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How To Safely Manage Office Access When You Reopen

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 29, 2020 7:35:00 AM

Managing Office Access

With businesses slowly opening back up, managers and business owners are trying to find the best ways to keep their employees safe. One way businesses that are doing this is by customizing their hours so that only a certain number of employees are accessing the property at a time. 

To help ensure that policies are being followed in terms of the number of people allowed on the property at once, to stop unauthorized staff and customers from entering the building and to keep your property and personnel safe, you should consider an integrated security system

Burglars looking for cash, information or computer equipment aren’t the only threat. Employee theft is a growing issue, and it costs Canadian businesses millions of dollars each year

More specifically, you will want to look at controlled access. 

Access control systems are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to protect your business. It will allow you to track who has been in the office as well as restrict access so that employees are only able to come in during their scheduled shifts. 

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In addition, if scheduled employees do not show up for work the doors will not unlock until the security system is disarmed. If employees leave early for an emergency and arm the security system, the doors will lock.  

With a conventional alarm company - they provide an access system that is not integrated. Doors will unlock as programmed … regardless if the staff are on-site or not. And making changes to access levels is simple, which is something we all need right now – for your business to run as smooth as possible so that you can focus on employee and client safety. 

With a phone call to our central monitoring station staff you can: 

  • make changes to the access system
  • add employees
  • remove employees
  • change access levels 
  • adjust door locking/unlocking shifts

You'll also benefit from having your conventional locks and keys replaced with electronic locks, badges or cards and readers. This means: 

  • no more paying for re-keying or changing locks when an employee leaves or keys are lost
  • less false alarms
  • cost savings by minimizing or eliminating the need for security personal 
  • access by visitors and vendors will be limited to those that you grant temporary access to 
  • decreased your liability and risk because the coming and goings on your property will be monitored and managed
  • no more complicated key codes and procedures to update 

Integrating With Other Security Systems

Sonitrol Managed Access Control system seamlessly integrates with Sonitrol’s verified audio and video security system as well as our Central Monitoring Station, who manages the integrated access control.

That means our trained operators will be monitoring your business from any point of entry – not just doors and windows. Just one keypad does it all. Sonitrol leads the way in security technology and our mandate includes providing you with the latest technology available today in access control – from the standard, hands-free proximity card to smart cards to the use of biometrics such as a finger, hand, or retina identification.

For more information on our security solutions and how they can protect your business as you begin reopening, contact us today.  

Topics: Building Access Control

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

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