08 March 2021
Manufacturing is a vast industry
encompassing several sectors. From transportation to chemicals, food production
to electronics. A manufacturers’ base, often in plants, mills or factories,
require efficient and slick processes to ensure manufacturing operations are as
seamless as possible.
With its ability to allow or restrict
access to a building, room or designated area within a factory or plant, access
control provides security to help overcome the daily challenges associated with
managing the daily flow of personnel within this busy industry.
Here, we explore the many benefits of
access control for the manufacturing industry and how these can help to
streamline operations while facilitating safety and compliance.
Many manufacturing premises normally encompass
several buildings across numerous locations within a large plant. This poses
the challenge of how user access can be both restricted and granted within
With intelligent access control, senior
plant managers and personnel can intelligently control employee and visitor
access rights across individual areas of the organisation. This not only
increases safety and security, but it enables certain areas to be restricted if
employee equipment operating licenses have expired or staff don’t have the
relevant clearance or training to operate specific machinery.
Streamlining costs and making operational
efficiencies is at the top of every sector’s list, certainly following the
impact of the global pandemic. The manufacturing industry is no different.
With a well-integrated access control
security system in place, you can negate the need for traditional keys and save
money by making cost savings on security personnel. With staff and visitor
identity’s being verified safely across the warehouse, factory or plant, significant
on-site security cost savings can be made.
COVID-19 has significantly altered access
control and its perception and practice. This is reflected in the shift towards
mobile-based access control systems. With a heightened and continued emphasis
on safety and sanitation, it is no surprise that the pandemic has resulted in
an increased desire for mobile control systems across business sectors,
including the manufacturing industry.
Access control enables the
contactless and continuous flow of personnel within a plant, which keeps
hygiene and safety standards high and facilitates social distancing. Touchstar’s
contactless and biometric access control, together with integrated ID badges,
offers a quick and efficient access method.
Your operation will see increased
efficiency as the flow of personnel is regulated and recorded. Staff and
visitor queues will be prevented with the consistency offered by access control,
which is key for maintaining safety procedures in the current and post-pandemic
Discover more about Touchstar’s contactless
access control solutions
Dual cost savings
Additional cost savings can be made through dual-purpose badge
identification. Factory staff will receive an ID-badge which will not only
grant access rights to approved areas but will also double-up as identification
when using a proximity
reader, saving costs, increasing safety and efficiency across the
With widespread manufacturing facilities located
across one central site, it is imperative that the appropriate access control
is not only efficient and seamless but that the entire plant is monitored by
secure CCTV. Touchstar’s access control systems can be integrated seamlessly
with a CCTV and badge production system to protect both employer, employee and
Not only can this facilitate employee
freedom, enabling access to appropriate premises within changeable and long
shift patterns, but it ensures employee safety, particularly during night
shifts or early morning starts.
Access control systems ensure that
unauthorised individuals cannot get into the facility and that everyone inside
the plant has the clearance to be there.
Click here to learn more about integrated access control and CCTV.
Transform your manufacturing organisation in 2021
If you want to find out more about how
Touchstar’s access control systems can transform your manufacturing operations,
please contact Touchstar today.
Our dedicated team is proud to deliver the
very best in robust, cutting-edge technology that transforms operations across the
Get in touch and see how we
can improve your manufacturing organisation today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – LYNDEN JONES
Lynden joined Touchstar ATC (formally Feedback Data) in a sales role for Access Control in 2010. Prior to joining the company, Lynden held both Production and Account Manager roles, gaining wide technical and commercial experience within the electronics market.
In 2013 Lynden was promoted to Sales Director and in 2017 he took overall responsibility of the business as Managing Director.As well as running Touchstar ATC, Lynden still remains extremely active in the sales and key account management aspects of the business. When not involved in the business, Lynden is a keen performance car enthusiast.