Cybersecurity gets a lot of attention for good reasons, but organizations can’t completely neglect physical security. Whether it’s a former employee, a random stranger or simply a negligent act by a current employee, data can be compromised in many different ways. An access control system specifically designed to protect your company is ideal. When you’re in the early phases of deciding whether to get one and what features to implement, think about these questions to help you put together the best security protocols possible.
What Should Our Specific Policies Be?
Knowing how tight you want your security to be is the first step. Do you always want your doors to be locked 24 hours a day, where only people with access cards can enter? This could be an inconvenience for your employees, so you have to balance that aspect as well. You may also have rack rooms or other rooms with confidential information where only one or two people need access to. Speaking with access control technicians can help give you some ideas on how to shape your policies as well.
Is Our Current Office Layout Most Effective For Access Controls?
Wiring is sometimes a challenge for access control technicians when installing a system. However, most of the time they can manage any project and deliver exactly what you need. Whether you have one floor with multiple offices or have your team spread out among different floors or departments, rest assured there will be a way to protect your physical space.
What’s Our Budget?
Having a set budget can narrow down some of the features you may be considering. The cost of an access control system depends on several factors, including how large the space is, how many doors you have, whether you only want keypads or access cards and more. Most of the time access control technicians will come to your office and give you an idea of what the project would cost just to give you a starting point to think about.
How Quickly Do We Need Access Controls in Place?
Timing could also be a big concern for you, especially if you are moving to a new office soon. You could consider putting in a basic system upfront, but tell your access control technician your plan of expanding and adding additional features later. This will ensure they can wire the system appropriately to leave room for flexibility in the future.
Anistar Technologies works with both companies and individuals who work in the technology industry. For companies, we can connect you with access control technicians or other IT security experts to help you solve a problem. We can also help those experts find jobs in technology, whether it’s full-time, part-time or even contract work. No matter which side you’re on, feel free to contact us at any time to see how we can help.