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Security Entrances: Your First Line of Defense

July 12, 2017  |  News , Security
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Keep Your Facility's Entrance Safe at All Hours

Security entrances provide many benefits, from inhibiting workplace crime to violence. There are various opinions and ideas on how to navigate security entrance details. However, when it comes to a basic strategy for security and protection, most can agree that a layered approach is the ideal option.

For almost all workplace buildings and facilities, the first line of defense is the entrance. It is essential to make sure that these entrances are well-protected at all times. The main goal is to provide authorized access and to prevent unauthorized access. 

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Why a Security Entrance Is Safer Than Standard Swinging Doors

Standard swinging doors with locks and an access control system help in blocking unauthorized personnel. However, there are still some flaws in that set-up. Without a security guard supervising that area, it is very easy for unauthorized personnel to “tailgate” or “piggyback” behind someone who has access to enter and work their way into the building.

A way to combat this issue is to replace traditional swinging doors and locks, installing security revolving doors or turnstiles in their place. The key difference between a security entrance and a standard swinging door is that a security entrance will only allow one person to pass at a time; and that person will need authorized credentials to enter.

Seamlessly Incorporate into Your Existing Systems

Turnstiles and revolving doors are also easily integrated with other systems, such as intelligent building systems, logical access controls, incident management systems, and other analytics. All of these systems intercept unwanted intruders, keeping them from entering the building.

Additionally, aside from the security benefits that these systems offer, these security entrances add a measure of prestige and attractiveness to a facility; qualities that cannot be matched by some of the more traditional and utilitarian security barriers available.

Keep Intruders Off the Premises

Ultimately, the strongest defense against intruders and unauthorized personnel is to install the best security systems possible. Turnstiles, revolving doors, and mantrap portals are the most powerful systems to prevent “piggybacking” and “tailgating." Upgrading your security entrance from swinging doors will ensure that your building or facility will maintain a safe environment.

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