Limiting access to buildings or interior sections of buildings is an important part of overall building security. Door locks and Electronic Access Control (EAC) devices help to assure that only authorized people have accessed the most secure places. External EAC’s help in the prevention of violent crimes, such as shooters by preventing access to targets. Employers and property managers decrease the opportunity of criminals, including employee criminals by limiting access through strategic control plans.
Types of EAC’s Available
The most basic equipment is a standard key and lock system. Those work well to contain low-risk areas such as storage closets. PIN locks and KeyCards allow authorized personnel to enter and exit freely even during off-hours and on weekends. When combined, they offer a higher grade of security for entry doors and interior doors that lead to high-risk areas.
Biometric Devices For High Caliber Security
Biometric devices, such as those that scan fingerprints can be used to authenticate access. PIN and KeyCards can be stolen, but it is highly unlikely that fingerprints can be duplicated. Biometric devices recognize a variety of personal characteristics. Those can also be stacked to provide even higher security. If you combine hand geometry with retinal scans increase authenticity of those who wish to access.
Wireless Locks For Older and Outbuildings
For buildings that have limited capability for hard-wire installation, wireless devices and locks are available as a means of implementing EAC. These are helpful in older buildings and outbuildings, such as garages and storage sheds.
Video Door Bell and Closed Circuit TV
Video Door Bell systems are used to identify visually and provide access for employees, delivery drivers, and guests. The system works via closed circuit TV. Once the doorbell is activated a security or authorized employee triggers an electronic lock that opens the door. The benefit to these types of systems is that is easy to monitor doors from afar. Use Video Door Bells on outer doors and interior doors, and especially for businesses such as cannabis dispensaries and pharmacies.
For 24-hour surveillance and door monitoring, consider partnering with a security expert. Reliance Security offers sophisticated security systems, including Video Door Bell monitoring at reasonable prices. Allying with a security company takes the burden off of management for screening, training, and implementing security technology. Plus, Reliance Security is a front runner for developing security technologies. We have solutions to every one of your security needs.
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