Benefits of Commercial Access Control

Benefits of Commercial Access Control

May 09, 2018 at 11:12 AM

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If you’re a commercial business looking to keep your property safe, there’s no reason you shouldn’t consider investing in an access control system. 

Businesses with less than 10 staff members may get by with simple lock and key access, but such simple setups leave room for more security breaches than you may think.

Commercial access control reduces security risks and produces fewer strains on a facilities department. No matter your industry, you likely have areas that not all employees need to access. 

Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons to implement access control for your business. 

1. Increase Employees Safety

The biggest reason to install access control is that it helps keep your staff members safe. And when you create a safe work environment, both the employee and employer benefit. 

2. Manage Unauthorized Access

No one is fond of discussing internal theft but it can happen. According to The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, employee theft currently accounts for up to 7% of annual revenues. If you are a smaller business with an employee who steals, you’ll be taking quite the hit. 

With commercial access control, you don’t even have to worry about internal theft. You’ll control who has access to the areas of your building, warehouse, or office. You’ll also have the ability to grant limited access to high risk or high stock areas without increasing your risk of theft. 

3. Keep Track of Visitors and Stay Organized

Using an access control system is an effective way to enhance security, but it also manages the traffic flow of your property. Your system will log and record who is accessing your property at any given time. You’ll even have the opportunity to review it later if necessary.

Most commercial access control systems generate reports that show you who accessed what areas and at what time. This audit trail helps you manage the attendance and time records of your employees. 

4. Ditch the Keys for Good

Using badges, buttons, or fingerprints is so much easier than dealing with keys, right?

Your property will be safer and you won’t have to worry about your employees losing keys, not turning them in if they leave the company, or stressing over key reproductions. 

5. Set Up Your Own Schedule

Access control is all about reducing your exposure risk, which means most systems on the market give you the ability to create your own schedules. 

If you want to give your employees access to the building only during the hours of nine and five, you can get this up. Want to ensure the building is closed to anyone on Sundays? That’s within your power too. 

To create your own customized security schedule, speak to a team of security experts such as Hawkeye Communication. 

6. Enjoy Remote Access

In today’s world, we expect to have access to our security systems no matter where we are. Whenever you need to grant access to a technician, contractor, or staff member, you can do so without having to be on-site. 

Hawkeye Communication specializes in commercial security. We’re a locally owned and operated business that helps you create the safe work environment you deserve. We happily serve commercial businesses in the Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City areas. Give us a call today to discuss your access control and security needs and we’ll create a custom system for you.