Chicago Commercial Access Control for Your Company

Maintaining a secure environment at your place of business is one of the most important responsibilities you take on as an owner. Managing access points through advanced security technology can help create a safer, more fortified work space.

Door Access Control System

Benefits of Access Control Systems for Chicago Businesses

Running a business can be stressful for numerous reasons, but security shouldn’t be one of them. Having a tight security plan in place allows you peace of mind and ensures your company and employees are protected at all times. Commercial access control systems in Chicago put you in control of monitoring and managing who enters your place of business and when, even when you’re not on the premises.

SMG Security has made building out your company’s security system easier than ever before. We provide advanced access control system installation in Chicago, IL and throughout the surrounding areas.

Our ability to provide the highest quality access control security solutions has been enhanced through our association with Genetec, a technology leader in access control and video surveillance.

As a dealer for Genetec, SMG Security is now able to offer integration with Genetec’s Security Center, a collaborative platform that enables you to monitor access, track vehicles, and manage security using one system on a single interface.

Types of Access Control Systems

Installing access control greatly improves your ability to manage your facility’s security. For example, by replacing traditional keys and locks with electronically controlled doors, there will no longer be any need to change the locks when an employee loses a key.

At the helm of a card access system, you can easily add, edit, or delete users, or even grant employees certain levels of authority to access specific areas of the building or your personal office. Temporary access can also be granted for maintenance, cleaning personnel, or any other business needs.

Some of our access control system offerings include:

  • Proximity Card Readers – This option is affordable and easily integrated into any access control system. Proximity card readers also allow you to choose which type of security application you prefer, such as smart cards, fobs, or tags.
  • Smartphone Bluetooth Systems – This is a type of keyless entry system, allowing you to unlock doors with your phone using Bluetooth. With most of them, you don’t even need an internet connection to enter the building.
  • Fingerprint Readers – Any type of fingerprint authentication solution is highly beneficial for small and big businesses alike. These systems eliminate the need for key cards or fobs, and the risk of employees losing or misplacing such devices.

SMG Security specializes in designing custom access control systems that monitor and control entry points to your building and provide a database for reporting.

Other Benefits of Access Control in Chicago, IL


With quality access control solutions, you can monitor restricted areas of your business and stay up to date on who has gained access, as well as at what times people are coming and going. Our access control installations also come with SMG Security hosted technology, so you can view data from anywhere in real-time, without having to worry about backing up the system.

Other monitoring benefits include being able to set parameters for access points (i.e. making it possible for specific doors to lock/unlock at predetermined times), and receiving detailed reports on activity throughout the building.

Managed Access Control

We also offer managed access control, where you can allow SMG Security’s professionals to manage the entire process for you. This is beneficial because it is important to have an authorized administrator available 24/7 to handle any urgent situations or system needs.

Some benefits include adding and deleting cards, as well as remotely locking and unlocking doors. These options are also available for you, as the owner, to do from a personal computer or mobile app should you need to handle something yourself.

System Integration

From door access control installation, to key card applications, SMG Security can integrate your access control system of choice into any other existing monitoring technology, such as security camera and fire alarm systems in Chicago.

Why Choose SMG Security

When you’re searching for the most dependable commercial access control in Chicago, reach out to SMG Security. We prioritize our customers’ needs, and from the moment we step foot on your property, we will work with you to design and install the best access controlled security system for your business.

With years of experience providing state of the art security solutions to Chicago businesses, our highly skilled technicians will easily assess your company’s layout and the size of your property in order to recommend the best system for your needs. We don’t upsell you on unnecessary applications, we ensure that you receive the best security measures available in order to protect your company.

Our Products and Services are Always Top of the Line

With advanced technology, dependable monitoring through our private SMG call center, and easy-to-use applications, we help keep your employees and your company safe and secure.

Our Customers

Our customers range from business owners with corporate office facilities, to healthcare facilities and auto dealerships. When you choose to work with SMG Security, our team will take the time to understand your business operations, property, and facility design. We will install your system efficiently and ensure that you and your employees fully understand how to operate it.

Contact Us

SMG Security is ready to help you secure your business by securely monitoring exactly who is coming and going at all times. Contact us today if you are ready for quality, state of the art access control installation in or near Chicago, IL, and we will work with you to establish a secure business operation.

We service areas throughout Chicagoland, including Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Downtown Chicago, and more.

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Thanks for your help with this process! Your install team was amazing! They were extremely efficient and we hardly knew they were there. Great guys who took the time to show us how to use the system and answered all our questions. I’m sure I will have some for them down the road. Big thanks to you and your team!

- Frank M.

The installation crew that was here was FABULOUS!!! I didn’t even know they were here most of the time. There was no doubt in my mind that they knew what they were doing. You have no idea how comforting that is. As I’m sure you know, that isn’t always the case when there are technicians in the building. It went very smoothly and we’re so grateful for that! Please extend my gratitude and appreciation for the job they did. I knew we made the right decision!

- Gail H.

We used SMG for monitoring services for our home for 35 years (!) and were consistently well served and attended to. Calls were always picked up promptly, and the service attendants never failed to immediately call to check in on us if the alarm was ever triggered (99% of the time were false alarms we generated...oops...). Service technicians were very competent as well. Highly recommend.

- J. Winstein

Recently switched my monitoring service company for an Elk Grove location. These guys gave me the best quote for an affordable system! Great company!

- Jade N. , Curv Group LLC

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- M. Thomas

Your employees, from the start through completion of the job, were professional and concise in the performance of their work... From the first contact through the end of the project Christian kept me informed, answered all of my questions, and guided me in having the correct system installed... They were indeed professional, polite, kept their work area tidy and worked around all of the functions we had going on at the church. I am especially grateful for these men being on our job as they are the face of your company and they represented you well.

- Mark K., Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake

I wanted to take a moment to share with you some good news you may not hear every day but I am sure you will welcome. Your team completed the installation of the security system in Bethel. They were professional and followed our safety, security and Covid-19 protocols to the letter. Throughout the installation, communication was great and the team was very friendly and helpful. In particular, I want to call out Dino for his great customer service. Thanks.

- Mark P.

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- Mark T.

Awesome. I just wanted to pass along that the fire alarm test yesterday was without a doubt one of the best I have ever witnessed. The crews had everything set up and ready to go and were even asking me questions about the programming before we started so they could get the changes made. They had no issues with some of the changes I requested due to our local codes and immediately corrected them. Absolutely everything went smoothly and the guys were great to work with. I really hope I get to work with them again.

- Richard T., Palatine Community Health Center

Your team just left and I wanted to take a moment to say how great both Armando and Mike were during the camera installation process. Everything is up and running and I could not be more pleased.

- Susan C., Centerpoint

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