Learn how to purchase the perfect access control technology for your organization at the best price.
Just imagine if the same method that grants an employee access to a company building can be used to provide access to his computer system. Or it can automatically provide access to any one of the international buildings the company owns.
It’s possible now, as detailed in “The Technology Manager’s Guide: Tips for Buying Access Control.”
Access control has grown from the days when all it did was provide a key card for an employee to enter the building. That growth also can make it harder to write an RFP.
Here are some buying tips to consider:
- Construction type: Lock mechanisms vary greatly for glass, wood or metal doors
- Emergencies: Include considerations for disability regulations
- Future need: Don’t get locked into a system that can’t be modified or expanded as needs change and technology advances
- Cost: It can range from one-time cost/maintenance systems to annual licensing fees, maintenance agreements and cloud components
You will learn what information you should include in the RFP to ensure your needs are met and budget doesn’t blow up. Plus, you’ll find frequently used brands, problems others have faced and favorite features.