Prevention of Unauthorized Access
One of the most significant benefits of an access control system is its ability to prevent unauthorized access. Traditional lock-and-key systems can easily be compromised, as keys can be copied or lost, or locks can be picked.
In contrast, access control systems use electronic key fobs, cards, or biometric scanners, which are much more difficult to duplicate or steal. This means that only authorized individuals can enter a property or specific areas within a property, reducing the risk of theft, vandalism, or other security breaches.
Monitoring of Building Access
Access control systems also allow for the monitoring of building access. This means that property managers can track who enters and exits the property or specific areas within the property. This means that unauthorized individuals cannot gain access to sensitive areas, such as server rooms, equipment rooms, and other restricted areas.
In the case of an emergency, this information can be invaluable in helping first responders locate individuals who may be in danger. Additionally, by monitoring building access, property managers can identify any patterns of suspicious behavior and take appropriate action to prevent security threats.
Integration with Security Cameras
Access control systems can also be integrated with other security systems, such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems. This allows property managers to monitor and respond to security threats in real time, increasing the overall security of the property.
In the event of a security breach or other incident, this footage can be used as evidence to identify and prosecute any individuals involved. Additionally, the presence of security cameras can serve as a deterrent to would-be criminals, further enhancing the security of the property.