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The Importance of Access Control

Is your business or other property still using standard keys to let people in and out? Enhance your property’s security and safety with an access control system. The locksmith professionals at ARCO Lock & Security can install your new control access system. 

What is access control?

Access control refers to any system that controls the access into a particular building or area. An access control system is designed to both restrict access to an area as well as monitor who is going in and out. Through access control, businesses and other properties are able to keep unauthorized persons out of restricted areas, track employee movements, and keep track of visitors. The most common access control systems grant access via electronic cards or codes, but these systems can even use something as unique as a fingerprint to identify the person requesting access.

Why is an access control system so important?

Limited Access

One of the most important abilities access control systems grant to business owners, property managers, and others is the ability to keep unauthorized or unwanted people out. Building security relies much on who is allowed in and out, and access control takes care of this from the front door. Say you have a code access control system setup on a warehouse, and someone tries to break in. The system will record who it was (if a personal code was attempted), the time, how many attempts there were, etc. Individual cards or codes can also help you keep specific employees or visitors limited to specific areas if need be.

No Keys

There are a number of benefits to a keyless system, but the most important is also the simplest. If the access control system does not take a key, then there is no risk of that key falling into the wrong hands. Lost or stolen keys can be a major security threat for a business, but your employees can’t misplace a four to six digit code or a fingerprint.


Depending on the building, there may be a lot of foot traffic going in and out throughout the day. Access control systems assist with safety by monitoring who is coming in and going out, at what times they are doing so, what areas they are accessing, etc. If you are a building owner who struggles to meet the legal requirements for building health and safety, a control access system may be the perfect solution for you.

Other benefits of access control include the following:

  • Simplify payroll by tracking employee hours through an access control system.
  • Many systems work in conjunction with other security measures, such as cameras.
  • Quickly and conveniently lock down your building in the case of an emergency.
  • Save time by eliminating the need to “buzz in” your building staff.
  • Monitor and restrict the use of your building’s parking lot or garage.

Are you ready to invest in an access control system for your business or other property? The locksmiths at ARCO Lock & Security have the experience and industry knowledge required to help you identify the ideal system for your building and install that system. Visit our access control page to learn more, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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