Businesses large and small are concerned with their security, and rightfully so. But many choose to “hope for the best” instead of taking steps to secure their businesses. Access control systems allow your business to take control of your security with individualized solutions.
What is an Access Control System?
They perform he function exactly as their name implies; controlling access to a resource.
Most often, the "resource" is a business’ building or specific rooms within the building.
By installing an access control system, you will be able to monitor and restrict who has
access to what buildings or rooms.
Do I need an Access Control System?
It is important for businesses of every size to keep important data inside and threats outside. All businesses acknowledge this basic security concern by placing locks on the door and giving keys to employees that need to access these locks. But keying and rekeying your business each time an employee leaves or a key is lost or stolen can be costly and time consuming. Luckily, there is a solution. You may benefit from an access control system if you answer yes to any of these questions.
Is a lost/stolen key an immediate security threat to your business?
Do different employees need different access privileges?
Would it be beneficial to restrict or allow access based on time or day?
Do I need a record of when someone enters or leaves a door?
Could my employees and clients be more secure?
Benefits of Access Control
Access control systems come in a variety of types and sizes with custom solutions for every company. The most common are I.D. badges, with a radio frequency embedded for wireless entrance, smart phones and keypads with individual security codes. A professional access control system offers your business some great benefits.
Audit trail – With an access control system, you will have a record of every opening and attempted opening of each door or area. The audit trail can be valuable in resolving employee issues, such as time card disputes.
Time/day restrictions – Do you have certain employees that should only be there at certain times and days. One example is your janitorial staff. If they only come one or twice a week at night, it makes more sense to restrict their access to those times than to give them a key that allows access at any time or day.
Lost or stolen keys – When keys are lost, stolen or not returned by former employees, it is an expensive process for a business to completely rekey each door. And it can be a security risk if the locks are not rekeyed. Access control systems allow you to easily remove access by deactivating the I.D. badge or other security credential. This can save your business time and money and prevent losses.
Remote access control – Many systems allow for control of all of the business’ locks from one main system. With these systems, you can easily and quickly lock down your business in an emergency as well as add and remove credentials.
HONEYWELL: Designed for Peace of Mind
Honeywell’s WIN-PAK® software suite provides a range of solutions from access control only to fully integrated security solutions. WIN-PAK’s powerful user interface allows dealers to install a single software for all of their customers’ security needs.
WIN-PAK XE 4.0 (Express Edition) is the baseline software package for access control only. Manage NetAXS and NS2/NS2P controllers from a single workstation. WIN-PAK XE is ideal for single workstation systems that require access only functionality.
WIN-PAK SE 4.0 (Standard Edition) is the software package for access control and standard video integration. The add-on VISTA® intrusion module can further enhance the integration solution. WIN-PAK SE 4.0 is ideal for small to medium integrated security applications and is available in 1 or 5 workstation versions.
WIN-PAK PE 4.0 (Professional Edition) combines all the features of XE and SE plus an unrestricted number of client workstations; VISTA intrusion and advanced video integration; support for multiple department/site applications; multiple communication servers for large applications. All inclusive—no additional upgrades needed.
WIN-PAK optimizes system performance and total cost of ownership by supporting multiple Honeywell platforms—including access control, video surveillance and intrusion—from a single user interface. The benefit is seamless integration that offers a common look and feel for access control hardware as well as video and intrusion solutions. Functions that have traditionally been tied together with physical relays and input devices are now controlled logically providing greater ease and flexibility in managing your system. This level of integration removes multiple software platforms and interfaces, and is an improvement over a typical non-integrated solution where devices are not aware of what other devices are doing. Reducing the total cost of ownership is always at the forefront of Honeywell products.