Access Control is one of those functions that many clubs “set and forget”. From our observations most of the Access Control Systems in operation across clubs are pretty old – anything up to about 20 years old!
Don’t get me wrong, they are still working and serving their purpose – despite their age, they are pretty good.
Should they be updated, upgraded? And, if so, when?
Well, clearly, changing systems whenever there is an improvement in technology is completely out of the question – technology changes so fast attempting this would drive you crazy … and send you broke!
And waiting for the system to fail places a pretty big risk on your business. Remember the old saying:
“The true cost of your system is discovered when your system fails.”
So, upgrading your access control should happen somewhere between these two extremes. Only you can really determine that point – it depends on many things including your appetite for risk.
But for some clubs – maybe many – decades have passed since they installed their Access systems. And so, there has also been decades of innovation, development and improvement. This is true for both software and hardware … and in the case of Access Control it is the software that is most noticeably approaching its “retirement age”.
More robust, powerful, and easier-to-operate software is readily and affordably available – and often there is no need for hardware replacement.
In the view of Steve Van Zwieten, Exact Technologies CEO, there a number of options you could consider if you are thinking of upgrade:
“The technology advances for access control have been incredible. Exact offers 3 systems – Gallagher, TecomC4 and Inegriti – each of them exceptional. I think a lot of clubs run TITAN and probably would benefit by taking a look at TecomC4. It would bring them a few generations forward.
Steve was referring to TecomC4 management software, from Interlogix. From a single interface you can manage single or multiple site facilities – incorporating intrusion, access control and surveillance.
There are many impressive features of TecomC4 including:
- Manage and control multiple sites.
- Intuitive user interface for all devices.
- Manage & control alarms from devices.
- Native support of 3rd party devices.
- Dynamic floor plans.
- Database partitioning for multi-site operations.
- Built-in event history.
Listing all the benefits is great but, really, it doesn’t do justice to the system’s capabilities – a live demonstration will give you a clear picture. You can see the system at work, touch and feel it, ask questions and learn more about how it would fit your unique circumstances and needs.
With technology changing so rapidly it really is important to review your systems and look for improvements – especially when age may be starting to slow them down.
And having a system demonstration gives you a new perspective, particularly if the demonstration is from someone with expertise in installing and operating all types of security technology and with extensive experience in hospitality and gaming.
EXACT TECHNOLOGIES is the perfect partner for that conversation and will come to your venue to also demonstrate a system that offers features a step ahead of competitors.
Contact us today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation – or click here, submit your details and we’ll contact you. Or just call us on 1 300 802 298
Exact’s experience and expertise in clubs, pubs and licensed venues is extensive and the ideal team to look to when you’re considering technology for your venue.
For more information contact Steve Van Zwieten
Phone: 1 300 802 298