Access Control is not only a security solution, much more than just allowing people to access your building, it has evolved to a comprehensive view to creating a happier, productive workplace.
Increase Safety, Security and Productivity
Ensuring that your employees, equipment, and information remain safe is always a top priority.
- Stay in Charge of Your Security
- Know Who is Entering and Exiting your Building
- Control the Environment in Your Building
- Prevent Data Breaches
- Protect your Employees
Employees can misplace keys and keys can be duplicated. Keys can also not tell you anything.
- Record of Every Attempt Made When Opening a Locked Door.
- Specify Entrance Clearances on Particular Days or at Particular Times.
Access control systems come in three varities:
- Location – Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
- Privacy – Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
- Ownership – Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Codes, Credentials and Biometrics
Codes are entered into a keypad entry, while credentials are cards that are inserted, swiped or sensed within proximity to a card reader. Biometrics are enhanced security of fingerprints and retinal scans.
Patterns in the Data
Security systems can be a convenience and also provide data of work patterns that can be interpreted to make improvements to the employee experience.
- When do employees start and finish their work days?
- Where do they work and how do they move about the office/building?
- How frequent do they take breaks?
- Where does much of their time get spent?
- How is the technology used?
With this data, companies can better understand their employees to create a better workplace. Companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20% and happy salespeople close 37% more sales.
The future possibilities: Mixing IoT and Access Control Technology
By 2020, it is estimated that network breaches will affect over 1.5 billion people. 40% of the population have smartphones. It’s the classic security challenge. Security managers need to secure every single device every single time.
The Key is Access Control
The natural evolution of a business’s security, administration and IT is to ensure that only the appropriate people and devices can connect to and access appropriate applications, infrastructure and assets. Once an company achieves total visibility of all devices it can then establish controls that ensure that all devices are authorized.