01 October 2018
Five signs you should upgrade your
works hard to stay at the forefront of your field, and there are few things
more gratifying than to see that dedication rewarded by growth and advancement.
Yet, alongside the passage of time, business progression can often render your
building security less effective than it should be, which a developing company
If your access control
system no longer seems to meet the needs of your organisation, it may only be a
matter of time before a chink in the armour turns into a full-scale security
lapse. Here are five signs you should look to upgrade your building security
You can’t remember when you last
updated your access control system
When your organisation
implemented your current security system, it was more than likely one of the
best on the market. But if this was several years ago or more, chances are
there have been improvements to access control technology that could greatly enhance
the physical safeguarding of your premises, especially if yours is a high
security site. You may have even noticed that system elements like door
controllers, key card readers and intercoms are less reliable and responsive
than they once were.
Upgrading an entire
access control system can seem like a monumental task, but in many cases, a
system can be brought back up to date through purposeful upgrades in key areas,
without the need for a completely new solution.
You have new high value assets to protect
developments can often result in the addition of new equipment or resources on
site. Maybe you now have a server room, a store of sensitive or restricted
material, or a space where cash is deposited or staff possessions are kept. New
assets can drastically change your organisation’s security requirements in
terms of what you need to protect.
Preserve the security
of any new and valuable resources from the moment you acquire them by ensuring
your access control system is functioning as it should.
Your organisation has expanded since
your access control system was installed
An access control system is only as good as its capacity to meet the specific needs of your
organisation. Growth is a core business objective for most enterprises, but it
can be easy to under-prioritise your building security on the road to
A greater number of employees
and/or visitors through the door can quickly clog up an already struggling
access control system. A lack of new key cards, user permissions or access
rights make induction or admittance processes frustratingly inefficient.
In many cases though,
expansion can be the perfect time to readdress your organisation’s security
credentials. A new site location or facility consolidation as a result of an
acquisition or merger provides a great opportunity to standardise your access
control to the highest standard throughout.
You are still relying on locks and
A dependence on heavy
keychain access control is perhaps the most patent indication of a need for up
to date building security. Traditional locks and keys may have offered adequate
security in years gone by, but putting your faith in these methods today can
leave your organisation open to all sorts of risks and inefficiencies, from key
loss and theft, to time wasted sorting one key from another.
What’s more, access
control solutions are capable of much more
than simply managing who can and cannot gain entry to your organisation’s
buildings. With options to integrate with CCTV and/or time and
attendance systems, produce ID badges, assign individual permissions and more,
access control technology can help you streamline every aspect of the daily
running of your site.
You have experienced a security
It’s a worse-case
scenario, but a real-world threat or lapse in security really highlights the
need for access control improvements. In the aftermath of such an event,
thoughts often turn to keys lost or unreturned, incomplete access records and
all the other security risks that could have left you vulnerable.
Of course, pre-empting
security failures is infinitely preferable than dealing with the reality of a
break-in or theft. A high-spec access control system can give you more than
just peace of mind; you’ll also gain complete visibility of your organisation’s
ongoing security management.
Don’t wait if any of
these signs sound familiar. Talk to us today about our access
control systems and how they can bring your building security right
up to date.