Keyless entry, also known as access control, can be a business owner or property manager’s best friend. If you don’t have keyless entry — or if you’re less than satisfied with your current provider — check out these 15 reasons why a good keyless entry system will make your business better.
Enhanced control over facility entry.
- Prevents entry to controlled areas without valid entry card or code.
- Prevents unauthorized duplication of facility keys and/or alarm code.
- Limits after hours entry to employees who have legitimate entry needs.
- Provides entry “audit trail” to identify who entered the building at what time.
- Allows selective authorization of system users to activate and deactivate intrusion detection system.
Improvement in overall security.
- Increases level of security awareness among all employees.
- Increases protection for employees by preventing entry of non-authorized personnel. Automatically locks controlled doors according to predetermined time schedule
Convenient, simple operation.
- Reduces user-caused false alarms (and simplifies operation for infrequent users) by combining entry and alarm deactivation in one process.
- Eliminates confusion and inconvenience associated with using keypad to interface with intrusion detection system.
- Eliminates need to track and replace mechanical keys by using electronic “keys”. Eliminates inconvenience of maintaining data for an on-site proprietary access control system computer.
- Allows a single source vendor, rather than multiple, interacting vendors.
Significant value in return for expense.
- Reduces potential for internal theft (inventory, property, office facilities or time) or vandalism.
- Provides additional level of protection (and management peace of mind) for “negligent security” liability lawsuits.
- Saves expense and annoyance of periodically re -keying facility locks.
- Allows elimination of reassignment of personnel dedicated to supervising facility access (e.g. guards and/or full time receptionist).