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As per the new legislation, buildings which are more than fifteen years old are required to acquire and install access control technology in order to ensure the safety and compliance of its inhabitants. With the installation of access control access methods such as magnetic seals, smart cards, biometrics, and other security measures, access can be controlled from anywhere in the building via a smart card or a card reader. Such technology has allowed several industries, particularly financial and legal firms, to implement a controlled-access system within their offices. The effectiveness and efficiency of such systems have helped these businesses cut down on the number of unauthorized entries and exits and have also helped in reducing the risk of loss and theft.

A wide range of access control devices are now available for businesses in order to improve and strengthen their security measures. Biometric reader cards, access control card readers, and proximity access control cards are the latest innovations in this regard. Biometric readers are preferred over magnetic seals as they help in time saving as well as providing higher levels of authentication, and tamper resistance. In addition, biometric readers can be used with the traditional card readers as well.

Furthermore, with the installation of access control systems, organizations are now able to reduce their energy consumption as well. Smart building systems play a significant role in making buildings more energy efficient and thereby helping them to conserve energy cost. The increase in building efficiency and use of passive solar heat and energy management techniques has helped many buildings to significantly reduce their energy consumption and hence reduce their carbon footprint. Hence, access control systems can also help organizations increase their level of energy conservation.

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