Regular Maintenance Is A Must For Any Access Control System
May 14, 2018 | 1453 Views
Access Control Systems have become an integral part of building security round the world. Along with providing security to the premises, Access Control Systems provide a number of other helpful utilities as well. And, like every piece of equipment, they too require regular maintenance and upgradation. Now, when we say Access Control Systems need routine maintenance, we don't imply just hardware, but also management of central system processes, door and card reader maintenance and diagnosis of the Access Control Database.
Over the years, Solus Security Systems has observed that database maintenance is the most neglected aspect when it comes to Access Control System maintenance. The database stores all the critical information regarding employees and potential threats, it is the database that decides who gets access to the facility and who does not. At times, employees who leave the company do not return their key cards, sometimes key cards are lost, or get stolen, it is vital that this information is accurately updated in the database on a regular basis, otherwise it can lead to a security breach and the Access Control System will not be able to avert the intrusion. Biometric details of previous employees need to be removed from the system as well, otherwise they too can lead to a security breach.
Another important point is the change in employee designations, or department transfers or project handovers. All these important transactions need to be updated on the database for effective functioning of the Access Control System. Such important updates should not be incorporated on a quarterly or annual basis, but should be updated on a monthly basis. It can definitely be a challenge to make these changes in-house, in which case one should seek help from the Access Control Department. Solus Security Systems prides itself in having the best maintenance service available for your Access Control Systems.
Regular backups are a mandate for any organization. Arrangements should be made to revert your system to the last backed-up version in case a data or system failure occurs. Manually uploading data can be a time-consuming process and give rise to unnecessary errors. Generally, backups are scheduled on a monthly basis; however, it is not unusual to schedule backups on a weekly basis if you think your company needs it.
All the pieces of hardware and the database are connected to each other via software. This software platform also needs maintenance from time to time. Over time, some of the code files may break down, in which case these need to be checked by running a full-system diagnosis and replace the broken code files with functioning ones. Software products face a threat from virus attacks, malware, and other bugs, you need to make sure your software is well protected against these threats and have an updated anti-virus system as well.
Last but not the least, all your hardware equipment needs to be diagnosed as well. The doors, card readers, connections lines, servers, biometric scanners, and any piece of hardware should go through a full-diagnosis on a regular basis to ensure they haven’t been tampered, and to replace parts that aren’t working as per requirement.Making sure these minute changes are made over regular internals can help avert bigger disasters and avert major potential security threats. So, make sure you boost your security system’s immunity by routine maintenance and take counsel from a reputed Access Control Department such as Solus Security Systems.