Controlling Access to Your Doors and Keys
Theft by employees and independent contractors is costing businesses 50 billion dollars a year. An even more shocking statistic is that 30% of all business failures are due to employee theft.
Two important parts of preventing these losses are 1) controlling access to doors and what is behind those doors, and 2) controlling keys to valuable equipment and places where valuables are stored.
There are other reasons for having some type of access control system. One of them is convenience. Not having to carry keys is ideal. When an employee leaves, his or her card can be deleted, and there is no need to rekey all of the locks. You can change who can go where and when by a simple computer entry.
Another benefit of an access control system is knowing who entered any secured door and at what time and day.
Why not let ESSC help you to get this done?
Sometimes the hardest thing is knowing what needs to be done.
You don’t want to find out the hard way that one of your employees or someone working in your building is a bad guy.
We at ESSC are experts at making access control systems work. We can help you design a system that is practical and effective.
ESSC is protected with all of the necessary liability, workman’s compensation, and auto insurance that large corporations with risk management departments require of security system vendors who work on their properties.
ESSC offers both stand-alone and computer-controlled systems
Stand-alone access control systems have all of the elements needed to grant or deny access at the door or gate opening. When you have a stand-alone system you must enter and change the information to each stand-alone device to make it work or to add, delete, and retrieve information about who used each device.Computer-controlled access control systems permit you to control access to doors and gates remotely with your computer. You enter your instructions. The computer sends your commands to remote control panels that grant or restrict access to doors and gates. This eliminates the need for security personnel to manually change access control at each entry point.
Choose your level of security
Security can be provided by your ESSC system to enable the precise level of access control you need. Options include:
- Single-point control: a single device—a key lock, PIN, ID card, or biometric device reading eye or fingerprint scans – enables access.
- Two-point control: entry is controlled by both a lock on the door or gate as well as an entry device, such as a keypad, ID card reader, or electric strike panel.
- Four-point control: includes a lock, a keypad or other entry device, a door position switch, and a request to exit (REX) device. The door position switches monitor whether an entry point is open or closed, while the REX enables users to leave protected areas.
Four-point plus control: The same as above except with the addition of an audible alarm, siren, annunciator, strobe light, or other alert signal.
Triple authentication of a visitor or employee’s identity
|Something you know||Secret information known only to the user||Passwords. PINs|
|Something you have||A physical device possessed only by the user||Card, key|
|Something you are||A unique, measurable characteristic of the user||Voice print verification, fingerprint, retinal scan, or other biometrics|
Elements of an ESSC Access Control System
ESSC access control systems include some or all of the following components and features:
- Computer installed software
- Time schedules authorizing who can enter a door during what hours & days
- Security levels, granting or denying access to doors
- Electronically stored history of who and when any doors were accessed
- Offsite email notifications
- Control of equipment and power supplies
- Automatic unlocking and locking of specific doors
- Card or biometric readers
- Dual credential readers
- Electric strikes
- Fail safe or fail secure locking devices
- Electronic panic exit devices
- Contact switches on doors
- Request to exit motion detectors
- Push to exit buttons
- Key control cabinets (controlling access to keys that secure valuables)
- Sounders and signaling devices on secured doors
- Fire alarm unlocking
Designing a simple but effective access control system is a challenge that requires a lot of knowledge and experience. ESSC has both. Contact us for a free system estimate.
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