Retailers have unique access control needs as they try to secure buildings and the valuable items inside, often with nothing more than locks and keys. Traditional locks and keys provide a thin layer of security as keys can be lost, stolen or borrowed.
In the typical scenario, true inventory protection is a disparate layer managed by the intrusion system, which can be operated by anyone with the PIN code. With multi-tiered systems, access control and intrusion, many retailers must separately determine how to control who enters and who is authorized to turn off the intrusion. The challenge of managing and maintaining these separate systems often results in numerous “false alarm” incidences.