Access Control in High Demand Due to End of Furlough Scheme
The UK Government has announced that the furlough scheme, that has been in place since March 2020, will be ending. The scheme was put in place to help companies financially throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and has been a critical lifeline for many. We look at what that means for businesses in terms of safely managing their returning workforce.
Otherwise known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Furlough has been gradually reduced by the Government to ease companies and employees back into full-time work. July 2021 saw the support percentage drop from 80% to 70%, while August and September will see the figure drop to 60%.
It has been announced that the financial support scheme will come to a complete stop on 30th September 2021. This puts huge pressure on employers to not only be able to afford to pay staff wages and other expenses but to also cope with the HR matters that come with a full office.
Access control specialists for the return of staff
With the majority of the country’s workforce being asked to return to the office at the end of September, it is crucial that companies are well-equipped to cope with the volume of staff they are receiving. Access Control UK provides unrivalled access control systems to better manage the security of your workplace. Our access control systems give you complete control over who is granted access in to which areas of the building at any time of the day.
Access control solutions
Our proximity card readers, which are controlled by contactless smart cards, are able to open doors for authorised personnel in a Covid-friendly manner while notifying you when a door has been opened and who it was that opened it. With a rise in the number of staff on-site, it is important, for safety reasons, to ensure employees are only granted access into authorised areas.
Access Control UK also offers biometric access control. Biometric access control systems, also known as fingerprint access control, are designed to meet the requirements of those who want absolute peace of mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to sensitive or dangerous areas on their sites.
Additionally, for fast, accurate and Covid-friendly access control readings, our facial recognition system offers very high matching speeds, accuracy, and level of security.
Advanced access control software for businesses
Along with hardware, software plays a vital role in the management of workforces. WinAC.NET is a secure software platform that can be used for any of Tensor’s Windows-based access control products. It can be used for simple door and registration point control, through to a fully computerised global networked access control system.
If you would like further information on any of our access control solutions, or if you would like to inquire for a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our sales team today who is happy to help.