Controlling who comes in and who goes out of your business’s premises is something every growing business must concern themselves with. Whether you’re protecting sensitive documents or your business’s property, access control can help you monitor your entrances and exits and let everyone you know in and keep everyone you don’t know out.
Gates are your first line of defense
An entrance gate is the first ingredient in a solid access control plan. We aren’t talking about regular swing gates either; an access gate with a card swipe is preferable, but other options exist as well. Pin code dial pads can also be used to open a secure gate, as well as personal ID badges or car bar codes.
Whatever your method of entry, you’ll need to ensure your gate is sturdy and well built. Afterall, if it’s keeping harmful folks out, you’ll want to make sure it’s ready and able to do the job. If you focus on investing in quality materials and installation initially, upkeep costs on your gate will lessen and, eventually, it’ll pay for itself in peace of mind.
An access control plan is only solid if your fence is quality
If you’re looking to monitor your entrances and exits, you’ll have to figure out a way for customers and employees to enter in a definitive place on your property. If you don’t invest in a fence or let your existing fence fall into disrepair, it’ll be easy for a criminal to bypass your clever pin-coded gate and gain access to your business.
Taking time to plan, build, and maintain your property’s fence will ensure that your entrances and exits stay right where they are. That way, you can continue to keep tabs on comings and goings without a hitch.
Customize your fencing for specialized access control
Letting different groups of employees or customers inside your fence at different areas on the property can help segment your influx of people and better keep a record of particular comings and goings. For example, you wouldn’t want your warehouse staff reporting to work through the front lobby, and you wouldn’t want your customers to have to go through unnecessary security.
By carefully planning your fence, you can designate special entrances for different business needs – all the while monitoring those points of entry for anyone who isn’t supposed to be going in or out of there.
The effectiveness of your access control efforts depends on how effective your fence is. Without a plan for fencing and fence gates, you leave your business vulnerable to criminals and other undesirables. Take some time and think about your fence when you sit down to hammer out an access control plan, you won’t regret it.