Gate Access Control Cuts Costs, Improves Safety

Submitted by: Susanna Chu

gate_control.jpgWhen you store valuable assets outdoors, you obviously need a fence and a gate. And you must guard that gate. Contractors and other businesses that operate 24/7 have traditionally relied on full-time security guards to do so. However, paying for guards to sit at the gate 24/7 can add up. And it’s dangerous work. Security guards are frequently assaulted on duty.

As a 24/7 construction sub-contractor discovered, there is a better solution. For this client, Radius integrated gate access control with a Redhanded remote guarding system. Remot gate control cut the sub-contractor’s security bill in half.

How does gate control work? Here is a sample time line.

  1. A visitor approaches the gate and either enters a security code or uses a key fob for authorization. The visitor may also call the central monitoring station to verify identification.
  2. Once identification is authenticated, the gate opens and the central station is aware that the user is authorized to be on site.
  3. Redhanded security cameras track the visitor’s progress through the site. If there is any suspicious activity, the operator notifies police.
  4. The operator can again verify identification before opening the gate for the visitor to leave.

Meanwhile, the system can track who comes and leaves, and when, for management reports.

Such a system works well for any business that operates around the clock, and even those that don't, such as trucking, construction, shipping and the movie industry. Industrial equipment storage yards and hydro-electric sub-stations—anywhere valuable assets are stored outdoors—can also greatly benefit from a remote gate control system. It also allows you to receive deliveries on weekends or outside regular business hours.

With remotely monitored gate control, you gain visibility and accountability in your businesses operations. The risk of fatigue and assault, and the expense, of on-site guards are gone. To learn more about integrating Redhanded with any new or existing access control system, contact us today.

 

 

Note: This blog discusses general safety and security topics. It is not intended to provide comprehensive advice or guidance. In all matters of personal safety and security, We encourage readers to research topics in depth and consult a security professional about specific concerns.

 

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