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securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

I own my own auto repair shop and have done rather well with it over the years. About a year ago, some of the cars parked outside of my garage were broken into and some things were stolen out of them. Since they were parked on my property, my insurance had to cover the cost of replacement which made my rates go up. I had to install a security system to appease the insurance company and provide my customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles would be safe with me. Learn more about securing an auto repair shop and parking lot on my blog.


securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

Key Components And Features Of A Web-Based Access Control System

by Karen Welch

Consider a web-based access control system for your business. Such a system, running on the web, allows you to control who accesses or uses your physical and virtual infrastructure. Below are the critical features and components of such web-based systems.

User Management

A good access control system allows you to determine who can access your resources and which resources or areas they can access. You can use the user management feature to create, edit, and delete user profiles. For example, you can:

  • Create profiles for new employees
  • Delete profiles of employees who retire or quit
  • Update profiles of promoted employees

This feature allows you to segment and secure your resources.

Access Points and Scheduling

Access points are the areas authorized users use to enter your resources. Access points can be physical (think doors or gates) or digital (like web-based applications). Access scheduling determines who accesses or uses your system at different points. For example, you can deny physical after-work access to everyone except authorized management and security personnel.

Audit Trails

Monitor your access control system to help you improve your security, perform forensic audits, and confirm that the system works. Access control systems provide audit trail features for monitoring. Consider a case where you suspect an unauthorized user accessed your financial documents. You should be able to audit the system to confirm the unauthorized access.

Remote Control

Remote control is one of the best things about web-based systems. This feature means you do not have to be physically present on your premises to access and manage it. For example, you don't have to come to your offices to provide access to new employees or to lock out employees you have let go. You can manage the system remotely if you have the system's permission. 

Multisystem Integration

Many web-based access control systems allow integration with other physical and virtual security systems. For example, you can connect your web-based access system with:

  • Your security cameras
  • Your alarm system
  • Your visitor management system

The integration enhances your overall security. For example, you may be able to use the same access point to audit your access control system and view your security camera's footage.

Alerts and Notifications

Lastly, you should not have to stay logged in and keep monitoring your web-based access control system. You should be able to know whether major changes, access, or significant events occur in the system. Access control systems with alerts and notification features allow you to do just that.

For more information on web-based access control systems, contact a professional near you.