"Why Should I Install Access Control?"
Access control really is ideal for almost any small business scenario. Chances are you're probably already installing our cameras in small businesses, and maybe even our alarm panels. Opening up your security business to include access control can provide you even more opportunities to serve your current loyal clients and even bring in some new business.
Why would a small business owner be interested in access control?
Have you ever wanted to track when people come in and out of your building, or when people access certain parts of your building? With access control, you can easily keep track of all these statistics. But as the name implies, these products not only allow you to track access. They allow you to take control of it.
So, do you want to grant access to your building without having to hand out keys? Done. This saves you the hassle of having to copy new keys every time you hire a new employee, only to change the locks the next time a former employee forgets to return their key. Besides, keys have no concept of time. If an employee has a key to your building, they'll have 24/7 access. Maybe you only want them to have access to your building during their shift. With access control, you can do that no problem.
Do you want certain doors to automatically lock or unlock during certain times of the day, such as during opening or closing time? With access control, you can set up an automatic schedule and let your doors lock and unlock themselves. You'll never again have to go home at the end of the day wondering if you left any doors unlocked.
Do you want to grant access to certain areas to certain people? Instead of installing different locks on different doors and making sure each employee has keys to the doors that pertain to them, replace your locks with our access control products. Then control everything in one convenient place using your computer or your cell phone.
If all of that doesn't pique your interest in access control, then maybe this will. These products are very cost-efficient, especially when compared to other access control products on the market. For the amount of features that you get out of these systems, you're paying an excellent price.
Now that you know why you should be installing our access control products, you may be asking the question, "Where do I start?" That's the question we'll be exploring throughout the rest of this blog post
"What Products Do I Need In Order to Install Access Control?"
This really is a great question. But there's not really a one-size-fits-all solution. This may not be the answer you want to hear, but it really is up to your specific circumstances. However, no matter how big or small your system is, all AC systems will have these simple components: some sort of lock to deny access, some sort of key to grant access, and a board that controls it all.
Access Control Locks: Denying Access
There are actually and endless supply of door-locking options. We do have some of the basics at Smart-Tel Communications, but keep in mind that if your situation calls for something else, there are electronic locks virtually all over the internet.