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One of the most important things we have learned about access control entry from Kentucky organizations is that there is a delicate balance to be achieved in implementation. Specifically, employers want to use access control as a means of keyless entry that both protects the premises and prevents employee estrangement. Fortunately, this can be done by following a few key steps. Here are three of the most effective ways employers can use access control to protect the premises while respecting the roles of employees.
1. Only give access as needed.
According to the most recent Cybersecurity Insiders Identity and Access Management report, roughly half of employers are giving their staff members far more access privileges than necessary. This can leave organizations susceptible to internal theft of all kinds, from data theft, to cash skimming, to inventory loss at the hands of unscrupulous employees.
By only giving employees “as needed” access to areas of the property based on where they need to be to conduct their core responsibilities, employers can dramatically reduce the risk of internal theft.
With a system designed for customized access control entry, Kentucky employers can prevent staff members from entering areas that are not central to their duties, while granting them uncomplicated access to their primary work areas. The staff administrator can change employee access when needed by logging into the secure, web-based access control portal from any connected device.
2. Manage the system intelligently.
Next, employers should work closely with their staff administrators to create protocols for the new access control entry system. Kentucky organizations that care about security should develop clear protocols for critical decisions such as:
- How often to generate reports that check the access logs.
- What to do when an unauthorized person is denied entry to a protected area.
- How immediately the admin should deactivate the credentials of terminated employees.
In addition, there should be a clear plan for lockdown procedures in the event of a live shooter or other emergency. Once the employer has established a plan, all of these functions can happen with the touch of a button.
3. Select the most applicable credentials.
Access control entry is only as effective as the credentials that are issued to users. Whether an employer selects a card or badge swipe, a numeric code and keypad, or some other means should be approached from the standpoint of user friendliness. What type of credential will be the easiest for your employees to adopt? If customers, visitors, or vendors also need access, can you assign them a different entry? These are the types of questions we can help you answer when you contact us for an access control consultation.
To help employers achieve security while preserving employee morale, Modern Systems Inc. can custom design an access control system that meets the specific needs of your organization. To discuss access control entry for Kentucky employers, call Modern Systems now. We look forward to assisting you.
About Modern Systems Inc.
Since 1979, Modern Systems Inc. has been serving Kentucky and surrounding states with affordable home security systems, home theater, camera systems, security and fire alarms for businesses, access control and more. We currently have offices in Somerset, Lexington and Bowling Green and are truly a one-stop shop for all your technology needs.