If you are planning to install an access control system at your business, you are likely going to be impressed with the level of security and convenience this provides. There are also a few things you should implement to be sure that your access control system is working for you like you intend it to. Here are three important best practices for your commercial access control system:
- Give Everyone a Distinct Access Code. It might be tempting to have a single code for every user in your business, but there are some important reasons not to do this. One is that if your code was every compromised, it makes it easier for intruders to find a way in. Secondly, you can monitor the comings and goings of your employees based on each distinct code.
- Don’t Give Access Where it Isn’t Needed. Another important best practice is to avoid giving an access control code to those who don’t need it. For example, if you have a different code for your records room or office, you may not want to give access to all employees. You might also withhold certain codes from cleaning companies or maintenance providers.
- Audit Your Access Control Routinely. While it may be nice to set your access control codes and forget about them, there is good reason to audit your procedures and codes every so often. Not only will your business be more secure with updated codes annually or bi-annually, but you will also be able to enjoy the security your access control system provides more fully.
If you have questions about commercial access control or would like to have this type of system installed at your business, contact us at Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. for complete locksmith services.