In today’s world, the unfortunate reality is that at some point a crisis will happen. Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, fires, and tornadoes can strike with little warning; chemical or hazardous spills are a constant threat; and outbreaks of infectious diseases can spread quickly. Knowing how to respond and what steps to take in a crisis situation is critical to ensuring safety and minimizing the negative impact.
The technology and capabilities built into an integrated access control system can help mitigate, respond to and recover from a crisis situation. The features and functions of access control enable users to utilize a single control platform to monitor the state of a location or facility – both during an emergency situation and on a regular basis. Today’s advanced access control solutions can be integrated with human resources, identity management, video surveillance, parking and other security and non-security systems, all of which provide information and intelligence that can contribute to mitigating a potential crisis situation.
If an incident occurs, System Galaxy’s Crisis Mode allows users to respond to the situation immediately and in a variety of ways. Individual access levels can be upgraded or downgraded as needed; specific doors or an entire facility can be locked down; or limited privileges can be assigned. For example, if a chemical spill were to occur, Crisis Mode could be used to lock out all personnel and visitors from the affected area except members of the hazmat team, whose access would only be activated when the lockdown occurred.
Recovering from an incident can require fast and efficient reconfiguration of the access control system or selected updates/changes to individual access permissions as well as detailed reports of what occurred. System Galaxy’s extensive selection of reports include alarm, door and card activity, who’s-in/roll-call, auditing and many more. Powerful utilities allow the administrator to query data selectively, configure and save unique report filters for future use. All reports can be quickly generated for fast online viewing and printing.
Crisis Mode is one more way that Galaxy is demonstrating our commitment to providing the best service in the industry. Our customers always come first.
Key Benefits of Crisis Mode:
- Immediate response
- Minimized impact
- Post-crisis analytics
- Improved control
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