# Reasons for choosing the right access control system
When considering Safety, Protection, and Compliance, usually, one thinks physical, but these topics not only pertain to physical spaces and property but also digital spaces and property. How often have you heard the saying, "Times are changing"? A considerable part of that change requires adjustments and preparedness.
Safety, Protection, and Compliance are three significant drivers for companies switching to Access Control Systems. Security is critical for all businesses - no matter the size. Whether you store confidential client information, have inventory, equipment, or employees to protect, safeguarding your business's assets should be a top priority.
Access Control Systems are a guaranteed way to be prepared and protected. They allow you to determine who has access to your physical and digital spaces. Access control keeps confidential information—such as customer data and intellectual property—from being accessed by unauthorized users and keeps physical areas protected from unwanted or unauthorized guests. In other words, they let the right people in and keep the wrong people out.
Compliance is another big difference-maker when it comes to security. Hospitals, doctors' offices, and health insurance companies must comply with HIPAA health data regulations. Banks, insurance companies, and any business that accepts and processes credit cards are subject to PCI data regulations. SaaS providers, data centers, or any company hoping to maintain SOC2 cybersecurity standards have compliance needs. Schools under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are required to protect students' records. The point is that many institutions and industries have a legal obligation to comply and protect.
From CEOs to Security Managers, everyone is realizing that having a certified Access Control System increases the safety of employees physically and digitally. It improves credibility, making you and your employees feel more protected and ultimately leading to a healthier company and bottom line.
Understanding the different types and benefits of Access Control Systems will provide you with the correct information and solution for your business needs. There are many benefits of Access Control Systems but first, let's break down the four different types so you have a better understanding of what is best for your establishment. Each type is designed for customization to fit the needs of individual businesses and desired level of security.
Choosing the right system generally depends on the configuration of your building(s), your industry, or your business type. It may seem a little daunting, but there is no need to be overwhelmed. At TCI, we walk you through the whole process and ensure you have a complete understanding and confidence in your exact needs and system requirements.
At the most basic level, Access Control Systems are designed to allow or block access to entry points, whether physical or cyber. It is ultimately the best security for your work or place of business. With an Access Control System, maintaining peace of mind while always maximizing the protection and security of your business is attainable. TCI understands the top three reasons; we understand the need for protection, security, and compliance. We also understand the importance of a healthy bottom line. Reach out to us with any questions, and let us walk side by side with you and your business.