Access Control for Churches – Church Security
“In that day I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah … And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.” ~ Isaiah 22:20,22
Who holds the key to your Church’s security?
Historically, keys symbolize control of access, which has always been the cornerstone of security. Access control is at or near the top of the list of security measures recommended by Ace Security Solutions for places of worship. This begins with locking doors when the people leave. It also goes beyond this, as far as knowing who enters and leaves the facilities.
The number of groups who use a church can be virtually endless. There are men’s and women’s support groups, choirs, youth groups, exercise classes, substance abuse support groups, church employees and on and on. It is not uncommon for over 1000 people to visit a church campus every week! Now imagine if one person out of all of those groups loses his or her key. The church can easily duplicate the key, but that means that there’s a key floating around somewhere—hopefully it’s not marked. Another course of action is to have the locks re-keyed or changed, and that’s certainly an expense that the church doesn’t need.
Keyless Entry Systems for Churches
Wouldn’t it be easier for the administrator to simply use the access control system’s software or web-based program to deactivate whichever card or fob that was lost instead? And the system can be used to not only deactivate cards and fobs, but also to program certain doors to lock and unlock at certain times based on when a particular group needs access.
The bottom line is that access control is needed in churches today, but the reasons vary. Perfectly “safe” churches with no history of crime could need access control due to the fact that they have scores of groups who need to access the building at different times. Others may need it due to fears or actual past incidents of theft…yes, it does happen to churches too!
Don’t wait until it is too late.
Now is the time to gain control of access to your church’s facilities. ACE SECURITY SOLUTION can do a free security assessment and make recommendations custom fit for your place of worship.
Ace Security Solutions in San Antonio has a long successful history in the Commercial Locksmith Industry to reflect on. We have the skills and hardware to secure your place of worship so your congregation can feel safe. Please call us today @ 210-732-5121