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Why Your Business Needs an Access Control System

Why Your Business Needs an Access Control System

Security in the workplace is an important consideration for most modern businesses, whether they’re trying to prevent crime, protect vital data or maintain a safe environment for their staff and visitors. 

We don’t think twice about adding complex password set-ups or using multi-factor authentication on our computer systems, but the effective control of access in the physical world seems too often to be a secondary consideration.

This article will assess the many benefits of access control and explain why getting the right access control system for your business could just be the best decision you make this year.

_Why your business needs an access control system

Safety and security

This is the biggest benefit, because an effective access control system can ensure your business, its assets and its people, are all safe from the threats that unwanted intruders can carry, whether that’s theft, vandalism or violence. Access control means only authorised personnel can enter rooms where valuable assets or data are stored; it can keep our children safe at school by only allowing vetted people to enter wherever they should be able to play and learn free of any other concerns; and with solutions like fever detection technology, it can even keep those inside safe from infection.

You’re in charge

The clue is in the name: an access control system puts you in charge. It lets you decide who can and can’t enter certain parts of your business premises, and when they do you can even monitor when they went in and when they left again. However much control you actually want over access in and around your premises, we’re sure to be able to make sure you get it.

Cost-effective security

There are two effective ways of maintaining control over your access points: using an advanced modern system that needs initial set-up but can then effectively look after itself thereafter – or paying people to sit at each location and let people in and out as required. While there will be an initial cost for the supply and installation of your access control system, and even regular maintenance to keep it in working order, in the long term that’s likely to pale into insignificance against the costs of paying people to do the same job. 

Bespoke solutions that work for you

With so many access control solutions available today – from keyfobs and swipe cards to keypad systems and video entry – you don’t have to adapt your procedures to suit a system that doesn’t really align with the way you do things. At Scutum South East, we can create a bespoke access control system that does what you want it to – nothing more and nothing less. A customised system also allows you greater flexibility in the way it works on a day-to-day basis, so that you can opt for the different benefits of a role-based or a rule-based system. 

What types of businesses would benefit from access control systems?

Any business or organisation that has things and/or people it wants to protect can probably do that better with a good access control system. Whether you want to take control of your premises’ complete perimeter, just monitor who’s going in and out of the front door, or control access into specific sections or even rooms of your building, you’ll find there’s an access control system that will do the job.

Meanwhile, if you want an effective but unobtrusive means of monitoring your staff, access control can provide useful information about what they’re up to at the same time as you’re preventing people from entering restricted areas.

If you’re running a business or managing an organisation in London, Surrey or the wider South East area and want to improve your security with a modern access control system, Scutum South East is here to help. We can arrange for a free site visit to assess your premises and discuss your requirements before providing a free quote for a system that best meets your needs and budget.

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About Scutum South East

Scutum South East is a leading expert in fire safety and security solutions for businesses and organisations located across South East England, including London and Surrey.

From fire alarms, fire extinguishers and fire risk assessments to access control, CCTV and intruder alarm systems – and a lot more besides – we offer a comprehensive range of products and services designed to keep you, your business and your staff and visitors safe.

With decades of industry experience to call on, we’re proud to hold accreditations from leading trade associations and bodies such as British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), the British Fire Consortium, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB).

If you’d like to find out more about Scutum South East, get in touch with our friendly team or explore our products and services on our site.