Property managers that oversee aspects of their residential complexes including tenant and building services like leasing, maintenance, upkeep, security, deliveries, and rent collection can highly benefit from the installation of a superior quality access control system. High quality access control can help property managers ensure the safety and security of their facilities and their tenants in all private and common areas. Here’s a guide to the basics of access control systems for property managers, as prepared by the access control installation system experts here at Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions.
Property managers manage the operations of buildings including:
- Office Buildings
- Residential Buildings
- School Campuses
- Commercial Real Estate
- Retail Areas
- Apartment Buildings
- Gated Communities
- Vacation Homes
- And much more!
Property managers can benefit from the installation of access control technology for the following reasons including, but not limited to:
Tenant Changing –
Turnover of the occupants of a unit is a normal occurrence, however there is a physical security risk if their keys are not collected if locks are not changed. Access control technology effectively eliminates this issue, as tenant’s personal codes can instantly be changed.
Tenants who are locked out in the middle of the night often call their property managers for help – which requires physical travel to unlock the door. However, with access control technology there is no need to do so.
Service provider access –
Property managers will no longer have to be physically present to allow access for service providers like cleaning crews, maintenance people, plumbers, painters, movers, or any other worker. With access control technology, unique time sensitive codes can be issues to these service providers that only work during particular times of day, and only for specific areas of the building.
Shared area security –
if your property has public areas that you only want to be accessible during particular hours, access control technology can help you easily enforce this security protocol. Unique, time sensitive codes can be issues for the doors of these areas, codes that only work during particular times of day.
Master controls –
Property managers can wield unique codes – similar to physical master keys – that can access all areas of the property at all times. They also will have the ability to issue or revoke access codes for particular areas based on need, without the need to worry about changing locks or keys.
Audit trails –
High quality access control systems keep records of entrances and exits with time and particular code, This helps generate an easy to read audit trail that can prove useful in the event of a security incident that will need to be narrowed down to a particular individual or moment in time.
Easy integration –
Access control systems can easily be connected to cloud based security software, allowing property managers to access vital information and maintain control of the system even remotely, for maximum convenience!