There are a number of challenges for a business owner in Southampton. One of the foremost of these is security. An access control system is vital for keeping unwanted visitors out of your premises but how do you let your security company know which access control system is right for you? Access control is important for the safety of your employees and for the assets you keep in your workplace.
As such, at Veritech, we’re here to help you do your research before you make a decision. Here are the key things you need to think about when deciding on an access control system.
There is a wide range of access control solutions available, which means that you can expect to see differences in pricing. In order to cater to small and large businesses alike, a security company will likely offer a number of access control systems that will drastically vary in price. As such, you will need to decide how much of a budget you want to allow for your access control system.
The size of your business
The size of your business will determine the scope of the access control system you require from your security company. You need to narrow down your search to suit the number of employees you have at your business. If your business only has 10 employees, it would be a waste of your funds to buy an extremely robust access control system.
How many doors need to be protected?
It’s important that your access control system is designed to protect your entire building. This means that you need to select a system that will cover all of the doors to your premises. If you have unprotected doors, it means that there’s essentially no point to the rest of your access control system. You can also decide if certain doors are for employees only, and some are for contractors and vendors. It’s important to decide how your business’ access privileges should work.
Different types of access control systems
With so many access control systems on the market, businesses have a lot of choices. You can choose the level of technology you want to install. For example, do you want a system that works by security cards, biometrics or key-fobs? All of these are great, secure choices, but some are much more high-tech than others. Other things to consider include:
- How many layers of security needed?
- What backup processes need to be in place?
- Do you need remote access?
- Should your systems accommodate regular visitors?
A security company for access control
Choosing the right access control for you can be tricky; as we’ve explored, there are a lot of variables to take into account. For help choosing the right access control system for your business, get in touch today. We offer a free survey of your business space so that we can tell you precisely the security solutions you need.