Access control systems are an ideal way of controlling and monitoring the traffic flow of your office or business. This is a system that is connected to every entry point of your business and immediately lets you, or a designated authority, know when and where a breach has occurred in the system. If you are concerned about an employee, this system can show you a report of their activities within the building. You are also able to easily track customers, visitors or guests in your facility and change passwords instantly to revoke access to certain people.
Card based access control security systems required key fobs, access cards or some type of card that must be used to gain access. This kind of system is good for centralized management of access and security auditing. Another type requires a card and information such as a code or password for a level of added security. This type of system works best of a business that has sensitive/secure areas that cannot risk unauthorized personnel gaining access. Biometric access control systems require fingerprints, facial recognition, or retina scans. This is best for high security environments like banks and data centers.
This question is common when a former tenant leaves behind security equipment. If you have recently acquired a new retail or commercial space and the equipment in it, upgrading it or changing altogether depends on how old the system is and if the technology suits your needs. The security system industry is not like that of, for instance the plumbing industry; service requirements, brands, technology and needs change quickly. It is important that it stays up to date. An updated security system is generally good enough but scheduling an assessment with an expert locksmith to ensure the system is wired and functioning properly is a good idea.
There are various outdoor video cameras and DVR security systems that can help you record and monitor outdoor activities in your parking lot, entrances, exits and green spaces. IP cameras are typically the best to use outdoors because they give a high-quality image in the daytime as well as periods of low light.
A security system can benefit from having surveillance cameras installed inside and outside of the building. On the interior, cameras are an exceptionally good deterrent for theft. Their presence alone is enough to make people think twice about stealing or damaging your property. This is true for both employees and customers. If a wrong is committed on your property, however, surveillance cameras will make it much easier to identify and locate those responsible. Being able to monitor the exterior and interior of your commercial property not only protects your property, but also your customers and employees.