Over time, sensors can become faulty and create false alarms.
If these false alarms are not corrected, they will be ignored by security staff, leading to a complacent attitude.
This could result in a genuine alarm being completely ignored, rendering the security response useless in the event of a real incident.
Access control systems are not just for keeping the bad guys out, or keeping the good guys in, it can also be used to support health and safety processes to keep people safe.
Whilst it is best practice to regularly audit, or even better, integrate the Access Control System with the Human Resources System, this is still best practice rather than “the done thing”.
When a person joins or leaves a company, this information is shared with security via either a manual, paper-based or email process.
In the case of a new starter, usually on their first day, they are issued with a smartcard to enable them to access the building in order to do their job.