The basic purpose of pedestrian access control systems is to control the access of individuals at entrances and exits. However, these systems also fulfill many other purposes that are beneficial to businesses. Read about a few of the benefits of pedestrian access control systems below:
The most obvious benefit of pedestrian access control systems is security. There are many reasons these systems are useful in securing a building. Firstly, it slows down the stream of people entering and exiting a building to enable security guards or cameras to see each person that enters and exits. These systems also promote security because of the inability for anybody to access the building. Whoever accesses must have a code or access card. Certain procedures will have to take place to allow access to those without codes or cards.
This is especially true for businesses with large amounts of people exiting or entering the business at the same time. Though pedestrian access control systems do slow things down, it allows everyone to gain access into the business in a timely and orderly fashion, improving overall mobility.
The increased awareness is also a form of security. Pedestrian access control systems allow security to be alert and aware of every person that passes through the doors. What this means is that if a robbery or an incident occurs, all access information will be available to determine who was in the building at the time and will help identify the culprit.