Access Control Systems and Staff

Many businesses these days are no longer satisfied with their security comprising of simply alarmed doors and a few security cameras. With competition being fierce inside any industry, it can often be an intelligent idea to keep an eye on your own employees as well as outsiders. Access control systems are a way to bump […]

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Many businesses these days are no longer satisfied with their security comprising of simply alarmed doors and a few security cameras. With competition being fierce inside any industry, it can often be an intelligent idea to keep an eye on your own employees as well as outsiders. Access control systems are a way to bump up your security and enable you to know where people are at specific times of day.

An access control system is a way to control who enters or exits your buildings and premises. The system can include doors, gates, and barriers controlled by telephone or video entries, a computer, or magnetized cards and proximity readers. Whether the system is being installed in an office, a home, an apartment, a hospital, a university, or a hotel, it will make your environment for secure and monitored.

These systems are recommended for any business that needs an audit trail, has employees with varying access privileges, or who has experienced threats due to lost or stolen keys. The audit trail will keep a record, with date and time, of every time a door or lock connected to the system is opened, or has an attempted opening. This can be incredibly helpful for clocking hours, keeping an eye on supplies being used, and knowing if anyone is trying to be somewhere they shouldn’t. In addition, you can program a system or a card to only grant access at certain times or days. If you have a crew coming in every Wednesday evening, there is no reason for them to have access at any other times. And lost keys are a thing of the past when your system is completely computerized. With an access control system, you can delete or renew a credential in just minutes, and with no large additional operating costs.

There are a number of different ways to get into installing and maintaining access control systems. In all cases, you will need a high school diploma. Different technology institutes and online schools offer training programs to receive a certification. Many companies looking to hire access control technicians also want experience in the locksmith trade, to enable you to repair and understand older security systems as well.

Upon becoming an access control technician, the daily duties will generally comprise of the installation, repair and maintenance of electronic and manual locks. The job requires knowledge of previous security systems as well as continuing education to stay informed on what is new in your field. The work can be physically demanding, with a lot of stooping, kneeling and crouching to reach system equipment. You will need excellent vision, or corrective eye ware to make it excellent, and dexterous hands. The hours can often fall outside of the normal business day, so as not to disrupt offices and employees while installing or testing equipment.

The job outlook for the access control field is on the rise, expecting to increase until about 2018. The average wage for an access control technician is usually around $20 an hour, though it can vary greatly from company to company.

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What is Access Control and How can it Serve Your Company?

There are multiple types of Access Control. The basic terminology refers to the controlling or limiting of accessibility to a space or object. In a physical sense this refers most commonly to flow of people into or out of a specific area, (like public transportation turnstiles or presenting a valid driver’s license to enter a […]

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There are multiple types of Access Control. The basic terminology refers to the controlling or limiting of accessibility to a space or object. In a physical sense this refers most commonly to flow of people into or out of a specific area, (like public transportation turnstiles or presenting a valid driver’s license to enter a bar). It is a concept that is understood from an early age. If you don’t know what the secret code word is, you will not be allowed to enter the tree house. As information technology expands, access control is more and more important to keeping information secure and systems operational.

Even if your business is small, it is a good idea to make sure that your physical location applies access control. Whether it be through a security guard who identifies clients and employees, a pin code to be entered at the door, or swipe cards to get in, keeping your physical assets under systemized control is a wise choice. Usually, however the terminology ‘access control’ is applied to information and deals mainly with the computers that you use to run your business. If you use a LAN (Local Area Network) or even broad internet access to connect employees with work and with each other, it is necessary to limit admittance to company sensitive information. By password protecting your computer network, you ensure that only your people can get to your information.

There are also access control systems, that are generally installed by a skilled access control technician or IT professional. These systems can monitor not only who can get in and out, but also what your workers can get to through the network. This keeps employees focused and equipment working toward professional instead of personal tasks. These systems also help to organize what information different sorts of employees can see. While a manager may need to work with payroll or scheduling material it may not be appropriate for others so see that information, and an access control installer can ensure that you have the appropriate organization of the info you use to accomplish business.

Access control systems keep out not only dangerous and intentional threats, like malicious competitors and hackers looking for financial gain, but also hidden menaces. Viruses and other technological bugs are designed to get into your information and reek havoc. An effective access control system can keep such risks at bay, creating a net of protection that bounces back anything unusual or unintentional. Sometimes glitches grow unto themselves in computer live-space and get tangled in your network technology. This is why you need a properly installed access control system within your business telecommunications.

It is also crucial that you apply care when selecting an access control company or professional to work with. They must have a completely relevant knowledge of security technologies and be properly certified and credentialed. Seeking a company that has access control staffing services can help to ensure that the IT professionals who install your access control are trustworthy and can be counted on to keep your business safe.

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