Security in Place Advances

by David Corbin

Every day, employees and customers walk through the doors of a business. But has the business owner thought about what’s on those doors that’s safeguarding the business’s people, patrons, products and property?

From the point someone enters the parking lot to the core of the company where sensitive information is stored, access control components provide layers of physical security needed to reduce risk to a business. 

Start with the first layer of defense: the first time someone encounters a building. The right gate locks, card readers, keypads and push buttons prevent unauthorized personnel from gaining access in the first place.

Next, consider the exterior doors used to enter the building. Whether they are in a traditional office setting or own a corner pizza place, managers can secure their spaces depending on who needs entry to certain areas. For instance, specialized locks, monitoring systems and access control devices can be configured to allow anyone to enter during regular business hours but require authorized credentials at all other times.

Access control also gets personal. Individual offices, common area cabinets and flexible working spaces need their own levels of monitoring. For instance, executive offices, document control, data center spaces, even retail displays and supply cabinets can be programmed to meet the needs of an individual employee as well as allow managers to see who accesses what and when.

Each day a business opens its doors to its employees and customers. Now is the time to make sure those doors are secured the best way possible to protect what matters most.   

David Corbin is director of Product Management for Access Control Accessories at ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware

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