Stand Alone Access Control System
A stand alone access control system has a number of features that makes it the best choice for many small business owners, or for those who want to better secure their homes. Unlike some systems which are linked
up to a network and can record who is going in and out and when, stand alone systems only let authorized individuals in or out of the door. They operate as a single unit (hence the name), and do not have as much functionality as integrated or network access systems, but they are cheaper, and therefore a better option for businesses that do not need complicated systems.
For small business owners, or those that are in safe neighborhoods or simply do not have anything that might entice a criminal to attempt to break in, a stand alone access system may be perfect. They are just as sophisticated as network systems,effectively keeping unauthorized personnel out and letting those with the right code or card through, but they are significantly lower in price.One of these systems can improve an entry point that was previously accessible with a key, so that it cannot be picked, jimmied, or smashed open.
Business owners can even install one or more of these systems,for multi-layer protection. And because they
are not linked up to a network, there is no way to disable the system through that portal. With card readers and key pads both available, it is easy for a property owner to pick the system that is best for his needs. A keypad access control system is often preferable for entry points that only a few people will pass through.The code can be changed often to ensure that no unauthorized personnel gets a hold of it, and it eliminates the
need for a keys, which can be easily forgotten, stolen, or lost.
If something more advanced is required, there are stand alone access control systems that use fingerprint recognition software in order to grant access. These are the most expensive of all stand alone systems, but
they do provide the most security.
There are no significant drawbacks to a stand alone access system. While you can not record who is going
in and out of each door, most businesses do not need a record of that information, the access control
system is to keep criminals out, not to keep track of employees.
With a wide variety of different locks to choose from, it is easy for a property owner to find the system that works for his needs.These are easier to install and less expensive to maintain than networked systems, and
for businesses or homes that do not need a network, they are by far the best solution.