What you need to know when selecting a new access control system.
In a previous post, we talked about how access control systems protect your facility and keep your operations running smoothly. In order for an access control system to accomplish both of these tasks, it must be optimized for your facility and your situation.
Unfortunately, selecting the ideal access control system can be a bit tricky—even if you’ve done it before.
But there’s no need to fear, because we’re here to help!
Below are the top three things you should keep in mind when selecting a new access control system for your facility:
1. Number of employees.
How many employees do you have cycling through your facility every day?
This is an important number to keep in mind when selecting an access control system because the more employees you have, the bigger and more robust your access control system must be.
If you only have a handful of employees in a small facility, your ideal access control system will be much lighter and simpler than a facility with hundreds of employees who are coming and going at all hours of the day.
2. Company growth expectations.
How quickly is your company growing and how much do you expect it to grow in the future?
When selecting an access control system for your facility, it’s vital that you have a projection for your company (more specifically, your employee) growth. Like all security systems, access control systems require a capital investment. And if you neglect to consider your growth expectations when selecting an access control system, you may find yourself having to purchase and install a new one on a frequent basis.
Luckily, advancements in access control technology have led to dynamic systems that can be expanded as your business grows. However, before you decide to invest the time and money in one of these systems, it’s best to speak with an access control professional as there may be other options that are more cost effective and better suited to your needs.
3. Integration capabilities.
Will your current security and camera systems integrate with the access control system you’re considering?
You’ve got a facility to run, operations to oversee, and fires to extinguish. The last thing you want is to have an access control system that doesn’t jive with the rest of your infrastructure and processes (that’s just asking for trouble).
Save yourself time and headache by only looking at access control systems that will seamlessly integrate with your existing equipment and operations.
Selecting an access control system for your facility can be a difficult process. Keep these three things in mind and you’ll be well on your way to selecting an access control system that will support your current and future needs.
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