We’ve spent a lot of time talking about card reader technology, and how it could enhance the print solutions in your business. But while we would focus on the print side (let’s be honest), it’s important not to forget that card readers can be found in all sorts of other areas of business. So today we’re going to take a break from talking about printing, and instead share with you 3 ways secure card reader technology could benefit your business or organisation.
There is a reason we’ve said academic libraries here, and no libraries in general, and that’s because, while some public libraries are experimenting with card reader technology, it isn’t going to have a huge impact on the way things are run. But in an academic library setting, it’s essential to keep track of books that are taken in and out, ensuring that only students of that institution have access, and tracking things like due dates and fees owed. In a lot of places this is done using a combination of passwords and lots of ID cards, which can end up getting lost in the flurry of other cards students need to carry. But with secure card reader technology, all access requirements could be built into the basic student ID card – so students would only need to carry one card. With this, they could swipe to gain access to the library, scan it to log into the library computers and use it as a way of taking out books, booking study rooms and more.
Be honest now, how many times have you lost a key in your life? For some people it’s just the once, and for others it’s many, many times, depending on what kind of person you are. But keys are generally something that tends to get lost. We’ve found that businesses who utilise lockers on premises end up replacing thousands of keys each year that get lost. That adds up to a lot of cost and time. But with an integrated card reader system, staff lockers can be opened using the same key card they use to access the building and do their printing. This eliminates the risk of forced entry and theft through broken locks, and helps users simple manage the number of things they need to carry.
Increased Building Security
A lot of businesses forget that when it comes to protecting your business data, the security of your premises is an important factor. After all, data theft can and does occur because a thief has walked in off the street and subtly taken an important document. That’s why a lot of buildings have security systems. Our card reader solution can not only help you control access to the main building, but also to individual areas of the building as well. For example, if you run an office building with multiple occupants, you want to make sure people can only access their authorised areas. If you place card reader entry systems on the key doors, you can programme each individual’s card to only open their specified doors and the main entrance door. This system can be easily installed on doors or even in elevators, so that only approved employees can reach certain floors. If your business is handling a lot of sensitive information, this can often be enough to deter data thieves.
Of course, there are so many more applications to card reader technology that we could talk about – but then this blog would take days to read! But one of the key benefits for us will always be the use of flexible, secure print solutions within your office. If you would like to know more about how card reader technology could benefit your business, or to get a quote for installation, just get in touch with the team at Tipac today.