Getting Back to Business Safely Post COVID-19

Getting back to business post COVID-19
George Schneck
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We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way companies all over the world do business. Now that businesses are slowly opening back up, the health and safety of your employees, their families, and visitors are more critical than ever. Every business needs a solution that protects everyone.

Security systems such as access control are the perfect solution to this very new business problem. Access control is an essential component of most security systems and can help you create new policies and procedures on how people access your business.

Physical Access Control

Access control goes far beyond limiting physical access to your business. It’s a vital security system you need anywhere you want to restrict people from entering or exiting as well as using a physical asset. It could be a room, a supply closet, cabinet, or even equipment you want to restrict access to.

Access control ensures that residents, employees, and guests can go where they need to but can’t get into places they’re not authorized to. Basically, effective access control systems help you manage large amounts of people who have varying authorizations to all or part of a building or complex such as:

  • Airports
  • Hospitals
  • Fitness centers
  • Government or corporate offices
  • Hotels
  • Multi-tenant buildings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • University and college campuses
  • Warehouses
  • Research centers
  • And more

Radio-Frequency Identification-A Popular Access Control Solution

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) key fobs and care are one of the most popular access control solutions. RFID technology gives users quick and secure access to the buildings and rooms they need to get into. It’s a simple and economical solution that is easy to manage and use.

Users can enter or exit a facility by simply flashing their fob or badge in front of the reader. They can use one ID to access everything they need to including business systems and physical assets like storage closets and parking garages.

Once an employee or visitor enters your facility, their access is tailored to their needs so they can only enter the areas they are permitted to.

There are many options for RFID readers. The best card readers:

  • Easily integrate into physical form factors where you need to use them such as a wall mount, turnstile, or door panel.
  • Provide flexibility so you can use them for a variety of applications such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Easily update remotely so you can save time and money.

The user never needs to touch the card reader, so you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination, and you can manage the whole system effortlessly. If you’re still using traditional lock and keys, you’ll have problems following social distancing guidelines. It’s time to upgrade your security to include the latest access control.


Founded in 1960, Security Instrument Corporation, a privately held U.S. Corporation, provides electronic security and life safety detection and associated monitoring and support services. Protecting guests, and profitability is paramount in the hospitality industry. If you have questions about how to improve your security, feel free to give us a call today.