Date icon06 November 2017

The Top 5 Benefits of Access Control Systems

For decades, access control systems were considered a security tool that let authorised personnel enter a building or area. While many people still think of access control in these terms, advanced access control systems boast a variety of tools and benefits that are often overlooked.

Beyond traditional security, access control systems can help any organisation increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs by enabling integration with a large variety of workforce products and solutions. Touchstar access control systems provide complete control in a package that is both easy to use and dependable.

Below are the top 5 benefits many of our clients receive from our systems:  

1. Easy Integration Touchstar access control systems integrate seamlessly with our time & attendance and CCTV solutions for one centralised workforce management solution. Our systems are designed to leverage your existing employee demographic data to reduce manual entry steps and the chance for clerical errors.

2. Use of Existing ID Badges for a Single Badge Solution There is no need to change or reissue your existing employee ID badges for workforce access. The system is designed to let employees use the same badges for identification, time & attendance, access control, and other applications.

3. Individual Settings for Each Employee Touchstar access control systems allow for complete control over each person in the system. Not only can you define which doors an individual has access to, but layers of restrictions can be applied based on schedules, device conditions, and more!

4. Manage from Any Computer on the Network Because all parameters of the access control system are stored on a centrally managed database, they can be accessed from any computer – as long as it’s connected to the network. No matter what size of organisation, our Microtrak software puts the power of control in the hands of the user with clear, simple to use screens that  provide an intuitive understanding of the application.

5. Beyond Standard Doors Our systems can be used with more than just standard doors – turnstiles, barriers, parking gates, and motorised fences can also operate with the same hardware for maximum security.

Touchstar provides these benefits and more in a solution that is easy to implement, easy to maintain, and easy to use.