What is a Card Access Control System & Why Do I Need It?

Have you ever wondered how businesses manage the people and vehicles within their premises? It’s called access control and it’s replacing keys and deadbolts throughout New Zealand.

Today we’re going to look at what is access control in detail, as well as discussing why your business may need to incorporate it into your security systems.

So What is Card Access Control?

Card Access control is directly related to the physical access a person or vehicle has to a specific area. It can be enforced by people, such as security guards, or a gate with a key. A fence is also a form of access control. People only get through into an area if they meet with the guard’s approval or have the correct key.

Physical access can be broken down further into who gets in, where can they go and when can they go there. Traditionally this has been done with mechanical keys and door locks. If you don’t have the right key for the door, you can’t go in. The problem is that the key does not provide a record of who uses the door and will allow anyone with the key to enter, even if the key does not belong to them.

In terms of what is access control like in the future, well, the future is already here. Smart businesses have started using access control systems such as the Smartair card access control  system to secure their workplace. This technologically advanced, but simple to operate security system, provides three different security solutions.

  • Stand Alone Entry System – battery powered, secures up to 10 doors and provides secure access for up to 50 users.
  • Update on Card – records who went where and when, batter powered, allows restrictions to be placed for specific times and number of entries.
  • Wireless – provides ability to make instant changes regarding access rights and door functions, real time monitoring and suits buildings requiring different access levels.

Why Should My Business Consider Card Access Control?

Keeping your building, contents, employees and clients or customers safe is paramount in today’s business world. By installing an access control system, you are proactively improving your workplace security and ensuring people can only enter areas they have been preapproved for.

Cutting down on your health and safety risk levels is vital for every business. A card access control system lets you decide who can access specific areas, perfect for restricting entry to areas where chemicals or other dangers lie.

To learn the five signs which show it is time to install such a system, take a read of our article, When Should You Upgrade to a Card Access Control System. For additional information, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your business’ specific requirements. You can call us on 0800 42 55 76.

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