Enforcing security measures across a commercial building is important to the overall level of protection a company can enjoy on a daily basis. The considerable value of company possessions, such as machinery and equipment, and personal belongings of employers and employees must be safeguarded against potential theft. This particularly applies to private and confidential documents, financial records, corrosive chemicals and valuable products which should be secured for their own respective reasons. Failure to protect company possessions may not only result in a considerable loss of finances, but also damage the integrity and reputation of a company for failing to safeguard themselves or their employees.
Security can be enforced in the shape of internal or external security guards and CCTV surveillance which creates a clear deterrent to potential thieves or criminals who may attempt unlawful access. Access card readers can also be installed within certain areas of a commercial premise, such as the front entrance, stationary cupboard and medical equipment room, to ensure people who are granted exclusive rights to enter a building or room can do so. More importantly, access systems prevent employees or other people from entering areas or getting their hands on company materials from which they are prohibited from.
Access control technology continues to grow in efficiency as a security measure that can be trusted and utilised on a daily basis. While every system must be monitored and maintained to preserve its protective qualities, access control is based upon the installation of keypads which either includes an electronic scanner or a swipe slot for plastic cards to be passed through.
The former works upon the digital reading of an electronic chip integrated within each personal ID card through invisible lasers which instantly scan and grant access to those who are issued with an access card. The latter requires a smart card reader which contains specific internal memory which can only be matched by electronic strips integrated into access cards that, when swiped horizontally or vertically in a control pad, opens a door or cabinet for eligible employees to utilise for their own intensive purposes.