Imagine you are the manager for a large office building and want to replace your outdated lock-and-key system with a new access control system.
You have done the research and found the perfect keyless system that will protect the external entrances, elevators and individual offices. You have a company come in and set the system up, and within a few hours, the system is active and functioning properly.
Two days later a lightning strike triggers a power surge that damages your system, rendering it useless. No one can enter the building and those who are already inside cannot use the elevators or enter their offices. Bypassing the building’s security system gets everyone back to business, but also introduces a major security risk.
You spent thousands of dollars on a system that was supposed to improve security, yet you are now dealing with angry tenants, an unsecured facility and a tremendous repair expense. How did this happen?