If you operate a business, you are certainly concerned over who has access to your business. One of the most simple security measures you can put in place is a card reader access control system. Card reading systems allow you to assign access to a card and then assign that card to your employee. The employee then swipes the card through a reader box at the entry door, similar to the manner in which you might swipe a credit card through the credit card reader at the store.
Card swipe access control systems are more secure and easier to administer than the more traditional method of providing employees keys to your business. If you have a number of employees, giving them keys to your building would be a serious security risk and would come with a very hefty price tag to maintain. Just one employee losing a key or leaving the job without returning a key means you would have a security issue on your hands. The expense of having the locks changed can become costly, considering you have to not only change out the locks, but you would have to distribute new keys to all employees as well.
Card swipe systems allow you to easily deactivate a single card if lost, stolen or not returned by a former employee. You don’t have to spend the money to change any locks, have new keys made or assign those new keys to your employees.
Card readers can be installed at any door in your building, which means you can use them to control the entry doors to the building, but you can also use them for doors inside your business as well, to limit access to particular parts of your business.
Card readers can record information to a computer software that can pump out reports for you regarding who has been where in your business, and when they have been there. This is helpful information to have at your fingertips if any type of theft does occur and an employee may be at fault.
Card swipe systems can make your employees feel a little more at ease also. You and your employees can rest assured that access to the facility is limited to those with the proper entry card.
Source by Carl James Edward