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Steps for updating the access control system

November 7, 2019

Building your team, evaluating possible integration with current system and selecting the right product are the key steps to replacing or revamping an access control system, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

Once the decision is made to replace the access control system, a multi-disciplinary team should be formed to select the system that best meets the needs of the building or campus.

The team should identify the facilities that will get the system and determine use, functionality, important features, card reader types, credential usage, alarm monitoring, and alarm response.

When evaluating system manufacturers, consider: company reputation, video management integration, access control system features, mobile capabilities, system demonstration, multi-site product architecture, certified integrators, references, reporting, and favorable pricing.

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