Why you Need Access Control
Access control is the process of selectively restricting access to a particular location or area. This is done for many reasons and in many different types of businesses.
You may not consider access control when you are planning your security set-up. Many people forget about this due to the busyness of the planning process. They do not assume that they’ll require access control measures and instead stick to security measures such as surveillance cameras and alarm systems. However, access control is important.
Security gates are perfect for access control. This is because they are a physical and visual deterrent. Security gates can be installed in a variety of different locations, making them a great choice. This flexibility allows you to easily block off access to certain areas and restrict access to only those who need it.
For example, public buildings such as schools, sporting venues, airports, shopping malls, convention centres, hospitals and other such locations can utilize mobile or portable security gates to restrict access. These locations have large numbers of people passing through on a regular basis. However, these locations also often have areas where the general public is not allowed.
For instance, a school may want to allow the general public into the building for a fundraiser or performance. However, this does not mean that they want the public to gain access to classrooms or offices. By installing security gates, locking them and only providing certain staff members with keys, this goal is accomplished.
This would also be the case in a shopping mall. In many malls, some areas are opened while the rest of the mall remains closed. For example, a movie theatre or restaurant may stay open past 9pm while the rest of the mall closes down at that time. Security gates can be used to restrict access to the areas of the mall that are closed to the public while still allowing access to the areas that are open.
Security gates can also be utilized for access control within a business. For example, a drug store can use gates to physically block off areas that sell certain medications, to restrict access when a pharmacist is not present. A grocery store can do the same thing to block off aisles that sell alcohol, preventing it from being sold during certain hours.
Office buildings can also benefit from security gates. For example, a file room, server room or other location that contains sensitive information can be locked so that only those employees who require access are allowed to enter these sensitive areas.
As you can see, security gates can be installed in a number of different locations to provide security and convenience to many different types of properties and businesses. Security gates are effective at preventing theft because they put a physical barrier between the area in question and a criminal. Other forms of security, such as surveillance cameras, still allow access. Security cameras count on someone monitoring them at all times and someone reacting immediately in order to be effective. Alarm systems also count on someone responding to the crime quickly, before the criminals leave the scene. Security gates, on the other hand, don’t allow a criminal to get into a location in the first place. This makes them a great tool for access control.