Regular Maintenance Is A Must For Any Access Control System
May 14, 2018 | 2627 Views
Access Control Systems have become an integral part of building security around the world. Along
with providing security to the premises, Access Control Systems also provide several other helpful
utilities. Like every piece of equipment, they too require regular maintenance and upgradation.
Now, when we say Access Control Systems need routine maintenance, we don't imply just hardware,
but also the management of central system processes, door and card reader maintenance and
diagnosis of the Access Control Database.
Over the years, Solus Security Systems has observed that database maintenance is the most
neglected aspect when it comes to Access Control System maintenance. The database stores all the
critical information regarding employees and potential threats. It is the database that decides who
gets access to the facility and who does not. At times, employees who leave the company do not
return their key cards, sometimes key cards are lost, or get stolen, and this information must be
accurately updated in the database regularly, otherwise, it can lead to a security breach and the
Access Control System will not be able to avert the intrusion. Biometric details of previous
employees need to be removed from the system as well, to prevent a security breach.
Another important point is the change in employee designations, or department transfers or project
handovers. All these important transactions need to be updated on the database for the effective
functioning of the Access Control System. Such important updates should not be incorporated on a
quarterly or annual basis but should be updated every month. It can be a challenge to make these
changes in-house, in which case one should seek help from the Access Control Department. Solus
Security Systems prides itself on having the best maintenance service available for your Access
Regular backups are mandatory for any organization. Arrangements should be made to revert your
system to the last backed-up version in case a data or system failure occurs. Manually uploading
data can be a time-consuming process and give rise to unnecessary errors. Generally, backups are
scheduled every month; however, it is not unusual to schedule backups every week if you think your
company needs it.
All the pieces of hardware and the database are connected via software. This software platform also
needs maintenance from time to time. Over time, some of the code files may break down, in which
case these need to be checked by running a full-system diagnosis and replace the broken code files
with functioning ones. Software products face a threat from virus attacks, malware, and other bugs,
you need to make sure your software is well protected against these threats and have an updated
anti-virus system as well.
Last but not the least, all your hardware equipment also needs to be diagnosed. The doors, card
readers, connections lines, servers, biometric scanners, and any piece of hardware should go
through a full-diagnosis regularly to ensure they haven’t been tampered, and to replace parts that
aren’t working as per requirement. Making sure these minute changes are made over regular
intervals can help avert bigger disasters and avert major potential security threats. So, ensure you
boost your security system’s immunity by routine maintenance and take counsel from a reputed
Access Control Department such as Solus Security Systems.
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