Greater Control Over Who Has Access and To What.
Having control over who has access can mean several different things, but they all increase the level of security.
For instance, you can give door access to only certain employees at certain times of the day, or grant access to the building only if there is a member of management there to oversee operations.
You may want to grant temporary authorization through real-time monitoring to a delivery driver who has arrived when you are not there. A mobile app can unlock the door eliminating needless worry about missing deliveries and reducing unwanted additional trips to your place of business when you have a trusted professional dropping something off. Yet, it still ensures you get what you need.
Secure rooms that hold confidential files. Admittance to these classified rooms can be based on credentials or with access cards. For higher security, multi-factor authentication can further safeguard sensitive data. These practices eliminate the theft of classified information.
Access privileges through user credentials can deny or grant access to only certain areas of the facility based on clearance level or department needs. Using such protocols keeps accountability high and eliminates many potential suspects when something goes missing, or company-specific information gets out.
Biometrics are Hard To Falsify
Biometric security solutions are more secure because they use the owner’s specific biometrics rather than a generic key, key card, or fob, which can be lost or stolen. Biometrics range from fingerprint access, palm print signature, eye or retinal scan, or even facial recognition. A mobile device or an access control panel will compare against a database for admittance using the biometric data.
How do fingerprint readers work? The computer scans the surface of your finger very quickly with a high-intensity light. An image is taken and turned into a code. Technology using sophisticated pattern-matching software checks its database for your fingerprint. Another way to do this is to make an impression of your fingerprint and build the print to match. Learn more about how fingerprint scanners work.
How does facial recognition work? Facial recognition software will work much the same as the fingerprint reader. It takes a photo of your face and measures the distance between your facial features. It will then compare those measurements to all the data in the server, finding an authorized match. Access denial will occur when an accurate match is not found. Learn more about facial recognition.
Access Control Security Is There When You Can’t Be.
Access control systems can provide analytical data for review. Management can review reports seeing precisely who accessed areas and when. Information gathering used to check up on employees’ arrival and departure times. It can ensure employees are not gaining access for reasons that are not work-related.
Data analysis can provide feedback on who last accessed an area or who is still in a building. This information provides valuable information to first responders in case of emergency or security personnel for ongoing investigations.
Access control models are the controls set in place that limit who has access and exactly how much access or privileges to grant. There are many different models used to assure security. Role-Based Access Control, RBAC, provides access granted based on your role within the company. Discretionary Access Control, DAC, is the least restricted and allows complete control over any object or program associated with it. Rule-Based Access Control, RBAC, is likely the highest level of security. This access control model is a dynamic control set by the administrator to provide privileges based on a specific set of rules. The criteria can be anything and applied for one instance, or multiple criteria before access is granted to the user.
Immediate Ability To Deny Access
Denying access can be something needed immediately for many reasons.
If a key or other credential is lost or stolen, you do not want to leave your business at undue risk for any unnecessary amount of time. In the event of a lost credential, management can access the system adjusting the security measures to simply turn off authorizations for that individual’s door access, key cards, or clearance through biometrics.
Employee turnover is part of any business, but we no longer need to leave our business vulnerable when an employee is let go. Disgruntled employees can cause disarray in a matter of moments. Access management gives the ability to deny entrance in only moments, preventing issues before they arise. Chimera Integrations has an array of access control and biometric solutions to lockout access, avoiding potential problems. With only a few simple clicks of a button, the individual door access is rejected, or a card reader rendered inoperable. It can all be done in-house or remotely through a mobile app.
Saving You Money in the Long Run
Access control systems can save you money in a few ways.
First, the simple forgotten cost or replacing keys or worse having door locks changed when an employee leaves or loses a set of keys.
Second, you can combine systems. If you provide a cellphone to your employees, then it is cost-effective to set up an access control method through a mobile app. This technique absorbs the cost of the employee phone into the value of the access control system.
Third, data analysis can provide timecard details down to the second. Security measures including minute to minute time in and time out make time card fraud easy to catch and prevent. Not to mention, the staff-hours saved in checking time cards against managers and time clocks.
Fourth, system reports reduce liability. These records are a valuable asset when it comes to company liability. Reports gathered from this data support your case in court or can reduce lawsuits against you. One HIPAA violation can cost the employer hundreds or even thousands of dollars in lawsuit liability. The information provided by your access control systems can build a solid case for your company providing valuable information on who had access and when.
Better Prepared for an Emergency
NY state is voting on a NYS panic system bill. An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring panic alarms in schools. This bill will ensure that every public elementary and secondary school in the state of NY has a panic alarm system in place. Chimera Integrations is already underway in research and development of the NY state specified guidelines to meet all requirements.
Having access control systems make your company prepared for an emergency. You can unlock doors or force a lockdown through either software or hardwired options. You can provide real-time information to police or EMTs as the situation is in progress. When in an emergency, every moment counts and can save a life.
Safety First, Lockout/Tagout
Lockout/Tagout is the industry term used for when a machine must be closed down and is under repairs or general maintenance. Many industries have large machines that require maintenance or repair and demand shut down during the process or may result in injury or death. Lockout/Tagout is the method used to ensure the device is properly shut off and not able to be restarted until the process is complete. Access control system technology can guarantee that the machine can not restart without authorization granted. The software can be calibrated to security access level, user credentials, or multi-factor authentication. Chimera Integrations has multiple lockout/tagout safety measures for you to explore. Call now to see how they can keep you safer than ever before.
Find an Access Control System Provider
There are plenty of reasons to begin your search for security access control systems now. Call Chimera Integrations at 315.849.2080 in North Syracuse, NY, for your free consultation. Take the first step in keeping your business safe.