Small business solutions with ­Access in a Box

July 2019 Editor's Choice, Access Control & Identity Management, Products, Commercial (Industry)

A new access control solution targeting small to medium businesses has been launched by Impro Technologies. The new ‘Access in a Box’ is specifically designed for small businesses, or businesses with only a few entry points such as gyms, medical practices or retail stores.

The system meets the needs for a simple, yet secure, solution which replaces insecure keys. Mike Shipton, managing director of Impro Technologies, explained keys can be lost, stolen or copied. “Keys increase your security risk because if they’re lost you have to replace all the locks, as the risk is too high in South Africa to simply leave it. However, those same keys can be copied or lent to others and, should a security breach occur, will again require a full change of all locks – a big expense for smaller businesses.

“Access in a Box does away with the need for keys and brings the additional benefit of controlling who can access the premises and when. For example, should an employee no longer work for the business, access rights can be removed in just the click of a button.”

Another great feature of Access in a Box is the simplicity of installation – once the wiring is done, the software can easily be configured on a cellphone, there’s no need for a computer.

“We understand that smaller businesses may not have a dedicated computer for their access control system – so we’ve done away with the computer. You can configure and manage your system from a cellphone, as long as you have an Internet connection. This is great for the business owner, but also for the installer – as there’s no complicated system, special training or other hassles – just a quick and easy configuration in minutes,” said Shipton.

Access in a Box comes standard with all the equipment you need to set up a basic access control solution for two doors – this includes the controller, readers and ten credentials (tags).

However, unlike many competitor systems, Access in a Box is easily and quickly scalable, meaning it grows with your business. No rip and replace required. The controller provided with Access in a Box can scale up to manage up to 16 doors.

Features

• No computer necessary, can be configured from your cellphone.

• Provides basic reports, such as hours worked.

• Add or remove access rights in the click of a button.

• No software to install as it’s embedded free-of-charge on the controller.

• Manages two doors out the box, scalable to 16 doors with one controller.


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