managed access system needs an upgrade or you are interested in the product, contact Sonitrol Security for a free business security assessment for recommendations for your business’ security.