Technology as a whole is changing and advancing at an incredible rate; Access controls are a great example of these Assets need to be protected from theft developments and have always been considered as a “tool” that allows access to a building / specific area.

While many people still think of access control in these terms, advanced access control systems boast a variety of tools and benefits that are often overlooked.

Beyond traditional security, access control systems can assist any business, residential estate or education facility increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs by enabling integration with a large variety of solutions (ie. Time and attendance, Point of sale integration / cashless facility within a canteen / tuckshop), Visitor management as well as CCTV integration).

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Whether you are trying to protect a business, school or home, hospital, campus, country club or apartment buildings using access control offers numerous benefits with almost no drawbacks to consider.

All businesses and schools, whether small, medium or large, as well as homes have assets that need to be protected from theft. There is also the issue of protecting staff and their property. It is common in buildings that are secured by locks and keys for doors to be left unlocked all day.

This opens up the possibility of opportunist theft and malicious damage. Electronic access control provides the most efficient and convenient way of securing your building, home and assets.

Installing an access control system means that you will never have to change a lock again. One can install card reader, keypad, or biometric systems, or a combination of all three to allow access through the controlled entrances and exits.

Access to the premises can easily be barred if access cards are lost or stolen or just not returned by someone who leaves your company. Barred cards and fingerprints will not allow access through the controlled areas.

Access control offers a secure, convenient, flexible and cost effective way of controlling who has access to your building and when that access is allowed. Access control gives organisations the security they need.
Herewith some advantages of access control:


This is a particular advantage for commercial users. One can grant access to a business for all of your employees and visitors.
Once an access control system is installed, all doors, boom gates, & turnstiles controlled by the system will automatically lock / lock down when they are closed.

Anyone without an access card or recorded fingerprint/s will be unable to enter. If necessary, the points of entry / exit may be set to unlock during a designated time frame.

Access control can also be customized to offer flexible control over users’ access rights; (ie. all staff can gain access through the main door of a building, but access to internal areas may be restricted to those who have a specific need to be there).

Access may also be restricted by time, only granting access to particular users at certain times of day or night. One can also integrate a CCTV and access control solution


If someone with bad intentions gains possession of a physical key, to duplicate that key is simple. In just a few minutes, they can have a copy of the key that will unlock doors that you need to be secure. At the very least, this will mean that you have to reinstall locks on your doors – or you may suffer a burglary before you have the chance.

This won’t be a concern with an access control system. Even if an access card is stolen or lost or a pass code is reveled, you can quickly change the codes and cancel any cards that may have disappeared or delete fingerprints.

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