Whatever your business size, building security

Thursday, 24th September, 2015

Organisations small, medium or large understand the power that technology brings to the effective management of their businesses. These organisations also understand the increasing importance of building security.. For larger organisations it can be a challenge to know who is entering your premises, when and where they go. Organisations can no longer afford not to monitor access to their buildings, not only to ensure employee safety but also to protect valuable assets and financial information in a manageable way..

Locks and Keys

Locks and keys are still used by many companies, and whilst they allow you to secure your building they can be problematical to manage. When keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable. Keys are easy to copy, creating even more security risks.

Having an access control solution in place means that you will never have to change a lock again! Instead you have ID cards or fobs as keys that allow users access only through doors which they have been assigned rights to go through, and these ID cards or fobs are easily barred from the system if they are lost, stolen or if the member of staff leaves the company.

Belongings and assets

Not only are locks and keys hard to manager, as a company you will also have valuable assets and staff belongings that need protecting too. It is common for some buildings to not always be totally secure throughout the working day and that door locks are left open in places such as entrances, staff rooms, server rooms or electrical cupboards for example. This opens up the possibility of theft and damage… An electronic access control system will stop this and provide the most efficient and convenient way of securing not only your building but assets too.

What else access control solution can offer

AIT’s access control solution also provides you with a full date and time stamped audit trail to show where each individual has been within the building.

The solution can be programmed to integrate with the databases or applications you may already use, meaning you can allow users/employees to be able to book certain conference rooms using their ID card with an online booking system. We can also integrate with fire alarms, so that if the fire alarm sounds, all doors are automatically opened, it can  integrate with your CCTV system, ensuring that we can easily capture false entry attempts to your organisation.

Access Rights

Access control offers flexible control over users’ access rights. For example all staff can gain access through the main door, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there.

At night, an access control solution working alongside other systems such as CCTV and alarms can deter criminal and unwelcome persons. This sends a strong message that you take security seriously and as a company have taken important steps to minimise any harmful effects.

The solution can simplify the building management process and associated overheads in your organisation by easily integrating with 3rd party databases, there will no longer be several different systems for everything you wish to control and monitor, it is all controlled with one card from one central system.

Access control has become important for every business and we’re here to help you start that journey to a safer environment! For more information about how we can help your organisation call us on 0113 273 0300 or email our solutions department solutions@ait.co.uk