Access control is a highly effective method of protecting your business by allowing only authorized users access to certain areas. This can be both your physical building and network or website access, depending on the type of business you run. There are different types of access control, which can take the form of key cards, passwords, turnstiles, or even fingerprint scanners. The best access control will depend on what you are trying to protect. Here are some considerations for choosing the appropriate access control for your business:
- What is the size of your business? A small business or single office inside a commercial building will only need a simple access control system, whereas a large warehouse or business with multiple departments may benefit from a system with more specific permissions. If you need to restrict which doors different users can access, opting for role-based access control will allow you to limit access to high-security areas of your business to the people who actually need to be there.
- Does your business have multiple buildings? You may have employees who should only have access to one building, those who work across different buildings, and some who need access to all properties. Opting for an integrated access control system will allow you to grant permissions to users who need access to different buildings or areas.
- What is your budget? Access control systems come with a wide range of features, upgrades and capabilities, which can impact the cost. Decide what you would like to invest in to help determine what would best suit your needs. The type of credentials used for access control, such as pin codes, key cards, key fobs, and biometrics, will also play a factor in the overall cost of the system.
Access control systems will allow you to tailor your business security to best suit what kind of protection it needs. Contact us at Carolina Security Technologies today to discuss how you can implement access control for your business.