Technological advancement have made it possible to keep your company’s premises safer than ever before. But as we have seen in recent media reports, even the most advanced technology is not completely impenetrable. Here are five ideas for how to update your building’s access control systems and make sure everyone inside is safe and sound.
Add Redundancy Factors
Although making your access control systems more redundant sounds difficult and counterproductive, it can actually increase the amount of security available to you. When you are upgrading older systems, having backups in place is a smart idea. Using multiple servers ensures the different zones of your building or campus will have its own access control system. The primary system can be housed in the main building, and smaller systems can be held in satellite buildings if necessary.
Create a Separate Network
Likewise, you should consider creating a separate network specifically designed and optimized for your access control systems. By doing this, you can reduce the damage left behind by hackers or other malicious intruders who attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in your system. Your physical access points may depend on controls administered through a digital network – thus, you need to account for that when evaluating what parts of your system will need an overhaul.
Once upon a time, upgrading access control systems, or any other technological system, was a slow and laborious process. But now, compiling relevant data before upgrading your system is much easier, especially when you need to upgrade your access control systems. Collecting the necessary data and maintaining databases doesn’t need to be completed by human employees but by automated software. All of your information technology needs can be dealt with all at once with a minimum of confusion. Having the correct data available makes gaining access much less time-consuming.
Find New Options
You’ll find that there always new options to choose from – for instance, should you emphasize remote access systems to make it easier for your offsite employees to access company assets when they are away from the office? That is one way to help your company thrive. Mass alert systems can also be linked to your access control systems – sending emails, phone calls, or text messages to notify your employees when something requires their attention, or if a potentially unauthorized user has attempted to gain forcible entry to your systems, data, or premises.
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Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design all the way through to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions.