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How to Improve Efficiency With Access Control

Reliable, high quality access control systems offer numerous advantages for small businesses. Today, enterprises around NY and New Jersey strive to incorporate lean, efficient management technologies throughout their operations. Access control technologies assist this process.

Some Benefits of Access Control Technologies

By using a customized, fully-integrated access control system, even small firms achieve significant advantages. Access control systems help ensure that only authorized personnel gain admission to restricted areas, and that companies monitor inventory, products, facilities and many other assets on a 24/7 basis. Usually these systems offer real time environmental feedback, also. They greatly enhance security.

Just consider the impact of this technology on three areas: employee safety, inventory maintenance and mobility. During former eras, the expense of dependable access control technology largely limited the utility of these systems. Today, lean, agile small enterprises also employ these sophisticated tools to compete more effectively in global markets.

Access Control for Employee Safety

Many access control systems contribute to greater employee safety. Particularly in manufacturing and industrial settings, physical hazards sometimes exist for workers assigned to perform plant functions.

Access control systems enable managers to monitor the environmental conditions within each area of the building more effectively. If adverse environmental conditions develop, or machinery stops working, managers obtain feedback immediately. Preventing just a single accident may justify the cost of installing a new, fully-integrated access-control system.

Inventory Maintenance

Companies that install tailored access control systems frequently witness benefits in terms of easier inventory maintenance and reduced inventory attrition, too. Only staff members with a need to enter designated areas should obtain access to certain inventories. Instead of conducting an exhaustive inventory audit simply to assess purchasing needs, the firm can delegate more inventory maintenance tasks to its computerized access control system.

This process reduces the demands upon staff time, freeing employees to focus on other tasks. It also helps ensure that items in stock do not exceed expiration dates. Reliable access control environments also help reduce internal pilferage losses.

Improved Mobility

Another benefit of a dependable access control system on a company-wide basis concerns the ability to integrate this type of program more effectively with mobile technology and customized reporting systems. Most managers appreciate the ability to check inventory on a frequent basis, even while away from the office. Additionally, the ability to review inventory contents from a distance may enhance purchasing and sales decision-making.

For example, if a company sales manager visits a trade show and meets vendors interested in reviewing samples of specific products, company representatives need to know that specific model numbers remain in stock. A sales staff with the ability to access inventory control data remotely can predict product availability dates more accurately, and close sales more effectively.

Conclusion: A Must-Have Technology

Most small firms benefit from using access control technology to compete more effectively with larger enterprises. By taking the time to explore this market carefully, your firm can attain impressive efficiency benefits.

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Steven Capogna

Steven is the owner and President of Alarmingly Affordable, a Staten Island security company focused on access control, video surveillance and other integrated systems for commercial, institutional, and residential applications.
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