Avoiding These 3 Common Mistakes With Your business’s Security
Your company’s security is only as secure as you make it. In fact, in 2016, more than a third of commercial businesses reported that they had no confidence in their internal security systems. If you are one of those business owners, you may be wondering how you can enhance your companies security. One of the best ways to do this is by implementing a comprehensive commercial access control system. Before you jump in head-first though, there are a few things you need to know. Here are a few things you have to consider to ensure the success of your access control system’s implementation.
Choose A User Friendly & Comprehensive System
One of the biggest failures of many commercial access control systems are that once installed you are left with a system that is so cumbersome to manage and maintain that many tell us they can’t even add new key-cards to the system without calling whoever installed the system for them. Another issue is that when they want to expand the system they often find that they can’t do that without completely replacing the system they currently have or expensive add on’s.
Many people also run into problems because their access control system is managed on a PC that they either leave untouched for years and it then becomes obsolete within those few years or they have to constantly have an IT person maintain it, update it etc. With the right system you can avoid all those issues,
Look For Access Control Systems That Allow For Tiered Security
For many business owners, their focus on access control is centered around the exterior doors and ensuring that only employees can gain entry from the outside. This leads to overlooking the importance of security within the building itself.
If your business has a lot of sensitive information such as client records, intellectual property, expensive inventory ext. then there is the potential for security threats within the company as well. No level of vetting can completely prevent that, so it may be important that you control access to information and materials within your building as well.
Choose an access control system that allows you to create tiers of permissions. That way, you can ensure that the crucial parts of your building are only accessible to those who have need to access them. This reduces the risk of theft and corporate espionage or embezzlement. You may want a visitor tier, service maintenance tier and other temporary tiers to allow access to people not from your company to access areas they need to access while at your facility.
Improperly Maintained Access Areas
Doors, hinges, thresholds, sweeps, locks, door jambs etc. all need to be properly maintained and in good working order for your entryways to be properly secured. A locksmith can help you with this as locksmiths understand the security at the door best and are uniquely qualified to service each entry point of your business. Why is this impostant you might ask? For one, areas that are “crumbling” leave a vulnerability that can be exploited and secondly when parts of the opening start to be in disrepair then the door start to not function properly and has problems doing what a door is supposed to do like open smoothly or close properly just to name a few.
If you have any of these concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Flatirons Locksmiths and we would be happy to assist with securing all your access points or just providing a comprehensive analysis of your access control or security needs. We service businesses in Boulder, Broomfield, Westminster, Longmont, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior