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Planning Access Control for Facilities

Get to know the different aspects of planning for access control and learn more about how to build a robust access control system.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Planning access control for facilities is complex, with many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Before even delving into the various types of access controls, you will first need to do an assessment of your security needs and possible security threats. 

Each facility is unique and will have different assesment outcomes -- so although it may be tempting to skip the planning process, it is highly crucial in ensuring that you can have a robust security system at the end of the day.

What are the various aspects of planning access control for facilities?

Access Control Installation
Security Needs
Facility Security Plan
Single Door Access Control System Kit
Facility Security Guide
Scope of Access Control
Why Access Control
RMA form
Planning and Designing Access Control
Door Access Control System Price
Switching Access Control Systems
Planning Office Security
Choosing an Access Control System
Buy Access Control
Access Control Planinng Examples

Best Access Control Practices for Facilities

What do you need to know before buying access controls?

The decisions-making process before buying access process can be quite overwhelming, especially if one is doing it for the first time. In this article, we tell you how to determine the type of access control you need, and the various considerations you need to take into account when choosing a service provider.

Planning access control? Here are some examples of the plan.

Sometimes, all the information deluge might confuse you more than it clarifies. That’s why we’ve went straight to the point and provided some specific examples of how an access control plan might look like, highly useful as a base for you to customize it further.

Pricing benchmarks for door access control systems

Other than main considerations like the suitability of an access control system, one crucial consideration that is a determining factor is definitely the price. What is considered the best-value, and how will this benchmark change as your needs change? Read on to find out more.

Planning and designing access control

The first step towards having a robust access control system -- planning and designing! We’ve provided a quick rundown on what are the key factors you need to iron out at this initial stage. It is by no means comprehensive, but rather serves as a quick check for beginners to let them know that they’ve got all the main issues covered.

Using an access control RMA form for de-installing and migrating

Unfortunately, not all things go as planned. Although unlikely, there is still a possibility that you might feel that the access control system is not suited for your business needs. Thus, you will need to return it. This article sheds some light as to the steps you can undertake to do so.

Why is access control essential for your business?

It can be easy to neglect access control in the grand scheme of office planning. However, given that access control is the first line of defense against any physical or cyber attacks, it should not be treated as an afterthought. Furthermore, an excellent access control system contributes greatly to creating a positive work experience for your employees. Read on to find out more!

How to: Designing Your Office’s Security Plan

Depending on the size and complexity of your office layout, you might be able to design your office’s security plan without engaging professional services. In this article, we show you exactly how to do so by providing the steps to do a basic risk management of your office.

Is it time to switch your office’s access control systems?

So you’ve got your access control systems up and running smoothly over the past few years. However, access control systems will also need to grow and evolve as your business does. Read on to identify the signs that it is time to switch and upgrade your office’s access control system!

How to choose the right access control system?

The market today is saturated with so many different types of access control system, deciding on one can be indeed dizzying. Faced with an overwhelming number of choices, what are some of the main factors to take into account when choosing the access control system that fits your business needs?

The most important physical access control policies

Policies form the backbone of any rules and regulations, and thus is highly crucial that they are set out well. In this article, we share with you some of the most important physical access control policies and how you could get started on writing them.

Breakdown of the scope of access control systems

Access control systems is a huge topic on its own, with many complexities and important details embedded within. Here, we’ve broken down this huge topic into digestible portions so tackling it will be so much easier.

Single door access control system kit

In this targeted article, we give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the single door access control system kit. If you’re looking for a more general guide on access control system, head over to the ‘Breakdown of the scope of access control systems’!

Access Control Installation

access control installation

Owing to an extensive involvement of technologies in the access control installation, designs and operations, access control systems have become complex and sophisticated. Thus, we've compiled a buyers guide for you to make most of the features and capabilities of the access control system installation.

Security Needs

The security needs definition: smooth, risk-free, and resilient operation of a business. Security needs of a business vary from business to business in terms of their sizes, nature and area of operations. Numerous factors should be considered to establish a robust security that fulfills all safety and security needs of a particular business. Read

Facility Security Plan

facility security plan

The site security plan pertains to the mechanism of securing a space’s physical area, networks, servers, and data. This space, referred to as the site, can include hardware, access control mechanism, records and archives, inventory, as well as equipment.

Single Door Access Control System Kit

single door access control system kit

Single door access control system kit, as the name implies, consists of a single door lock, one entry reader, one exit reader and an exit switch. It is the basic form of security system used among many places around the world.

Read on to find out if a single door access control system kit fits your facility's needs!

Facility Security Guide

Facility security guide

The facility security guide models the procedures put in place to protect a physical location or space. These security procedures protect against unauthorized personnel, intruder detection, and fires. Facility security guides must utilize personnel, facility layout, equipment, and technology. 

Scope of Access Control

scope of access control

Access control system is wide domain of security consisting of physical security and information security. A comprehensive access control system is governed by numerous rules. A few very important regulations include UL294 compliance, NERC CIP compliance, GDPR, HIPAA, NFPA 101, and others. 

Let’s expand on the definition, components and breakdown of the scope of access control system!

Why Access Control

reasons for access control

Unauthorized access to an institution’s assets or data can do serious harm to a company’s functionality, tarnish its reputation and cause plunge of profit. Access control is a must-have security measure that should be among any organization’s top priorities. Read on on why you should care about access control.

RMA form

upgrading or changing access control

What happens if you would like to change your supplier because you would like to upgrade your access control? What are the procedures to follow to ensure a smooth process? 

Read on to find out more!

Planning and Designing Access Control

planning and designing access control

In the majority of cases, access control presents a complex security solution, hence it requires careful planning and design. 

Let us have a look at the key factors that need to be considered while designing access control.

Door Access Control System Price

Door Access Control System Price

If you are about to enhance security and have decided to invest more into your company’s safety, you should opt for an access control system. And how much will doing so cost? 

Read on to find out more.

Switching Access Control Systems

switching access control systems

Is your business growing so fast, that it’s impossible to keep it secure with the available access control system? Do you spend more time on solving security problems, reissuing lost access cards or worrying about lost keys than you spend on doing the actual work? If you've answered yes, read on to find out how to make the switch.

Planning Office Security

planning office security

It’s easy to think that you can protect your office without a comprehensive document that will keep all business aspects safe. However, security plans for offices are necessary to make sure that the physical setting and the cyberspace are secured to be able to respond to daily office needs, as well as to critical incidents, disasters or acts of crime. It’s not the same to design an office security plan for a huge power plant or a small home office.

Choosing an Access Control System

choosing an access control

To find access control system solution that fits the scope and the size of your business you need to adopt a bird's-eye perspective, as well as to gather data and feedback from business and operation managers. That’s a job half done, though. The final and most important decision is deciding between access control alternatives.

Things You Should Know Before Buying Access Control

tapping in to unlock doors

Before buying access control, you need to consider your specific business needs, select the type of access control required to best fit your business model, and choose an access control service provider that will execute the research considerations within an optimal time and budget framework.

Useful Access Control Planning Examples

tapping in to unlock doors

The philosophy behind establishing a well-defined access control plan is universal: Finding ways to identify, authenticate and authorize users within a system with due attention to physical restrictions and probable threats. In this article, we provide you with examples of how an access control plan might look like.

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