Lower Touch, Integrated Solutions Lead the Way
Access control has always been a key component of premises security in organizations and businesses large and small. The most common methods include magnetic key cards and fobs that are easily programmed and managed by a central system software solution. Many systems also still rely on numeric keypads for entering codes, to allow for temporary codes and backup access.
While these systems may not have changed drastically in the past decade, new technology from other sectors is beginning to show up in access control solutions. What are some that you may want to consider to secure your building or campus in the Texas Rio Grande Valley? Keep reading to learn about three of the latest trends.
Touchless Entry and Contact Tracing Can Be Effective Tools to Avoid Community Spread
The challenges around fighting the spread of COVID-19 have been immense. Yet, in some areas, it has accelerated the adoption of technology solutions that have helped mitigate the problems. One example is the widespread use of video meetings and collaboration to enable people to work remotely. While not ideal in all situations, the success of that in many workplaces has caused some employers to rethink their workforce strategies, which could result in more future opportunities for work from home for many for whom it would be highly beneficial.
Other businesses and organizations have thought of contactless solutions to keep business going. Stores like Best Buy have heavily promoted online ordering with efficient store pickups, where just about all physical contact with personnel or the store is eliminated.
In a similar vein, many areas can be rethought for minimizing physical contact that doesn’t add value. Automatic doors eliminate pulls and touching handles, automatic flushing toilets, faucets, and soap and towel dispensing reduce physical contact in bathrooms, and other examples abound. And these things already exist; they do not require unproven new technology, but do require a willingness to replace existing infrastructure for long-term benefits.
Another technology that is proven and can provide rapid benefits is access control. Touchless access control for secure entry has existed for years. And with the advances in today’s software and integration with other intelligent security systems, it can also help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas.
Keep reading to learn more.
State-of-the-Art Products That Ensure the Health and Wellbeing of Your Building’s Occupants
Gain access to your building without touching keypads or fingerprint screens. Touch-free access control allows you to do your best to prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19. When you think about the number of people who enter your building, touch the access control keypad, and open the doors, it’s no wonder a virus can spread so rapidly.
Fortunately, as a business owner, there is something you can do about it. By installing touchless access control at your building in The Woodlands, TX, you significantly lower the risk factors of an employee or guest getting the coronavirus. Along with social distancing and mask-wearing, your business or organization can play a vital role in curbing the spread of the virus. Read more to find out the benefits of installing access controls.
Have a Professional Guide You Through the Requirements for Your System
Security and efficiency are likely the main reason you want to upgrade the access control solution in your Memorial, TX business, school or office. ASAP Security Services will work with you to implement the needed features to meet your property’s unique goals and vulnerabilities. Leveraging our decades of experience in the security industry, we’ll also ensure your system meets all local and national guidelines.
Ensuring equal access to employment, government services, public schools, transportation and commercial facilities is at the heart of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It should come as no surprise then that many requirements and guidelines associated with the law apply to access control solutions.
Hallway width, signage, and keycard readers all need to match specific requirements. So, how can you protect your property in the best way possible while still providing equal access to all? Our latest blog offers up some essential tips!