Security and safety are a top priority for any and every business owner. You want to give your employees peace of mind working in a secure environment. How do you ensure protection for your facility? Simply with a dependable access control system installed. It’s one of the most efficient ways to manage employee access and prevent unauthorized visitors. As a business owner, you’ll finally be able to leave your workplace without worrying about the unknown possibilities and dangers overnight.
You may be wondering if an access control system is for your business or facility. It’s truly impractical and risky to give each of your employees a set of keys to the workplace. No matter your company’s size, an access control system is the better option. Why? You’ll save money (and plenty of headaches) if you are not constantly making multiple sets of keys, accounting for them when employees leave the company, and replacing for misplaced/lost sets. All of that can add up over time. It’s best to invest in a system that is minimal risk and maximum security for your location and employees long-term.
What Are My Options?
Access control systems are used in identifying a specific individual with a particular job, authenticate them, and continue by giving them a key to certain spaces or doors that are needed. Nothing more and nothing less. These systems are typically broken down into three types, which include Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Mandatory Access Control (MAC), and Discretionary Access Control (DAC). Let’s briefly look at the differences of what each system offers.
Role-Based Access Control
RBAC is most demanded access control system in homes and businesses. How this system functions is by the system administrator assigning access limitations based on the position they hold within the organization or home life. It is all defined by job responsibilities. Even your security manager will have access control limitations assigned. As the system administrator, you only have to assign access to specific job titles rather than multiple individuals. This frees up the time of the system administrator because they won’t have to constantly be updating access controls when new hires arrive, only when new positions are created.
Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
If your organization or business requires an emphasis on confidentiality of data, then you may consider choosing a MAC. They are commonly utilized in military institutions because only the owner and custodian will have management over the access controls used. A Mandatory Access Control system will not allow owners to have a say in entities having access in a facility or unit while classifying any end users and give them labels. These labels authorize users’ access through security due to established security guidelines applied.
Discretionary Access Control
Differing from the RBAC, Discretionary Access Control systems applies the responsibility on the business owner for choosing specific people access to determined locations. These determined locations can be physical or digital. It’s one of the least restrictive systems since it gives a single individual (business owner) complete control.
As a business owner, you want a trusted access control system that serves the right people at the right time. You want to create a safe environment for all that come through your site’s doors – employees, visitors and contractors. It’s ideal to have a system that doesn’t intervene with workflow, but rather optimizes it. At Tri-Tel, our expertise will help you find the perfect access control system for you and your company’s needs. Whether it’s physical or logical access, we can find the trusted system you’ve been searching for. Call us today to find out more on what we offer!