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Jacksonville’s Access Control Experts

If you own a commercial business, retail store, or are in charge of an office environment, having impenetrable security and control over who gains access should be part of your security shield. Part of your security shield? It should be the central ingredient for controlling all of the comings and goings before, during, and after hours of your business.

At ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. we have been Jacksonville’s security alarm company leader in creating robust and comprehensive security systems for home, office, and businesses of all shapes and sizes.

But today let’s discuss the use and value of installing commercial-grade access control devices, commonly known as keyless entry security systems.

Access Control

For anyone who has worked in an enterprise-type office environment, modern access control is really a simple concept. Being able to allow or deny access to floors, elevators, and specific areas of your business allows you to have a complete handle on who gains access and who doesn’t. Actually, having locks on doors and old-fashion keys is one type of access control. The main problem is that your control stops there and keys can be duplicated, lost, or stolen and who and when penetration happens is an undiscoverable and unrecorded event.

Electronic access control devices eliminate the guesswork of who and when access is permitted because the event is registered. Additionally, using keycards, fobs, and swipe cards allows the electronic proximity reader to read who is gaining access and where and at what specific time. Brilliant. Advanced systems can even use other intelligent access devices using biometric data such as fingerprints, thumb or handprints, eyes, voice activation, and much more.

Does Your Business Need to Have an Access Control System Installed?

ESI provides free security consultations, performed by highly trained and experienced security technicians. We evaluate your specific security needs and make recommendations based on our professional evaluation. There are many factors that need to be considered before suggesting the installation of a keyless entry/access control system.

Assessments should include the following elements:

  1. Types and locations of all access points to your facility.
  2. Unique locations that can pose a security access risk.
  3. Potential high-value targets such as sensitive, secured information, equipment, facilities management access and valuable items.
  4. Number of authorized personnel, vendor access and customer interactions.
  5. Frequency of usage, times, shifts, and after-hours.
  6. Any restricted areas?
  7. Limited restrictions and personnel.
  8. Facilities occupancy including total amount of operational hours and unoccupied issues.
  9. Expansion plans and future needs anticipated.
  10. Employee directives regarding unauthorized access.
  11. Time management recording.

We also evaluate the business’s future needs based on productivity and expected expansion growth. No one can guess what the future business needs might be, but being proactive and anticipating tomorrow’s needs could save you money. Purchasing the right system, with the right security features, now in advance, might be a cost-effective proposition.


  1. Integration with additional security components.
  2. Remote access control management.
  3. Possible enterprise level solutions.
  4. Cloud-based
  5. App functionality
  6. Cost plus considerations
  7. Expandible integration
  8. Levels of Access Control technology

Why Choose ESI?

Enough said. ESI has been providing cutting-edge security alarm technology for over 40 years, serving the needs of thousands of commercial and high-end residential customers in Jacksonville and the surrounding counties. Our collective mission is to provide the highest level of service, individualized security alarm designs, and cutting-edge monitoring all at an affordable price. Give us a call at 904-388-3975 for a consultation and evaluation of your potential risks and solutions an access control system could resolve.