Business owners have a responsibility to protect their property and any private information they hold for their employees and clients. Many security options available make this possible. Smart cards may seem like a small item, but they are an exceptionally efficient security tool.
Smart Cards Control Access
Electronic access control is one of the most popular additions to the security industry. It provides a layer of security that once required a team of guards. Today, the technology makes it easy for even small companies to have control over who enters their property, accesses sensitive areas of the building, and logs onto specific programs.
Smart Cards Save Time
A quick scan of the card allows people into secure areas. Deactivating a single card when an employee quits or is fired from the company is simple. It is also easy to cancel a card and issue a replacement if the card is lost or stolen.
Personalized smart cards also save time because you don’t have to notify all employees when a door’s passcode changes. Employees benefit because they can gain access to the building quickly as well, without having to remember a code.
In addition, the people in the office staff or IT department save time because they don’t have to answer calls from employees locked out of their computers or the building because they have forgotten, or do not have, the latest passcode.
Smart Cards Let Employees Access Information From Anywhere
Employees can use the cards to log into company files when working remotely, which is useful for telecommuters and others that work outside of the office. Smart cards help trade show representatives to keep their booths and equipment secure and make it easy for the employer to track their attendance and activity while they are on the road.
Security and tech industry experts recommend smart cards because they provide a greater level of security than previous remote methods. There is no operating system or hard disk to hack into, so the login information is not easily obtained from outside sources.
Smart Cards Keep a Record
Keep track of everyone that accesses the property or protected files so there is a record if a breach or other incident occurs. The management will have the ability to know who was responsible for the incident for legal or disciplinary purposes.
Smart Cards Are Customizable
Employers can create cards that are designed to their own specifications. The adaptations include what is on the exterior of the card for information and how much data is seen when the card is scanned.
Some companies only use the cards as timecards or front door access. These cards typically come with the name of the employee and a barcode. More complex cards include holographic images and employee photographs and signatures. The cards are often used as a corporate nametag as well and are designed with corporate colors schemes and logos to match their branding.
The customization does not end with how the cards work or look. There are also many ways to wear or store the cards. Most cards are the size and shape of a credit card or business card, so they store easily in a wallet or pocket. Smart cards can also be worn on a lanyard so the employee has easy access to their ID during the workday.
At Integrated Access Security , we design security systems that meet the needs of each client. Contact our experienced team if smart cards are a security measure you have considered adding to your business. We want to help you to find the tools that will guarantee that your investment is always protected.