Preventing unauthorized access to your building is essential Posted on: 13-10-2015

Preventing unauthorized access to your building is essential from a security point of view.

Failing to secure your business premise properly can result in theft, anti-social behaviour and accidents.

It may also inadvertently allow people to gain access to company data, customer files and staff members.

Therefore, it is important to ensure that your building is secure.

But how exactly do you do this? We list some of the ways below.


CCTV can help to deter potential troublemakers from accessing the property. It can also help to identify anyone who does create problems.

Staff training

A lot of security breaches can be prevented by training staff to recognize risks and report suspicious behaviour.

It is also helpful to have a clear policy on building access and ensure that all staff members have read and understood the policy.

Teaching employees about security best practice will not only help to keep them safe but will also prevent further problems later on down the line.

If a worker then goes on to breach that policy, then it would help to lend more support to any subsequent disciplinary action.

Access control

There are a number of ways in which businesses can restrict access to their buildings.

For example many people use keypads, a password system, manned security or gates.

However, by far the best technological tool available is biometric security. For example, at Mitrefinch we have biometric time and attendance software, which uses fingerprint scanning to ensure that only those permitted to use the building are able to do so.


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