Jeannette Sweatt, Boon Edam Business Development Manager for Central, South America and the Caribbean, spoke exclusively with SAFETY SALES and delivered her opinion on some specific points regarding access control in the banking sector.
1. In terms of access control in the banking sector, why is the implementation of equipment that allows regulation, security and control of income of people important?
In addition to being buildings open to customers, banks are places where operative personnel work, this increases the risk of unauthorized intrusion or entry into departments or restricted areas where private and valuable information is likely to exist, hence the importance of separating spaces: some for those who visit the entity and others for those who normally work there.
The access control in a bank helps to separate the traffic of visits with the one of employees through the systems of turnstiles of optical lanes, that besides supporting the flow management, they do it in the aesthetic part, important item for this type of buildings.
2. What characteristics and / or technical specifications should a good system (tourniquet) meet for the control of income in the banking sector?
Everything depends on the level of security that the site requires, when it is very high it is recommended to use a security door, but usually the bank branches use are optical lanes, which fulfill a basic mission, to detect an unwanted income. According to my experience, in Latin America it is very common for these systems to be accompanied by a security guard and usually install turnstiles in the lobby of the banks.
On the other hand, I would like to emphasize in the administrative part the importance of having a service contract, since if financial institutions are going to make a significant investment in access control equipment, a maintenance plan is crucial to extend the service life of the teams.
3. As for architecture, aesthetics, optimization of resources, what benefits will it bring to a building of the banking order, a system such as those manufactured and supplied by Boon Edam?
In addition to installing them, we manufacture the equipment, then we can adapt them to the corporate colors of the bank, this helps the architects with their different designs, it is also possible to graph corporate logo on the wings of the turnstiles. Still, Boon Edam teams stand out for their avant-garde design and aesthetics, an example of which is their Lifeline series.
4. How is integration with other security subsystems?
The equipment is friendly to any access control system, the end customer and the integrator determine which equipment is most suited to their specific needs and the level of security they require, the solutions can be through reader cards, QR code, reader of proximity, etc. We help the client to adapt the device they choose to the turnstiles in the most aesthetic way.