Site Access Control - Solution Finder 002
Why Site Access Control is Important
Access control systems enhance business security while managing the flow of people through a site. In large organisations with many employees it’s often easy for intruders to be unnoticed. Site access control systems help keep track of who is on the premises, why they are there and where they go while they are on site.
How to Implement Site Access Control
- Use a gatehouse and security guard. A, gatehouse staffed with a security guard, provides excellent site access control as the guard can allow only those who are authorised to have site access. They can keep track of visitors and ensure that everybody who has entered a site is also verified on departure.
- Controlled gates, rising barriers or bollards. Physical barriers help prevent unauthorised vehicular site access. These barriers might be controlled from a gatehouse or they may be remotely controlled from a reception desk. Access control barriers might be triggered by key cards held by personnel who are authorised to have site access.
- Reception desk security guard. A business reception desk can also act as a useful security barrier for visitor validation and authorisation, vehicle and visitor logging and verifying that all visitors have departed from site.
- CCTV Security systems. CCTV systems have become increasingly sophisticated and much more affordable. Systems can be monitored by a gatehouse based security guard or by a reception desk. Alerts can be automatically generated when cameras detect motion during specified time periods, outside of working hours, for example. Systems can even be linked to automatic number plate recognition that will allow recognised personnel to access the site while blocking others.
- Thoughtfully located security mirrors. Convex security mirrors, carefully situated to provide all round visibility, can significantly improve site security. From a static position, convex security mirrors will allow a security guard to see around corners.
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