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On December 22nd, 2021

Building Entry Security Solutions—Time to Upgrade?

 

We care about security for our homes, so why should the standards for our commercial buildings be any different? It’s all about protecting your assets and the people you care about. Whether you’re a business owner or a property manager, planning a review of your building's security system is a crucial part of having a modern workspace.

Modernize Your Site’s Access Control

Maybe you’ve stuck with an old system for years or even decades. Or maybe it’s just time to add another layer of building security to the mix. Investing in a modern access control solution is critical, and ideally you’ll be making these decisions before something drastic has happened on your site. After all, prevention tends to be the best cure.

There's no doubt that most sites can benefit from an access control upgrade. There are a few ways to go about this. Some retrofit options would allow you to install a keypad system outside of your building’s entrances. This can be done with a simple numerical passcode, or with employee access badges. You’d even be able to restrict the time of day your employees are allowed to enter the building. Moreover, you’ll make sure that only authorized personnel can gain entry.

If your building already has measures to restrict access outside, you might also consider adding restrictions to where different staff members can work indoors. This is particularly useful when your industry has security concerns managing records or personal information. That might be filing cabinets or even the IT room housing your servers. There’s no reason for people to accidentally wander into these spaces, much less walk inside with more sinister intentions.

Extra Precautions for Commercial Security

When your access code solutions are intentionally-designed for your site, then you might start to explore video surveillance too. You can choose a system that will either record still images or document complete video evidence. Again, there are applications for both interior and exterior security. No company wants to assume the worst. But if an incident ever does occur, you’ll want to be able to provide your local law enforcement with as much evidence as possible for the investigation.

Depending on your industry, another part of your entryway’s security might be to have an EAS tagging solution to prevent shoplifting. Every retailer wants to minimize their risks. Installing an EAS detection system at your store’s entrance helps create an environment that detours would-be shoplifters as soon as they enter your space. There’s no mistaking an EAS antenna system. Having them at the front of the store helps signal that your company takes security seriously.

Enhanced Telecommunications—We Know Building Security

Our entire focus here at Enhanced Telecommunications and Data is to deliver technology solutions that improve the day-to-day operations of commercial sites and businesses. That also means we work from the inside out! We have solutions for your company’s IT infrastructure and indoor access codes, as well as other systems that can be applied outside, like your surveillance cameras.

Your building’s access control solutions are a great long-term investment for making sure all of your assets are protected. In addition, you’ll also be lowering your liability.

If you’re interested in learning more about the latest developments, please don’t hesitate to send us a message. Then our team can schedule a site visit and consultation to really maximize your security efforts in the most affordable, logical ways!

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