August 10, 2018
Egress Access Corridor

Maintaining Accreditation: What is Allowed in an Egress Access Corridor?

Health care facilities are in constant use. Equipment is always moving and storage is tight. It can be difficult to keep egress corridors clear on a regular basis. This is one reason the Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) prescribed by the Joint Commission require daily inspection of any egress routes. There are some important questions […]
December 14, 2017

Use Smart Cards to Track Personnel Flow in a Facility

Tracking personnel flow in a large facility can be difficult. It’s made easier by using smart cards. These are cards that carry a microprocessor. This microprocessor can interact with access control card readers and provide information to an automated system that’s built to record and log personnel movement. In the event of a theft or […]
December 11, 2017

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Card Access

Electronic card access can break down into a few different categories. Each is more secure than the last, but let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages each type of electronic card access brings to the table when securing your campus or facility: Magnetic Stripe Cards These are good for low level security. They can keep […]
December 8, 2017

Mechanical vs. Electronic Combination Locks

Ah, combination locks. We’ve been using them since grade school. They’re good to secure lockers against a snooping classmate, but are they enough access control to secure important documentation or valuables in your business? If not, how can we upgrade them to ensure that they are? Mechanical Combination Locks Combination locks fall into a few […]
December 7, 2017

Are Locks and Keys Enough to Keep Secure Anymore?

You may be debating about the pros and cons of physical access control. Yet it’s not a new concept. Chances are, unless you leave your business or campus buildings unlocked, you’ve already been using a form of access control for years. The Limits of Lock & Key Locks and the keys that open them are […]
November 20, 2017

Advantages of a Public Address System

A public address system gives you an immediate way to address everyone at a given location. Even though it’s a more traditional form of communicating to large groups of people, it still offers advantages over modern formats. Public address systems easily cut through background noise: chatter, music, even loud local noises. Not only this, people […]
August 25, 2017

4 Benefits of Keycard Access Control

4 Benefits of Keycard Access Control Keycard access control offers some advantages over cardless access control. It isn’t superior or inferior, it’s simply a different choice with different strengths. The key is to match those strengths to what your business needs. There are advantages to having a keycard access control system: No Unauthorized Written Records […]
August 25, 2017

4 Benefits of Cardless Access Control

4 Benefits of Cardless Access Control There are many types of access control that businesses can use. From straightforward approaches like keycards to incredibly stringent access control systems like fingerprint scanners, they run the gamut when it comes to confirming identity. There are certain advantages to a cardless access control system: Many Types For many, […]
July 24, 2017

The Three Biggest Benefits of an Access Control System

The Three Biggest Benefits of an Access Control System You already know you want to improve security for your building. It’s the best way to help your employees feel a bit safer, and that’s a win for everyone. One way to do that is through an access control system installed by CES. Not sure you’re […]