Physical Access Control – a Matter of Who, Where, and When
With an access control system, you can determine who can enter or leave your building or commercial property, where they can exit and enter and the times they are allowed to go in or out.
Restrict who can enter a specified area in your facility. With an access control system from Ace Security Solutions, you can determine entry by the person, the time of day and/or the day of the week.
Ace Security Solutions will design and install a high-quality access control system designed to fit your needs. This system will secure the entry and exit into your property, complementing your existing infrastructure.
Historically, physical access control has only been accomplished through keys and locks, but, of course, there are limitations. Mechanical locks and keys do not allow restriction of the key holder to specific times or dates. Mechanical locks and keys do not provide records of the key used in any particular door, and the keys can be easily copied or transferred to an unauthorized person. When a mechanical key is lost, or the key holder is no longer authorized to use the protected area, the locks must be re-keyed.
Electronic Access Control
Electronic access control can be either standalone or computer-based system. A wide range of possibilities, such as cards, pin numbers or fobs, can be used to replace mechanical keys. An electronic system grants entry based on the credential presented. When entry is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time, and the transaction is recorded. When entry is refused, the door remains locked, and the attempted entrance is recorded. The system will also monitor the entry and alarm if the door is forced open or held open too long after being unlocked.
Control Access Throughout Your Business
Regulating the movement of people throughout your facility is a must for any business. When it matters most, you need to keep the wrong people out, while still letting in the right people. Entry systems provided by Ace Security Solutions will give you data regarding who was where in your facility, and when. Additionally, you can even use the security data from your system to have access to situational awareness, therefore improving your business.
Another bonus to this added insight is that electronic access systems can help you get rid of keys, as you can reprogram any card whenever needed.
Benefits of an Access Control System Vs. Lock-and-Key Security
- Installing an access control system will enable you or your administrator to control which doors can be opened by which employees. With a lock-and-key security system, anyone who has a key can access any area anytime, meaning access is all or nothing.
- When areas can only be accessed using a card, the card can be disabled when the employee no longer has entry privileges, or the card is lost. In the case of keys, the safety of your business is compromised when an employee leaves or their key is lost, unless you go through the expense of installing new locks on every door.
- Keys can be duplicated, and keeping track of who has a key can be futile. On the contrary, entry cards can’t be replicated.
- With an access control system, you can have in-depth knowledge of which card opened which doorway and when it was opened. This will discourage inappropriate behavior.
Access Control Systems for your Business
With an access control system, you will not only prevent entry to high-security areas, but you can also make sure that visitors and employees can gain access to specific areas at the right time, without having to carry multiple keys. One of the most reliable ways to protect your property, business, and sensitive information is to have an efficient admittance control system.
Ace Security Solutions can design and install an access control system suited to your business needs, preventing unauthorized addmittance to restricted areas, as well as making sure people can get to where they need to go.
Endless Access Control System Possibilities
Ace Security Solutions is backed by a team of security experts with decades of experience in the security business. We have designed efficient access control systems for a broad range of companies, using state-of-the-art technology. Contact us at (210) 732-5121 for more information on our access control systems and services, and reap the benefits of having the proper flow of people throughout your building.