The basic idea of an access control system is fairly easy to understand. Businesses near Miami know that POGO Security is an expert in this technology. As such, we aim to ensure that local businesses understand how this technology works.
Today’s access control systems are different than they were even a decade ago. As technology advances, security professionals recognize the pitfalls and failures of outdated technology. For this reason, it is important to update your access control system hardware on a fairly regular schedule. Although some businesses and homeowners are hesitant to make an investment in new hardware, the benefits outweigh the cost. An investment in security is one that few people regret.
Outdated access control systems are not perfect systems. In fact, they raise some very real security concerns for business and homeowners. The worst part is that many people feel protected by their older security system without being aware of its shortcomings.
Access Control Systems work with a User Interface Device (UID). These devices are often card-readers or keypads near the access point to be controlled. They are sometimes installed on the unsecure side of the door, leaving it susceptible to tampering. A quick internet search of “how to hot-wire a keypad” can show just how easy this is. Newer technology, using Bluetooth, allows the UID readers to be installed on the secure side of the access point. It is important to make sure your reader cannot be hacked. If not, then a security threat could essentially unlock the door after finding the codes used to open the access point.
Granted, not every access point requires the highest security. And often, the most secure systems cost more money. Security Installation Specialists help determine what level of security is needed for an access point and recommend technology that is the most affordable. For example, banks, schools, and airports may require a higher level of security than perhaps a general office space. Security specialists can work within a variety of budgets to draft a solution that works.
Access Control Systems aren’t just for businesses, warehouses, and public facilities anymore, either. Today, people are using keyless access to protect a variety of locations – even their homes. The beauty of access control systems is that they can be set up to give various parties different levels of access. Often those requiring full access to a facility are few – the owner, the CEO, the custodian. Everybody else needs limited access. This protects both resources and information.
We at POGO Security are the experts in providing security solutions to Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, and Miami Lakes and beyond. No matter your unique situation, we are prepared to create a plan to protect your property and assets. Schedule a consultation today to get started.