Most businesses have plenty of people coming and going during the course of a typical day’s operation, but sometimes, it is a good idea to know exactly who is around and even have controls in place to limit access. Have you ever wondered if you should protect your business with access control? Here are a few reasons why it might be a good idea:
- Trade secrets – If your business depends on keeping your trade secrets out of the hands of your competitors, access control is a vital part of doing that. There are obviously more safeguards you need, but at least you can control who comes into your business to keep those with no business being there out.
- Employee security – Some businesses are inherently higher risk, which could make employees a target to someone that wants to hurt the business, make a statement, or retaliate due to a perceived wrong. Access control can cut down on problems tremendously and give the would-be aggressor time to calm down and reconsider their actions.
- Monitor who is present – In an emergency, would you be able to say concretely exactly who is in your building? If there was a fire or some other calamity, it will help rescue workers if you can state at least how many people they need to rescue. With an access control system that logs each person’s identity, you can pull up that information for them. This type of system is also helpful should law enforcement need to know who to question if a crime is committed.