If you own and operate a business, it is imperative to have a quality access control system of some kind, professionally installed by a legitimate security vendor to ensure accuracy and longevity. This article will help you understand the best door access control systems.

But different businesses have different needs, based on their size, structure, and activity level.

When determining the best door access control systems for your organization, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Scope: Do you need coverage for one door – or 20? This may be the first and most important question to ask yourself and then address with your security vendor. For multi-location needs, networked access control is the key. Not only does it allow for immense scalability, but it also streamlines communication between your properties. For small businesses with straightforward entry and exit, a standalone controller can link up to two doors, while giving you the same cloud-based benefits of more intricate systems.

It’s important to remember that entries and exits aren’t the only doors you need to worry about, however. For larger commercial structures, you will want to consider and/or establish access controls for elevators, turnstiles, and even parking garages.

  • Cloud convenience: Cloud-connected access control systems allow business owners to control one door or 100. With the cloud, you can manage multiple locations and readers at the same time, while accessing data and detailed logs in real-time. Any internet-connected device becomes an “office on the go,” allowing you to grant authorizations on the fly and arm doors remotely.
  • Workplace changes: Sometimes, installing the best door access control systems has less to do with the size of your business, and instead depends more on internal changes to your protocols and/or staff. If you’ve recently experienced some tumultuous turnover – changing the locks might be on your to-do list. Be sure to install quality access control on your main entrance and for any high-traffic areas in your business. This will help you to keep a close eye on deliveries and vendor access and ensure that those entering your business are those who are fully authorized.

Strategy is integral when determining the best door access control systems for your business. A trusted security vendor will be able to help you select the course of action that maximizes safety for your property and people.

Secom can seamlessly integrate cloud-based access control systems with other legacy security measures (including smart lighting and thermostat systems), no matter the size of your business, or the scope of your project. Forget perimeter keys and costly rekeying practices and reduce the risk of vulnerability and theft in your business. Contact us today to learn more.