Do you have a surveillance system in place to keep an eye on your business 24/7? Is your company up to date on the best access control solutions to protect your physical location, assets, and most importantly, your people?
COVID-19 has brought many security challenges to SMB’s throughout the world. The need for limiting contact between people, requiring a mask for entry, restricting access to certain areas, and screening workers for symptoms has increased the importance of implementing an access control system during this time. Let’s not forget about the workplaces that have been closed and business owners that are doing their best to manage their physical location from home. Wouldn’t it be great to keep tabs on your office from your couch?
A recent survey shows that office workers believe access control is more important in a COVID-19 world: In the survey of 1,264 office workers, 44 percent felt that access control is more important because of the pandemic. It also looked at how many workers enter their offices. Key cards, fobs, or traditional keys are used by 75 percent of the respondents. 41 percent said a smartwatch or smartphone would be their first choice to unlock doors over any other access control measure. More than two-thirds of office managers are also interested or very interested in managing access to their buildings with smartphones.
It’s clear that while there is much out of our control, it’s vital for businesses to control what they can. Learn how you can take preventative measures to protect the health and safety of customers and employees with access control solutions…
Why Does My Business Need an Access Control System?
Protecting your workplace is always important; however it’s even more vital to take precautions during the pandemic. We recommend that all SMB’s add a secure, reliable access control solution to their IT infrastructure – during the pandemic and as a best practice for security moving forward. “Because workplaces, are prime locations for viruses like COVID-19 to spread, we’ve witnessed a major shift in coronavirus office policies. For many businesses who are now operating with minimal staffing or a fully remote workforce, that means drastic changes to who has building access, and how employees are coming and going.” One Path
At Computers Nationwide, we want to help make your workplace safer and help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to being part of your COVID-19 response strategy, these security systems are helpful in general for tracking the whereabouts of people in (and outside) of your facility, guarding authorized areas that hold confidential information, and helping to avoid legal liabilities.
“Access control is a security technique that regulates who or what can view, use or access a place or other resources. It is a fundamental concept in physical security and information security designed to minimize risk. Access control can be split into two groups designed to improve physical security or cybersecurity:
- Physical access control: limits access to campuses, building and other physical assets, e.g. a proximity card to unlock a door.
- Logical access control: limits access to computers, networks, files and other sensitive data, e.g. a username and password.”