Most people think of access control systems as a tool for protecting facilities with highly confidential information or valuables. In fact, these systems have a variety of uses, not least of which is protecting children in a day care center. Recent events in Newtown, Connecticut, have reminded us of the vulnerability of children and the need to provide the utmost security in schools and childcare facilities without creating an unpleasant atmosphere. An access control service provided by an Atlanta alarm company can accomplish exactly that.
Traditional lock and key systems have many drawbacks, not the least of which is the fact that keys are hard to keep track of. If you have many employees who all need to have access to the facility, you run the risk of losing a key and having it fall into the wrong hands. Additionally, such a system is hard to customize for your specific building: Having different locks for different doors based on a complicated security hierarchy isn’t something most childcare professionals want to deal with when they’re in charge of the health and well-being of many children.
An access control system has none of these problems. Electronic key cards are not duplicable, so you don’t have to worry about employees making unauthorized copies. You can also choose who has access to which areas from a computer terminal, rather than having to manage a stock of physical keys that can quickly become confusing. Such systems are unobtrusive and will remain virtually invisible to the children in your charge.
Contact American Alarm Company at (770) 645-0061 to find out how we can protect your childcare facility with an access control system.