Access control systems used to be exclusively for commercial and office buildings where they needed to track the movement of employees, especially in restricted areas. However, this security technology has reached residential buildings. Many owners of multi-tenant buildings have installed building access control systems to increase security for their tenants. Here are some of the reasons why you should have one in your multi-tenant building:
Building access control systems eliminate the need for keys, which minimizes the risk of tenants losing their key. A building access control system is also much harder to pick or hack, so your property becomes less vulnerable to burglary, vandalism, and other similar crimes. You or the building manager can grant or restrict access to tenants, and in case an unpleasant incident occurs, it will be easier to find the suspect among those inside the building.
One additional safety feature of a building access control system is the ability to completely revoke previous tenants’ access to your building. This further heightens the security within your property.
Traditional locks tend to become a hazard for tenants during emergencies. It is not uncommon for people to get trapped inside their units during a fire because they can’t undo the lock of the front door. Building access control systems remove this hazard because doors are automatically unlocked when the power is cut during emergencies.
Traditional locks with keys present numerous inconveniences for the manager or owner. Tenants often lose their keys, requiring another copy or a different lock altogether. Sometimes, tenants request a new lock for safety reasons. The expenses for keys and locks can accumulate over time.
Those are just two of the most common issues you will not have to worry about when you install a building access control system in your multi-tenant building. In addition, it gives you control over lights and the temperature in common areas so you can conserve energy and reduce utility costs.
Electronic locks offer unprecedented convenience for tenants. Firstly, they minimize the risk of someone forgetting their key, which is the third most commonly lost item in the US. Secondly, tenants will not have to fumble for their keys at the front door. Property staff will also save time in entering and exiting restricted areas. They will not have to keep unlocking and locking doors because the building access control system will make it easier for them to do so.
Control Multiple Properties
Managing multiple properties can be chaotic. It is difficult to keep track of who comes in and goes out or whether you have turned off the lights in a room or locked all the doors. With a building access control system, it will be more convenient for you to handle several properties at a time. You can keep any areas in the building in check using your phone or computer and spend the rest of the day worry-free.
Don’t allow your property to be one of many apartments that get burglarized yearly. Bolster the security of your multi-tenant building by pairing your building access control system with a security camera system. That way, you can monitor your building even when you are not on the premises. Contact Supercircuits today for more information on building access control systems.