Access Control in San Antonio
Commercial property owners and administrators understand the necessity of investing in a basic security system for the safety and protection of their facility. When ordering new keys and changing the locks becomes time consuming and expensive every time an employee or tenant leaves; and for times when more than just an ordinary lock and key is required, customized access control systems offer the ultimate solution in security management.
Free Security Inspection
The skilled security experts at Champion Lock and Safe Company provide free evaluations and a range of practical options customized according to your specific needs. Choose from state-of-the-art security that allows you to monitor and control access within designated areas of a large commercial building or apartment complex; to electronic security options that limit the usage of desks, cabinets or other equipment, installed by our experienced San Antonio locksmiths offering services for any type of organization, large or small. Irrespective of what type of business you are in, there is no business premises that we can’t optimize the security for. If you want a team that will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the best security options for your business’s interests then you really shouldn’t look beyond Champion Lock and Safe Company
What is Access Control?
One may ask, what is a customized access control system? An access control system is a security protocol that combines hardware and software to regulate and monitor who can access a secure physical or technological space. Access control is a high technology system used to secure both commercial and residential entry points. An example of access control is the automated garage door that opens to a gated condominium structure. The door will open automatically for residents when the proximity reader detects an access card (usually a sticker or a key-card) inside the vehicle.
Main Components of an Access Control System:
Access Control Panels - these are the main computer system of the access control system which store all the pertinent information. A control panel usually consists of a circuit board and battery. The number of access points (doors) can be configured here and easily upgraded, depending on your system.
Access Control Readers - these readers are placed at each access point. They function to recognize compatible access control devices such as access cards or keys. Some are able to detect devices while others must be psychically activated (swiping, tapping). Other access control readers include keypad entry readers and biometric readers. Biometric readers are the highest form of security because they employ fingerprint readers to determine access entry.
Access Control Devices - this could be a magnetic keychain that signals an electronic code to the access reader. An example of this is the small magnetic keychain you use to enter a shared gym locker room. These devices contain information about the user and their access rights.
Entry and Exit Hardware - these are electronically powered magnetic magnets that hold an access point locked until the access control panel sends a signal to the control reader that any given entry point is safe to be unlocked.
Access control is one of the most rapidly growing areas of electronic security with ongoing technology developments focused toward on the highest level of protection. Manage the access to specific rooms and areas in your commercial building with a Champion Lock and Safe Company access control system installation that allows you to program and monitor and control access to your San Antonio facility.
Five Advantages of Access Control Technology
Whether you are the manager of a multinational pharmaceutical firm or the owner of a San Antonio hardware store, the fact of the matter is that access control technology can greatly enhance your business’s security immediately. As well as helping to mitigate and reduce security risks, access control technology also helps employers monitor their employees’ actions in a fair and non-intrusive manner. Three of the most pertinent advantages of access control technology are as follows:
- Simplifies Employee Turnover: Whether you are a business with a high number of employees, an apartment complex manager or a student accommodation manager at a college campus, access control technology allows you to easily remove one individual keycard or replace a lost keycard without having to issue new keys to everyone.
- Restricts Specific Access: In most businesses, particularly those of a pharmaceutical nature, every employee is not given access to every office, laboratory or floor. For instance, the HR manager’s office might have sensitive information relating to other employees, while a lab could have chemicals and tests that shouldn’t be available to all employees. Access control technology allows managers to restrict exactly which employees can go where.
- Allows Multi-Location Access: For businesses or college campuses with several locations, there is a lot to be said for using a access control technology which can allow managers, employees or students to move from one premises to another with relative ease.
How can Access Control Security Systems Benefit my Business?
An access control security system is beneficial to any business or personal residence because it saves time and money for future upgrades. Constantly changing keys and security hardware is costly and time consuming. It involves in the employment of locksmiths and key cutters. The security of these systems is difficult to control because people can copy keys without notifying you. An access control system is only customizable to the person who installs it and can be upgraded or changed easily. An access control key is not reproducible unless it is specifically issued. On top of that, our access control security systems also ensures the following important benefits will be guaranteed as standard:
- • Determine the precise access privileges of any employee, visitor, or occupant of your organization
- • Convenient keyless entry and exit with easy-to-use swipe cards or tags
- • Verify the arrival and departure time of all employees and visitors
- • Monitor absenteeism and employee break times
- • Track users in any monitored area
- • Easily remove, change or add users from your computer, laptop or mobile device
- • Eliminate the cost and hazard of lost or stolen keys
- • Improve overall safety and security
Our San Antonio locksmiths customize and install a variety of security systems from basic single locks and numeric keypad systems, to the most comprehensive electronic access control systems available today. Champion Lock and Safe Company can also adapt services to equip any number of rooms and doors at your commercial location with:
- Entryway and Door Access Control
- Proximity readers
Our friendly team of technicians will be happy to answer all your questions about the different options you have available to you. We want to inform you so that you are confident in the choice you make, that is why we offer free consultations via phone, email or in person. These systems are easily upgraded, and our team will be happy to follow up with you to determine if this is something you are interested in or will potentially need in the future. We will be sure to outfit your home or business with the perfect access control system for your needs. . For us, good is simply not good enough. That is why we will always do our utmost to offer the best possible security service for all our commercial clients in San Antonio. Why take chances with second-rate security teams that could end up compromising your business’s integrity, when the premier team offering the best possible service is here and available for you to use.
Biometric Access Control
The future is now when you invest in biometric readers for your company. Using cutting-edge devices such as retinal eye scanners, face recognition, and fingerprint readers, your staff will never have to worry about losing their keys, cards, or PIN when all they need to enter the building is their own body.
At Champion Lock and Safe Company, we’ll provide you with the ability to identify groups or individuals with a variety of access control solutions. For example, we currently offer four different kinds of fingerprint readers so you can get exactly what you want out of your access control systems.
- PIN-less reader
- Large-scale reader (able to detect up to 4000 unique prints)
- Standalone model (not integrated with a central computer system)
- Dual smart card and fingerprint reader
Electronic Access Control
Electronic access control, or, “EAC” systems are used to provide maximum security for San Antonio companies that feel the need to go the extra mile.
With the installation of an EAC system, you’ll be able to keep tabs on everything that goes on within your company, on its computer systems, and even around the exterior of your building—all through a single, intuitive interface.
When we want to suggest the ultimate in access control solutions to our clients, EAC is our go-to.
The Champion Lock and Safe Company team will work with Mac or PC systems, and set up as many tracking zones as you require. Want to go all out? We’ll install interior and exterior security cameras, desktop monitoring, door access control, and more.
And, whether you need 150 access codes or 3500, we’ll ensure you’re all set with the level of security that makes you feel comfortable. Set your staff up with PINs, proxies, smart cards, or all three. All of our controllers are NHMA/ANSI certified, and installed by licensed professionals.
Don’t worry about having to staff a multitude of security guards throughout your building, instead, strategically place guards on each floor and have them managed by one manager reviewing from the main access control hub. Save time, money, and feel comfortable in knowing your data, staff, and company are safe with a state-of-the-art EAC system.
Advanced Commercial Electronic Lock and Key Solutions
Qualified consultation and installation of keyless access control systems for any establishment in the San Antonio also incorporates a range of added security options that include:
- • Magnetic Locks
- • Electric Strikes
- • Electric deadbolts
- • Magnetic shear locks
- • Push to Exit buttons
- • Emergency releases
- • Motion Sensors
- • Panic bars
Improve the Security at any Facility
Whether your requirements include lock and security systems for an office building, apartment or condominium complex, an industrial facility, factory, warehouse, retail store, educational institution, or restaurant, Champion Lock and Safe Company offer the latest security solutions for any type of organization.
Contact one of our qualified locksmiths for a free consultation and to learn more about access control systems that can be customized to your needs and budget. With a long history of delivering real and lasting results for all our commercial clients in the San Antonio area, there is no task too challenging for our skilled team of security experts. On top of that, by ensuring that our high-quality security systems are matched by our client-centered approach to customer service, you can rest assured knowing that your business’ security needs will always be our number one priority. When it comes to protecting your business, you really can’t afford to take any chances with inferior security teams. That is why you need to contact Champion Lock & Safe Company today to guarantee the highest quality level of security for your business and employees. Trust us, with experience in all aspects of the security system, there is no task too challenging for our qualified team.