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Small businesses get the upper hand with ID cards

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 28-Feb-2018 10:00:00

If you are in a business, even an SME, you do not aim to be small forever. As your business does grow, ID Cards can help keep your business' private information, private. Everybody likes to see their company grow and develop into a substantial business that can hold its own but it must be remembered that once you get into the realm of five or six employees and onwards, security becomes an issue that needs to be addressed.

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Topics: ID Cards, Secure Access ID Cards, Small Business, Access Control, office security, Workplace Security, security solutions, small company, id card printing

6 Steps to Planning Your Access Control Card System

Posted by Heath McDonald on 30-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Setting up an access control card system in your facility is a complex process. According to Facilitiesnet before setting up an access control card system, it's important to identify the type of system you need. To help you determine what's best for your organization, here is a list of six key planning steps you should undergo before setting up your system.

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Topics: Access Control

Parts of an Access Control Card System

Posted by Heath McDonald on 28-Sep-2016 10:30:00

An access control card system is a digital system allowing users to access a facility using an electronic card instead of a key. The system is advantageous because it allows administrators to easily grant and revoke access to the facility. According to Silva Consultants, access control card systems are sophisticated and complex, but most systems contain the following components:

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Topics: Access Control

3 Reasons Access Control Cards Will Survive Despite the Rise of Biometrics

Posted by Heath McDonald on 23-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Over the last ten years as biometric technology has improved, many in the security industry have predicted the demise of traditional access control cards. However, that doesn't mean your company should replace its access control cards system with a biometric security system just yet. In fact, access control cards are still an ideal security option for new startups. For one thing, the technology is cheaper than biometrics, and it's not going anywhere soon. Here are three reasons why access control cards are here to stay.

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Topics: Access Control

Advantages of Access Control Cards

Posted by Heath McDonald on 08-Jun-2016 10:30:00

Access Control Cards are the best way to secure your property. Instead of using a standard key, authorized personnel tap or swipe a card to open doors, use equipment and access a host of other applications. According to Fox Valley Fire & Safety, an access control card systems allows management complete control of their facility.

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Topics: Access Control

Benefits of an Access Control Card System

Posted by Heath McDonald on 01-Jun-2016 10:30:00

Problems associated with the traditional lock and key systems of access control include the inability to control

  • who is using the key
  • when they are using the key
  • preventing the key from being copied
  • retrieving the key back when the employees contract is over.

Over time, this results in a reduction of security effectiveness through keys issued to staff, contractors, cleaning personnel and former tenants.

Numeric keyless locks have similar problems in that you never know who has been given the access code without your permission.

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Topics: Access Control

Give the gift of a security culture: Stock Lanyards, Access Control Cards, and Mobile Access Control Solutions

Posted by Heath McDonald on 02-May-2016 10:30:00

Security; it's a term that most people know, yet few truly understand. In the world of business security is quite often an afterthought, until a problem arises.  The key to changing this mentality, and protecting your business with a proactive security approach, is fostering a security culture in employees.

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Topics: security, Mobile Access, Access Control, pre-printed lanyards

Visitor Management, Why House Keeping Is Vital!

Posted by Heath McDonald on 28-Apr-2016 12:00:00

You may have the best visitor management solution possible, but unless your working with current information there may be holes in your system. Which is pretty risky if you are trying to protect your staff and the companies assets. That is why it is vitally important to ensure that regular house keeping is done.

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Topics: Visitor Management, Mobile Access, Access Control

Getting Started With Access Control Cards

Posted by Heath McDonald on 21-Mar-2016 11:00:00

Every kind of organisation can benefit from the installation of a security system and the purchase of access control cards. They're handy for issuing to employees, contractors, and clients to gain access to parts of the facility. Daycare facilities often use access cards to restrict the parents and family members who enter and leave the premises throughout the day.

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Topics: Smart Cards, Access Control

Have Access Control Systems Been Fully Integrated, Check the Benefits!

Posted by Heath McDonald on 02-Mar-2016 12:00:00

If you were to look inside the workings of many companies today, you will find that there is still a significant number that have not fully integrated their Visitor Management system (software) with their Access Control system(hardware). In other words, many firms have one or the other, but have not married the types of technology together, therefore they are not receiving the full benefits of either system.

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Topics: Visitor Management, Access Control

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