Updating one’s Access Control System Causes Little Disruption, Security Industry Believes

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Although upgrading a company’s access control system might seem a daunting task that’s likely to bring about significant disruptions to daily operations, the consensus across the security industry is that such a process is either ‘somewhat disruptive’ or brings ‘very little disruption’, a recent report has been able to suggest.

The “Access Control Report 2016: Legacy Infrastructure and Motivations for Upgrading” IFSEC Global survey, published in partnership with HID Global, explains how opinions were mixed as to whether upgrading their access-control solution would be disruptive to daily business or not, with a majority anticipating that it would be ‘somewhat disruptive’, 31% saying there would be ‘very little disruption’ (31%) and just 16% opting for ‘very disruptive’.

One respondent said they had found upgrading “somewhat disruptive to business activities” but indicated that it was worth the short-term inconvenience as it boosted “efficiency”.

“Access control upgrades can be managed with minimal disruption if a phased approach is considered and installation times are scheduled when a site is used less.”, the report’s authors believe.

“ In addition, multi-technology readers and cards can make the upgrade path easy and non-disruptive for a business. On-site administrator training is required to operate the new head-end software (in case this part of the system is upgraded)” they added.

Access Control UK – here to help you upgrade, with minimum disruption

Whatever your requirements, Access Control UK specialists are available to help you get the best from your system. Whether you are expanding your site and require more equipment for wider access control, or need particular management information from employees access records, our helpdesk are on hand to advise.

Access Control UK are leading providers of proximity smart card and biometric access control systems and software for both large and small companies.

An UK-based manufacturer, we have over 30 years experience in designing, installing and commissioning outstanding security solutions. We take great pride in our commitment to provide the best possible customer care and adhere to the highest British and International security standards, which is why we’ve been formally accredited by several accreditation bodies (visit our Accreditations page for more information).

The Access Control Systems supplied by Access Control UK are modular and fully scalable in design, thus allowing you to build your access control system to match your specific requirements, whether you’re a small company with under 250 personnel or a large multinational corporation.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of solutions supplied by Access Control UK, both in terms of hardware (smart card readers, biometric readers, turnstiles, etc.) and software (access rights management software solutions, etc.), just contact us, we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.

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