Access Control in the Workplace: Securing Office Spaces

A commercial access control system helps businesses securely manage who can enter their premises. Commercial building access control systems allow only authorised personnel to enter an area or building using credentials such as cards, keypads and biometric data.  

Access control for office or commercial buildings also provides an audit trail that businesses can use to track who entered at what time. Entry data from commercial door access control systems is helpful in detecting any suspicious activity, as each unlock attempt is logged and recorded. Access control systems can also be integrated with other security systems such as CCTV video surveillance systems, intrusion alarms and fire safety systems.  

Benefits of Access Control for Commercial Buildings 

  1. Increased Security

The use of an access control solution contributes to the reduction of internal and external break-in, theft, and vandalism on your property.  An access control system can also allow you to limit access so that only specific personnel with the right clearance level have access to certain areas of your building.  

  1. Maintain Electronic Logs

A properly functioning access control system can keep track of who is coming and going from your building by electronically logging entries and exits.  This is a valuable tool to assist with investigating an incident after it has occurred, reviewing real-time user data, and establishing building operation efficiencies.  

  1. Avoid Issues with Lost Keys

If a building tenant or team member loses a key to the building or office, the only way to ensure security is to change all the locks.  An access control system can remedy this so that if an access card or fob is lost, it can be immediately removed from the system’s database and a new one be issued.  This can also be helpful if a building tenant moves out of the building, allowing you to remove all their associated credentials quickly.  

Similarly, if a tenant loses their access card and needs to enter the building, an access control system can allow you to open the door remotely from a workstation.  This is often accompanied with a security camera system, which allows you to visually verify the person’s identity.  

  1. Improved Traffic Flow

By integrating an access control solution with any combination of elevators, and door solutions, you can improve the flow of pedestrian traffic within your facility.  This improves efficiencies while also ensuring people do not enter or exit areas, they are not permitted to be in.  

  1. Manage Occupancy Levels

For compliance with safety regulations, security, and ensuring a comfortable environment for occupants you can also manage occupancy levels in particular areas.   

Choosing the Right Solution 

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right access control solution for your building.  

  1. Understand Your Needs

The layout and needs of your building are unique, and you shouldn’t accept a templated solution. Remsdaq offer tailor made solutions for your needs.  

  1. Plan for the Future

A well-designed access control system can have a long-life span in your building if you plan for the future. When assessing your building’s current needs, be sure to think down the road and anticipate what you’ll need 5, 10, or even 20 years from now.  

  1. Integration with Other Security Services

To get the most out of your access control system, it should be built to integrate with the other security and building management systems. When working together, these integrations can help with building efficiency and increased security.   

Using IP/BACnet, Entro access door controllers can integrate with smart building management systems (BMS) to provide occupancy information. This type of integration can lead to improved building performance, reduced energy usage and a more comfortable environment for occupants and visitors. 

For more information on this type of system please contact us here: Contact Form | EntroStore – Remsdaq Entrostore building access control solutions