Two Clear Benefits of Contactless Access Control
Access control is a vital security tool for any building. In short, it gives you more control over who is allowed in and out of your site, building or specific rooms. However, delving deeper, there are various types of access control to choose from.
One such option is contactless access control. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at two key benefits of a contactless system.
The biggest benefit of contactless access control – as with any type of access control – is security. It allows you to secure your site or building without the ongoing cost of extra security staff and with no significant impact on the building’s appearance.
However, what’s different with contactless access control is that security doesn’t mean sacrificing convenience. With contactless access control, you swap keypads or buzzers for transmitters or access cards, so there’s no need to carry around a multitude of keys or remember various codes.
This added convenience isn’t just confined to doors either. Driving up to your garage door or perhaps the gates of your commercial property? Normally, you would need to pull up, get out, unlock the gates or door, then park your car.
With contactless access, you can unlock the gates or door from the driving seat using a transmitter, so there’s no need to get out of the car.
Another way contactless access control certainly sets itself apart from the alternatives is hygiene. While keypads, buzzers and even fingerprint readers are strong on the security front, they all require people to touch them to gain access.
Much like door handles, these become some of the most touched surfaces in a building with people coming and going all day. That leaves all kinds of bacteria on them which, as we’ve seen with the recent coronavirus pandemic, can be instrumental in the spread of illness.
With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) as an example, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that the virus could survive for hours to days on different surfaces. Elsewhere, MRSA can last several weeks on non-porous surfaces, while clostridium difficile can survive up to five months, according to Science Focus.
On the flipside, contactless access control doesn’t require any touch – as the name suggests. This can be truly invaluable in medical settings, where hygiene is critical. However, it’s also useful in any kind of business setting, simply because it reduces the chance of germs spreading – whether it’s a global pandemic or just a cold that’s going around.
If you really want to maximise hygiene for your entry and exits, contactless access control can be paired with automatic doors.
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If you want to take advantage of the convenience and hygiene of contactless access control, speak to the team at Selectron. We stock a range of the latest access control solutions for homes and commercial properties.
Whether it’s a single access panel on your home or a full commercial network, our team of security experts will work with you to make sure you get the right equipment for your needs.
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