It’s easy to think that once you install a security system, your business is completely safe. You have the cameras, the Verified Response, the alarms, and the access control – there’s no way that your property or product could be at risk of a security threat with all this, right?
Unfortunately, even with robust commercial security systems in place, your business could still be at risk from human error or complacency. It’s essential to the security of your property, staff, visitors, and products that you keep your business security codes safe and updated at all times. If your security codes are easy to break or find, then your security system won’t be very useful.
1. Give all employees a different code
2. Give all employees a different code
3. Give all employees a different code
4. Give all employees a different code
One of the biggest mistakes that businesses make when it comes to creating security codes is using commonly used ones. While easy to remember, it’s akin to making an online access password “password” – it’s extremely easy to crack
Codes like 1234, 1212, 4321, 6789, and 0987 are some of the first codes that burglars or other threatening people will guess when they try to gain access to your property. With security access codes like this, you’re putting your business at almost the same risk as if you had no access control or alarm system at all. Always make sure your codes are easy to remember, but not something that is easy to guess.
5. Give all employees a different code
Depending on how your access control system is set up and the number of employees you have, it can be very beneficial to change your access code a couple of times per year. This way, if there has been any breach in security, any sharing of codes, or any documents with the codes left accessible, they will be useless to anyone trying to gain access.
If you change your codes a few times per year, you’re reducing the ability for security threats to get your security information and gain access.
Contact Sonitrol for access control systems
If your business requires an access control system, Sonitrol can help. We offer a variety of access control systems for different sized businesses with various numbers of employees. Our access control systems can be used on their own, or easily integrated with any of Sonitrol’s other security systems.
We can help you find a solution to keep your business safe. Contact us for commercial security systems today!
Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security provides businesses with a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire, all backed with professional monitoring by experienced, trained personnel. Sonitrol’s ability to verify an intrusion in real time offers unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement, and is a key advantage, as a growing number of municipalities pass Verified Response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police dispatch personnel to the site. Sonitrol has the best apprehension rate in the industry, at over 170,000 —and the fewest dispatches for false alarms. Sonitrol offers integrated components to customize a solution that can expand easily with the growth of customers’ needs. Sonitrol’s trusted technology and responsive service provides peace of mind and a measure of quality that is unmatched in the industry.
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