Capacity control systems have become an essential tool for ensuring security in company buildings. This is especially relevant, considering the current health situation with the coronavirus. In this post we explain what these mechanisms consist of and why they are so important for organisations.
What is a capacity control system?
Capacity control systems are technological devices used to monitor entrances and exits in certain areas of buildings, by using devices such as turnstiles or Bluetooth or proximity access controls with a numeric keypad. This helps to protect work areas and reliably measures the flow of people, while ensuring only authorised persons can enter.
Unlike other access management mechanisms such as electronic locks (differences), capacity control systems are often employed in areas used by groups, such as main building entrances, car parks, meeting rooms, food and rest areas and lifts.
Advantages of capacity control systems for companies
Many companies can benefit from installing these systems, due to the positive impact they have on a wide variety of aspects. The main advantages are:
The main objective is to ensure only internal and external personnel authorised by the company can access corporate areas. This helps to prevent theft and accidents. In addition, capacity control systems provide statistics on the entrances and exits over time and the identity of visitors.
- Capacity limitation
The global Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in new health requirements for companies. These systems are ideal for limiting the capacity in certain rooms, guaranteeing that the number of people allowed by the authorities is never exceeded .
- Time record
The technology incorporated by the most advanced capacity control systems makes it possible to record employee working hours simply and efficiently, by recording work check in and out time, thus complying with the criteria established in current legislation.
Many companies can benefit from the possibilities of capacity control mechanisms, as they are adaptable to all kinds of areas. They can be installed in places as varied as offices, hotels, industrial buildings, institutional buildings and culture, leisure and sporting complexes.
- Efficiency and savings
The use of capacity control systems reduces the costs associated with hiring surveillance and security personnel. In addition, its integration with software programs and Gateway devices facilitates remote, real-time management of access flows from a computer or smartphone.
Types of capacity control systems
Recently, capacity control mechanisms have been incorporating increasingly advanced technology in combinations that offer greater possibilities of use. Some of the most efficient systems are:
These are the most modern devices. Bluetooth, Code, Proximity and Online access controls allow authorised persons to enter buildings and common areas simply and easily using a smartphone app .
- MiFare RFID proximity devices
Proximity access controls allow entry and exit through the use of cards, key rings or any other object fitted beforehand with the corresponding credentials.
- Numerical code
This is the most traditional model. Numerical keypad access controls prevent anyone who does not have the password or PIN code provided by the company from activating the opening mechanism.
Installing the most suitable capacity control systems for each company requires a professional study of the characteristics of the building features and functional needs of the work areas. If you want us to help you guarantee maximum security in your workplace, please do not hesitate to contact us.