Why Business Owners Prefer To Use Access Control Systems
Smart business owners opt for an access control system so they have 100 percent control over who enters any part of their building at any time. Well-configured systems can be set up to specify the names of personnel who are allowed to use one or more of the building’s rooms based on security clearances, job title, assigned duties, or anything else. The main point is expressed in the word “control.”
As the owner, you have the final say over how and when any individual or group of individuals can gain access to an entire building, designated areas within the building, certain floors, or even file cabinets or safes that hold sensitive data. Companies that have an access control system in place enjoy enhanced security and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no unapproved person can gain entry to a place where they should not be.
Businesses hire experts like Red Rocks Locksmith for access control installation when they want the job done right. In the past, companies with multiple employees faced the common question, “Who should get a key?” With expertly installed access control, you need never face that dilemma again. That’s because you can allow each worker only as much access as they need to have, around the clock.
Additionally, company owners opt for access control systems because they often prefer electronic, magnetic, or other kinds of high-tech entry approval instead of old-fashioned, clunky metal keys. Red Rocks Locksmith is happy to provide the complete range of access control installation for your property, no matter how large or small the job.
The Main Types of Access Control Systems
All-access control systems are unique. In fact, that’s one of their main advantages. But, no matter what type of system you choose, it will only be as good as the professionals who put it in. That’s why access control installation is actually as or more important than the type of system you choose.
Here’s a little bit about the three main system types and what each one consists of:
- DAC, or Discretionary Access Control: The “discretion” in this arrangement means that the owner has full discretion to decide who has each level of access at any time. This kind of system works best for smaller organizations where the owner prefers to “hold the keys” to each employee’s level of access. Of course, DAC becomes rather inefficient when you have lots of employees and many thousands of square feet of property.
- MAC, or Managed Access Control: Sometimes called “mandatory” access control, MAC is used in super-high security situations. Even the military and prison systems use MAC. It allows only a trusted administrator to make decisions about who gets into specific locations, usually based on job titles and security clearances. If your company deals in extremely sensitive data or high-value asset storage, MAC is the way to go.
- RBAC, or Role-Based Access Control: RBAC makes sense for companies that prefer to allow access to particular areas based on job titles alone, no the person’s name, years with the company, relationship to the owners, or anything else. Many corporations use this setup because it makes practical sense. For instance, all “maintenance” personnel have access to the same areas of the building. “Accountants” might only be able to gain entry to offices spaces and file rooms. Or, “managers” could have full access to the entire building.
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Whatever kind of office or business environment you have, we can arrive promptly and get to work with the type of access control installation you need. Our teams proudly serve the entire Denver Metro area, including dozens of surrounding communities, including Arvada, Boulder, Littleton, Englewood, Longmont, Broomfield, Westminster, Superior, Louisville, Niwot, Lafayette, Gunbarrel, and many more.
And don’t worry if you’re not sure what kind of systems you need. The Red Rocks Locksmith team has installed, serviced, and dealt with the entire line of products and systems related to access control, including biometric, magnetic, mechanical, and card-based methods. We’ll be happy to listen to all your security concerns and help you decide which kind and level of system is most appropriate for your building.
Owners sometimes need to control both employee and customer access within their buildings, have a pass-card system for hundreds or workers, or use high-tech lock units on security doors that read fingerprints, irises, or individual voices. The beauty of access control is that you decide exactly how much security you need. Some small organizations, for example, simply issue key cards to workers that record the time of entry and exit. Others, of course, opt for complex systems that utilize biometric data, tiered permission, and time-restricted access.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is access control?
As the name implies, it’s a security system that allows property owners to set specific controls on the people who can gain entry to each part of a building. Typically, access control systems utilize sophisticated locks and various kinds of keys, including magnetic and biometric versions.
What is the main purpose of access control?
Owners who seek to protect their assets use access control. It’s the best way to know that no unauthorized persons are able to enter places where they should not be. You don’t want the janitorial staff to have access to the room where computer servers are stores, for example.
How does access control system work?
Each employee is given a key, access card, or can use biometric data as a form of access through designated entryways. In some systems, each worker has a plastic, magnetized card-key that only lets them enter areas where they need to be, and nowhere else. Other arrangements use iris or fingerprint readers to allow, or bar, certain workers from particular areas or rooms.
What is the best access control system?
The best system is the one that suits your company’s needs. If you only have 10 employees, there’s probably no need for iris-readers and high-tech smart locks on every door. That’s why it’s imperative to speak with the professionals at Red Rocks Locksmith to find out which systems are ideal for your company. There’s no reason to pay too much for super-high-security devices when you only want or need a few magnetic cards and smart locks that can read them.
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