9 Top Access Control Tips for Office Buildings

Rob Suddaby
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Effective entrance security for offices means managing access smoothly for employees and visitors. Here are 9 entrance control tips for security managers of commercial buildings.

1. Automated Security

Use automated entrance control gates to prevent non-authorised individuals from passing beyond the reception area.


2. Registration

Make sure there is an area where visitors can register and have their credentials checked before being given a pass to enter the building.

3. Identification

Ensure the entrance gates are configurable to accept those methods of identification used within the building and can be integrated with the necessary peripherals.



4. Flow Rate

Find out what the peak flow rate is for the site and select a system which can handle that level of throughput.


5. Safety

Make sure that your entrance system is compliant with local regulations.

6. Design

Find entrance control gates which complement the architecture of the reception area — they should add to the overall design and make it a welcome environment.


7. Return on Investment

Ask your security provider for an ROI calculation which takes into account product lifecycle, uptime and energy efficiency.


8. Organisation

Maintain a tidy reception area which is easy to search and where foreign items cannot be easily hidden from view.


9. Training

Make sure all the relevant members of staff understand the procedures for security and know how to act in the event of an emergency.


Read more about each area in our free guide: An Introduction to Entrance Security for Offices.

Download Introduction to Entrance Security for Public Buildings

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