When trying to deploy a security system, you will naturally come up with alarms and cameras. But another aspect is as effective as other security that you’ve never heard of or thought of. It is a room entry and exit management system. This setting ensures that only individuals with the correct qualifications are permitted to enter or leave the building or a particular room. Access control solutions are especially useful for commercial facilities. Millennium Fire & Security is ready to deliver everything you need to deploy and maintain your access control system.
What buildings, rooms, and businesses will benefit from a room access control system? The answer is “all,” but here are some specific examples. Read on to learn about the four areas and businesses where you can take advantage of the access control system.
1. Building Doorways
Safety is a top priority today, and the safety net extends to parking lots and even the entrances and exits of buildings. Access control can be covered to every corner of a company’s premises through security gates and communication terminals. A common barrier arm, the vehicle gate operator, comes in various models to meet specific security needs in commercial or industrial parking lots. These gates can be controlled through a globally controlled access control system or a toll tag reader placed strategically.
2. File Room and Human Resources
If you store personnel records, medical records, or important corporate financial documents in the Human Resources department or file room, the room must be protected by an access control device. It prevents data breaches and ensures that only those employees authorized to manage this critical data have access. This method is particularly practical for firms that comply with HIPAA health data regulations, such as hospitals, clinics, and health insurance companies.
3. Server Room
In an age of data breaches and associated accountability, managing access to critical infrastructures such as server rooms and data management centers is critical. Therefore, the permission level for individual users controlled by a web-based access control system is important. Developers do not need the same level of access as IT managers to access the server room. Access card permissions for developers can be managed from your computer. If a developer needs special permission, they can temporarily grant permission without losing a physical key or being present to grant access.
Businesses that process or store payment processing information, such as banks and insurance companies, are subject to PCI compliance requirements. Other businesses, such as SaaS and data centers, have cybersecurity measures to comply with physical access control to the computers that store the data.
4. Office Suite and Co-working Space
In today’s economic climate, many companies are using shared office space or large co-working environments to reduce the overhead of owning and maintaining real estate. Owners of such large shared office buildings need to manage traffic flow in and out of the building and limit residents’ access to individual suites and areas within the building. In such a space, the turnover of tenants is intense, so it is not efficient to re-lock the door every time a new tenant enters, and it does not last long economically. With a key card reader, lock hardware (such as door keypads), or biometric scanners, access to office space, bathrooms, maintenance closets, or building entrances can be restricted to those authorized to enter the premises, reducing liability and unauthorized resource use.
5. Hotels and Apartments
Complex facilities such as hotels and apartments are among the most straightforward options for entry and exit management systems, and people want to know that their home is safe and secure. As with other areas, you can monitor and evaluate areas on and off the premises with hardware such as gates, lock pads, card readers, and CCTV systems and software to monitor area access.
Physical installation is relatively simple. Managers should choose a trusted installation provider, such as Sesamsec, who will do it all. Other articles on this academy page delve deeper into specific electronics of controllers, readers, and locks. Essentially, the installer will place the controller in an IT closer or safe location, wire the relevant door through the wall, install an electrical lock (if not already present) in the door, and install a Kisi reader next to the door. The wiring is inside the walls, so it’s unobtrusive, creating a smooth and beautiful office.
But overall, the purpose is clear. Users should be looking to ensure the safety of servers, critical data, and high-value assets, such as all electronic devices such as computers and screens. In general, you need to manage access to sensitive areas such as entrance doors, public area entrances, and server rooms in the office.
Suppose you want to automate multiple entries and exit points. In that case, it is recommended you use a centralized entry and exit system that allows you to specify an almost unlimited number of authorized persons. In the case of a centralized management system, all access points can be programmed from a central server computer, and the servers can be accessed from anywhere in the world as needed. When the access point is disconnected from the server, the access device continues to operate offline, but access rights cannot be programmed or configured.