Advantages of Electronic Access Control For Property Management
With an access control system, there are several options that can be used – FID key fob, swipe key card, pin, or biometrics. The need for traditional keys is eliminated. Because they are harder to duplicate than traditional keys, the risk of a security breach is significantly reduced.
Furthermore, each access credential (key card, fob, pin, or biometric access) is unique and can be programmed for each individual. This allows property managers to grant or limit access depending on who is holding the access card.
A master system controls all doors. This means that access to all doors is closely monitored. An audit of who entered which door at what time is kept and reports can be generated at any time.
An electronic access control system provides the capability to limit access of people to areas that they are allowed to be in. Practical applications of this might be for cleaning crews, as an example. They could be given access only to areas that need to be cleaned and only within a certain time period.
Additionally, the electronic access control master system makes it possible to give or withdraw access to people with more ease. This would apply to a tenant or an employee of a tenant leaving, for instance. It only takes minutes to modify access to the building or facility without having to think about changing locks or keys.
an electronic access control system can be used for both external and internal access control.
External control is for those facilities which aim to control or limit entry to buildings, locations, and areas. Examples might be particular storage facilities, specific buildings in a community or commercial space, and parking lots.
Internal control refers to access to areas within a building once external access has been granted. This might be to control access to such areas as supply rooms or areas where sensitive information is stored. Other practical applications include apartments or condominiums where tenants use access cards in elevators and are given access only to floors they occupy and to public areas such as the gym, pool area, restaurant and the lobby.
Generation of audit trails
Electronic access control systems have the capability of keeping records of ingress and egress with corresponding times. Audit trails become especially useful when a security breach or incident has occurred that can be narrowed down to a specific time period. A review of records will show who entered the building corresponding to the time of the incident.
What specific information is kept by the system?
* Date and time card was read
* Name of card holder/pin owner
* Unique ID number or badge number
* Name of door or reader being accessed
* Access granted/denied condition
An electronic access control system has the capability to store information up to several years.
Electronic access control systems can be integrated with other security products such as a surveillance system and an intercom system. For a property manager, this creates a centralized security management solution.
Ease in management of database
Electronic access systems have information stored on a centrally managed database, the most efficient being in the cloud. As added security and accountability, only a few select people have authorization to access the database. These select few have the capability of accessing it remotely from any computer allowed on the network with proper credentials. This makes it possible to remotely grant access to locked-out tenants, for example.