This week we want to discuss an issue many office spaces, warehouses and retailers deal with…accessibility. Having a fully realised Access Control solution in place can be incredibly helpful when managing disabled access.

Firstly, for wheelchair users, you can have automatic locks on various doors and have them programmed to automatically open. This means that once the staff member has been verified, the door can then open for them automatically and they do not have to struggle with handles or carrying items whilst also needing additional assistance.

You can mount Access Control readers at any height and the height of the facial recognition can be adjusted to suit all needs. This can be incredibly helpful for wheelchair users. Also, for people who are visually impaired or have mobility issues in their hands, a reader system can help with any issues that could arrive with a sign-up sheet.

An Access Control solution can also keep certain spaces, such as disabled toilets and disabled showers, restricted so that only people who need access to that space can use it. There is also the ability to control and call lifts from a user’s personal device, meaning that not only could you restrict access to a disabled elevator so that it can only be used by those who need it, they can also control the lift from their phone easily and quickly.

Finally, it gives clearer visibility of where members of staff are within the office. When it comes to staff who may need to have non-standard schedules due to their healthcare needs; the ability to grant access quickly to someone who can cover is invaluable and you can see which staff are on-site incredibly easily in case you need to check someone’s schedule.

Overall, this article is to show how Access Control can help with efficiency, security and inclusivity.