Who would have predicted the vital role a well-designed access control system would play in protecting your employees? In retrospect, before COVID-19 turned the world upside down, we were rather innocent and carefree. Now we are looking at everything differently – including the usefulness of Protector Security’s First Person In access control feature.

First Person In Security 

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian economy is worse than initially projected, with the national GDP growth expected to fall by 8.2 percent in 2020.

The impact of the country’s poor economic outlook on security is two-fold:

  1. Across the nation, businesses like yours are trying to cut costs. With many of your employees working from home, hiring a security guard to watch your almost-empty building is not financially viable. Technology that can help to streamline your business operations while minimizing physical security risks makes far better financial sense.
  2. A rocky economic forecast leads to unemployment which, in turn, often leads to crime. While some crimes, such as home break-ins and assaults, recorded a dip during the pandemic, others, like commercial robberies and business break-ins have seen an increase. Thieves are taking advantage of skeleton staffing and quiet streets. Being able to remotely access, monitor, and control what is happening at your premises makes it safer, smarter, and more cost-effective.

First Person In Safety 

Not only has the economy and related criminal activity been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but so too has the way we go about our daily lives. What was once accepted as normal has been replaced with a “new normal” that involves wearing cloth face masks, endlessly sanitizing our hands, and minimal physical contact.

Now, more than ever, it is a health hazard to have too many people touching the same surface. Having an automated security system to control who can enter what doors during which specified times is an excellent way to limit the number of germy fingers touching the doors of your property.

Access Control 

An access control system helps to keep your premises safe when empty, and your employees protected when they are inside your building. It also defines which members of your staff are permitted or barred from sensitive areas within the tiers of your layout.

Instead of old-fashioned keys, access is now done via an access code keypad or, better still, some type of biometric access system. You can set a pre-planned schedule for specific doors in your company to lock and unlock automatically. This system is often used for buildings that are open to the public during the day but closed at night. Automatic locking or unlocking eliminates the need for an employee to perform this function manually. You can also integrate this with the First Person In feature.

Integrating your access control system with your alarm, motion sensors, and security cameras gives you peace of mind at all times.

How does First Person In work? 

Our First Person In feature allows a door that is programmed to unlock at a certain time to be delayed until a valid cardholder enters the premises. This feature will protect your property by keeping the doors locked until an authorized employee presents their credentials to unlock the building. This extra security feature can be a great benefit to manage access control in your company. 

Our system seamlessly integrates the above features, but it is also set up for constant updates, innovations, and adjustments. This means that all the software in your system will receive automatic updates and that you will be able to tweak your system’s functioning as you monitor it and determine which schedules and features work best for you.

Let us protect your professional premises 

As business owners ourselves, the team at Protector Security understands the years of effort you have put into turning your entrepreneurial dream into a reality. It is no wonder, then, that when it comes to your business, security is a priority. Our understanding of our clients is what motivates our team to deliver one of the best access control systems on the market.

If you want to know more about Protector Security’s First Person In commercial security system, contact us today.