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Benefits of Access Control

Access control is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to increase security at your business. Whether leveraging cloud or server-based options, we provide cost-effective security solutions that are easy to manage, and scale with your changing needs. Businesses are vulnerable to internal, as well as external threats. Sonitrol’s access control solutions allow you to track and restrict who goes where—and when. Only authorized users can enter your facility, or designated areas within your facility—reducing the possibility of internal theft and external threats, protecting your physical and intellectual property, and limiting potential workplace violence.

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Eliminate Key Management

Change credentials and access on the fly, without the need to create new physical keys or replace physical locks.

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Manage Visitor Access

Funnel visitors to designated areas of the building while preventing them from accessing non-visitor areas.

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Security System Integration

Merge your access control panel with other security systems, such as surveillance, visitor entry systems, and even intrusion alerts.

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Gain Valuable Insight

Identify potential weak spots in your security plan by collecting data on who enters and exits your facility.

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Integrated Audio Intrusion System With Managed Access

Sonitrol New England’s Access Control Systems are managed from our Monitoring Center.  Our integrated audio intrusion system with managed access provides holistic security support with an unmatched set of features, including:

  • Managed Access Control from Sonitrol New England’s Monitoring Center
  • Integrated Audio Intrusion
  • Fire Communicator
  • Elevator Control
  • Doors Status via Keypad
  • Lockdown/Unlock from Sonitrol New England’s Monitoring Center
  • Video Integration
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Sonitrol Cloud Access Control

Sonitrol New England’s Cloud Access delivers broad access control capabilities within a simple, intuitive, browser-based interface to conveniently secure and manage user location(s).

  • Easily view, monitor, and report on any or all events and alarms with 3xLogic video integration.
  • Define multiple security roles and access privileges for individual users.
  • Expand to an enterprise-level with no limit to the number of doors or cardholders.
  • Customize lockdown scenarios across multiple sites.

Types of Access Control Systems

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Cloud Access Control

Cloud access control uses cloud-based software to manage user access without the need for dedicated hardware. While physical access control is an excellent option for high-security buildings, many companies find physical security restrictive while generating high infrastructure costs.

Cloud access control allows for comprehensive control in real time. A facility manager can control access 24/7 and react to changes immediately. This flexibility ensures that you’re always in control, no matter how large your organization grows.

One advantage of using cloud-based security is that it allows you to integrate your access control with your CCTV system, permitting you to explore various access scenarios. With more information at your fingertips, investigations will be easier to solve, and you’ll have increased compliance across the building.

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Biometric Access Control

The problem with using keys or other forms of assigned ID is that they’re easy to lose or steal, which could grant unwanted individuals access to your building. Biometric access control uses inherent personal characteristics, like iris scans, facial recognition, or fingerprints to identify individuals without additional peripherals.

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Keycard and Key Fob Systems

Keycards and key fobs are a simple and effective method of access control. They allow you to control access to the building or particular areas of the building with ease. It’s a scalable system that you can tailor to your specific needs.

The system has some drawbacks, namely the chance of people losing or misplacing their cards or failing to return them after leaving the business. But overall, keycard access control is excellent for companies that require a low level of security.

Industries Served

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Finance

Financial institutions benefit significantly from access control to restrict access to privileged information. A secure facility is essential to protecting vital data.

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Education

School districts count on Sonitrol to keep faculty and students safe 24/7. We can provide you with a solution to separate staff and student access and systems to control visitor access and screening.

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Healthcare

Vast volumes of patients and staff that medical centers see pass through their doors require specialized access control solutions.

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Real Estate

Let us find a more robust access control solution for your properties that allows tenants keyless access to their residential units and apartment amenities.

See how companies like yours are protecting their assets and ensuring employee safety with Sonitrol New England

“Employee theft is a growing concern for my business. The integration of access control and video surveillance is crucial for us to prevent asset loss.”

John Callahan, Co-Founder

Fire Protection & Monitoring

Fire Protection & Monitoring

Our extensive experience with installing and maintaining fire protection systems helps protect your business from destructive fires. Get peace of mind with a commercial fire alarm system.

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Video surveillance

Video Survillance

We can design, install, service, and monitor a security camera system that will fit your unique business needs, as well as integrate with your existing systems

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Intrusion Detection

Intrusion Detection

No matter the size of a company, business safety is of the utmost importance. Protect your company from unauthorized activity with sensors to catch breaches and intrusion alarms

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Access Control

Access Control

Track and restrict who goes where—and when. Only authorized users can enter your facility, or designated areas within your facility—reducing the possibility of internal theft and external threats

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Frequently Asked Questions

Access control systems can be complex solutions. Here are some frequently asked questions

How can access control save your business money?

Without access control, your business relies on locks and keys to control entry into the building. This means that employees must be trusted with keys in order to do their job. If a key is lost or a disgruntled fired employee refuses to return the key, then you have to pay for a locksmith to change out all of the locks in the building. This can be an expensive and time consuming process. With Access Control, each employee is given a fob that can be used to gain entry to the building. If they lose the fob or refuse to return it, the manager of the access control system can delete the lost or stolen fob and administer a new one at no cost.

How does access control ensure employee safety?

Access control will prevent any unauthorized individuals from entering the building. Whether that is someone off the street or a disgruntled former employee, this is an essential preventative measure to keep your employees safe from external threats. Access control can also prevent against internal threats. If there are access controlled doors inside the facility, a building lockdown can help contain a violent threat to a specific area while keeping everyone outside that area safe.

Why is access control so important?

Access control is a vital tool for managing your business and, more importantly, ensuring the safety of your employees. Not only does it allow you to limit the individuals who have access to your facility and when, it can help you control movement within your facility. This helps with unauthorized access, disgruntled former employees, and rapid response threats.

What is the best access control system?

The hosted access control system is significantly easier to manage and updates than a traditional locally managed system. A traditional access control system is hosted on a server within the building. This increases the installation cost, limits the systems expandability and puts the responsibility of maintenance and upgrades on you. With a hosted access control system, the system will be hosted on Sonitrol New England’s server. This means that the installation cost will be significantly lower and you can expand the system to an unlimited number of doors and buildings anywhere in the world. It also means that Sonitrol New England is responsible for maintaining and upgrading all the hardware and software on the system.

See How Sonitrol New England Can Help You Secure Assets and Protect Your Employees

Businesses of all shapes and sizes have trusted Sonitrol New England to provide comprehensive security solutions. We will help you limit risk and liability to help your business thrive and keep your employees safe.