The primary objective of all of our clients in both domestic and commercial markets is to ensure the security of their property and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it. Here at Close Link Security we can offer professional and discreet installation of a variety of security measures including access controls, but what are the advantages of these high-tech systems over more traditional mechanical locks?

Avoid the Expense of Lost or Stolen Keys

Although mechanical locks are capable of securing your building effectively, if the keys which operate them are lost or stolen the cost and inconvenience of rectifying the problem will be significant. You will not only need to replace the keys that have been lost but also potentially require a complete lock change, particularly as the chance of non restricted keys being copied reduces security even further.

Key cards and fobs however can be deactivated if lost or stolen, while modern biometric technology such as fingerprint recognition eliminates the need to carry any type of access key at all.

A Clear Audit Trail

With an access control system you can monitor who comes in and out of your property and when, providing a clear audit trail that you can refer to should it become necessary, for example in the event of vandalism or theft.

Temporary Denial of Access

It may be that you do not want all authorised persons to have security access at all times – something that can be difficult to regulate with mechanical lock systems. With access controls you can set exclusion periods for certain individuals to ensure that they are unable to gain entry to particular areas at certain times – for example cleaning staff who you only wish to have access between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

To find out more about the benefits of utilising access controls for your business or home get in touch with the team here at Close Link on 020 7819 3766.