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3 Access Control Options to Explore Further

A Guide to Securing Your Office Doors, Your Way.

3 Access Control Options to Explore Further

Your entryways serve as the gatekeepers to your office and all the important people and data contained inside it. When looking at your overall business security system structure, one of the first components we inspect are your doorways: How secure are they? Can anyone in your company open the doors after hours, or authorized personnel only?

We also explore your control options to ensure that your current access control system best serves your needs, reinforces your existing security measures and provides the optimal convenience level for other employees. Keep reading for a few choices we’ll help you sort through before adding access control to your Frisco, TX, office.

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Key Cards
This access control system replaces the physical key with its digital counterpart, the key card. Each authorized employee will receive a key card that gives them door access to any doors they’re permitted to open. When an employee leaves, or for any other reason you’d like to deny entrance, simply deactivate the card, and they won’t be allowed into the building.

Key cards can pose a potential risk if unauthorized individuals steal them, but again, you can have them deactivated quickly. Employees often enjoy the reliability of owning a physical item to let them in but might struggle to keep up with it, so some employers suggest a lanyard that they can hang around their neck during the workday.


PIN Codes
If you think your employees would have a difficult time remembering or bringing their key cards, you can ask them to memorize a PIN code instead. You can also secure rooms with secret information, like managerial or HR offices, to keep critical data hidden. Obviously, the drawback here is that employees must remember a number - usually long enough that it’s not obvious at first. A PIN code also takes a few seconds longer than a card read, but no longer than a metal key entry.


Fingerprint and Face Scans
The heftiest access control investment involves no key cards or number memory at all. Biometric scanning, like fingerprint or retina scans, or facial recognition eliminates human error by scanning an individual’s characteristics and allowing them inside if they’re in the database. Only those who have willingly registered their identity in the database will be allowed to enter, and your security system will catch those who have been flagged previously and might trigger an alarm to sound if they try to break in.


A Combination of the Above

Some managers might read this and think that a combination of the above might prove the best fit. Perhaps you want to enter the building hands-free by implementing facial recognition devices but prefer to lock your internal rooms by PIN code. Crown Audio Video understands that commercial security looks different depending on your company’s security requirements and employee preferences and can install a multifaceted system that delivers.

Add a notification system to your access control to see when someone opens or closes a door, and add some surveillance footage in case you ever want to monitor these actions yourself.


Contact Us Today!

You have a world of commercial security options available to you, right down to your entryway control. Ready to further explore your options through a hassle-free consultation with us? Call Crown Audio Video at (214) 377-9434 or contact us here. We look forward to speaking with you.