Investment in access control makes for a safer tomorrow

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

In recent years security breaches and incidents in the educational environment has changed the way physical security is tackled and led institutions to seek out the best solutions possible to safeguard their students, staff and buildings.

Access control allows you to secure exits and entrances, control these so that only the right people with the right access gain entry.

Over and above this there are other benefits to be realised. Think about how much money you spend on replacing lost or stolen keys and the locks associated with them. All this money is saved with an access control solution as lost or stolen cards, instead of keys, can simply be blocked and replaced instantaneously. No locks are keys need replacing.  

By investing in an access control solution you are protecting your organisation, not only the people in it but your business assets too.  By controlling who goes where and when you are reducing the threat of opportunist theft or indeed a more planned crime. Add in deploying and integrating a CCTV solution with your access control system, your security is further enhanced, you not only know where people are but you can see them too. This also has the benefit of helping reduce your insurance costs.

Access control brings an improved level of accountability, so you no longer need to worry about who has what keys or spend time try to get people to return them. You now benefit from a real-time and complete audit trial. This makes each individual accountable for where they are, where they try to go and when they last used their ID card. As an organisation you are able to limit specific cards to certain areas and at certain times of the day, this level of control ensures that people only access where they should and are kept away of anywhere they shouldn’t be.

By investing in a state-of-the-art security system you are sending clear signals that you are serious about protecting staff, students and your buildings and in this day and age this is very reassuring, at the end of the day everyone wants to feel safe in their place of work or study.

So if you’re looking for a solution that improves your security and gives you peace of mind, investing in access control and CCTV is the right thing to do. If you would like to find out more about how AIT can help click here. Alternatively you can give us a call on 0113 273 0300.