Access Area Control
Access control systems protect cannabis businesses against inventory and profit losses and keep employees and customers safe. An access control system only allows authorized people to enter by using a key fob, card, or biometric. The system also maintains a complete record of every time a person enters and leaves. An access control system helps to keep the wrong people out, let the right people in, and keep a log of all entries and exits. Every employee receives a key fob or badge to enter the building and secure areas. Every time a user presents his or her credentials to a card reader, the access control system logs the event.
There are three types of access control systems available: Role-based access control, discretionary access control, and mandatory access control. Understanding how each type functions helps cannabis businesses select the right system for their operation. Role-based access control designates access based on predefined employee roles. Security managers set levels of access according to specific job titles.
For instance, shift leads might receive access to all areas, while technicians only receive access to the dispensary. A role-based system eliminates the need to assign specific access to an individual. Discretionary access control systems allow authorized employees to grant unique access allowances to each employee. The security manager sets access for individual employees, making it easy to eliminate access when an employee leaves or is fired.