The Best Way to Implement Access Control for Your Building

Implementing Access Control for Your Building
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Mike Harrison

Systems Integration Partner at iS3 Tech Services
Mike is a high level implementation and installation services specialist at iS3 Tech. Headquartered in Norcross, GA, iS3 specializes in security systems integration for enterprise level facilities.
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Getting started with access control is a big step for any business owner. No matter what kind of enterprise you run, implementing an access control system is the best way to upgrade your security, manage building occupancy and reduce security risks.

Access control involves replacing keys with activated credentials that belong only to authorized people: employees, vendors and anyone else you choose. “Choose” is the operative word: As the business owner, you decide who gets those authorized credentials.
When implementing access control for the first time, here are some important first steps.

Consider Your System Options

There are numerous access control options for business owners; which system option you choose will depend on what credentials will make the most sense for you and your users. At iS3 Tech, we give customers this wide range of options:

  • Key cards
  • Magnetic Locks
  • Magnetic Strikes
  • Rex Motions
  • Push Button Release
  • Wireless Locks
  • Door/Window Contacts
  • Card / FOB Readers
  • Key Pads
  • Biometric access control
  • Intercom Entry
  • Pressure Mats

Like many business owners, you may be unsure which technology is most suitable for your application. We encourage you to contact us to discuss these options and get more information on the ones that interest you.

Train Your Users

Once you have chosen your system and installation is complete, it’s time to train your users. Whether those users are employees, customers or vendors, it’s important to provide them with training on using the system. Make sure they know how their credential works and how to use it at the access control portal.

If the credentials are deactivated afterhours, make sure your users know this as well. The last thing you want is a security event in the evening – for example, someone tries to enter at night because they left something behind.

Use the Reporting Feature

Now that your access control system is up and running, it’s time to start taking advantage of the reporting functionality. When your reports are generated, you’ll be able to see every time a user swiped their credential – and as long as your system is integrated with your video surveillance, you’ll be able to see whether the person was the authorized user. Access control reporting can provide valuable business intelligence that helps you make security decisions for the future.

When you follow these steps, you’re practicing the best way to implement access control. To get started with an access control system or discuss your options, contact iS3 Tech Services. We will be glad to answer your questions.

About iS3 Tech Services

iS3 Tech Services is a full-service security deployment provider that services clients throughout the southern United States. Our mission is to help our clients mitigate risks, minimize disruption, reduce costs, and ultimately protect their technology investments. To discuss your electronic security project, call us today at 404-487-6009.

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iS3 Tech Services is a full-service security deployment provider that services clients throughout the southern United States. Our mission is to help our clients mitigate risks, minimize disruption, reduce costs, and ultimately protect their technology investments. 

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