Does your property currently rely on a lock system that requires keys? There’s no need to keep relying on physical keys for security and to allow staff access to the building. You can get a commercial keyless entry system that reduces your hassle forever.
But is such a system worth the investment? You may wonder if the cost and time spent switching over to a new system is beneficial, especially if you find that your current locks are working fine. However, there are a lot of benefits of keyless access control systems that you’ll enjoy, and that can save you time and money. To help you weigh your options, here are some benefits of a commercial keyless entry system that you might not be aware of.
Reduce Your Costs for Installing New Locks
Sure, switching over to a keyless entry system is a bit of an upfront investment. But, you already make that investment every time you have to change the locks on your current doors. Some companies don’t change the locks and simply ask employees to turn in their old key, but this leaves your property vulnerable. There is always a chance that your old employee had the key copied while they worked for you, and former employees are most likely to steal or to destroy your property. If you have a key system, there really is no substitute for changing the locks after an employee leaves the company. So, why have a key-based system at all?
Once you have a keyless system, denying someone access to the building will be considerably cheaper. You won’t need to worry about whether they turned in a key or even their access card. Keyless systems can simply be told not to accept the card that the person has access to, and that’s it. There’s no more cost to change the locks.
Save Time Every Step of the Way
Managing your keys and the locks on your doors can be a hassle. You’ll spend time managing the keys you have for different doors. There are also delays for rekeying that might get in the way of your business. Also, people forget their keys all of the time, making for a lot of inconveniences.
In contrast, keyless entry systems are much simpler. You don’t need to manage multiple keys. Plus, with the triple redundancy of the OpenPath system, the system we install, you don’t have to worry about remembering your keys or being denied access. This system uses cellular systems, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to ensure that you always get in, saving you time.
You may also spend time tracking down how often customers work, or who was in your building on a certain date. Access control systems can create a record of who entered the building and when so that you don’t have to waste time trying to figure it out.
Don’t Struggle with Physical Locks
Physical locks don’t always operate smoothly. In fact, they can become a real hassle overtime. Keys that aren’t cut quite right can get stuck in the lock and not work easily. Or, you may find that you need to hold your door at a certain angle to lock or unlock it. Physical locks can be very frustrating, but keyless entry systems resist this frustration for much longer. That’s because you don’t unlock it, a machine does, and it does it the same way every time. You’ll see less wear and tear on your door when you use a keyless entry system.
Theft is a risk for every business, and your control access system can play a huge role in preventing. Of course, unauthorized access by former staff, or by friends and family of your current staff, are one of the biggest risks to your security. A keyless system can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your property, even eliminate it altogether. For many businesses, that increased security is valuable to protect their product, ensure safety, and reduce theft.
Few people also realize that an electronic control access system deters thefts of opportunity from people you don’t employ. Thieves may be tempted by doors that are broken, key-based lock systems, both of which may seem like easy targets. Electronic control access systems, on the other hand, intimidate many criminals who might otherwise decide to target your business. They lock securely behind your staff, so you don’t have to worry about accidental security risks.
Lower Your Liability
Many businesses need to take certain precautions to make for a safer work environment, or to protect members of the public from what they store, or to keep their staff secure. Not only is it wise to take these measures for safety, but you may also need to take them to reduce your liability in the event of an accident.
You don’t need to be a nuclear facility to be liable if someone can access your building. Anyone who stores confidential records may need to prove that they took reasonable steps to protect that information. Other businesses may need to protect people, even children, from those who might enter the building to harm them. A keyless entry system is a great way to get more security and reduce your liability, without impacting the convenience of your entryway.
Another benefit of a keyless entry system is how beautiful they are. Unlike an old lock, these systems are modern, beautiful, and available in a range of colors to match your building’s overall aesthetic. The right control access system can make an impression on your customer, or on your guests, about how serious and professional your business is. They can impress people, as well as manage access to your building.
What’s the Cost of a Commercial Keyless Entry System?
Of course, it’s hard for you to decide if a commercial keyless entry system is worth it if you’re not sure what it will cost to have the system installed. There are many benefits of these systems, but you really need a quote in your hand to make your final decision. Reach out to us at CLAD to get one today.