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5 Uncommon Yet Beneficial Multifamily Uses for Access Control

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Person using access card to gain entry to access control system

While access control systems are commonly used in apartment complexes to regulate entry and enhance security, there are some uncommon yet beneficial ways they can be utilized.

1. Amenity Access Management: Complexes often offer various amenities like pools, fitness centers, or business centers. Access control systems can be implemented to restrict access to these amenities to authorized residents. This helps ensure that only those entitled to use the facilities can access them, promoting safety, privacy, and a better overall experience for residents.

2. Package Delivery Management: With the rise of online shopping, managing package deliveries can be a challenge for property management. Access control systems can be integrated with package lockers or delivery rooms, allowing delivery personnel to securely drop off packages. Residents are then provided with unique access codes or fobs to retrieve their packages at their convenience, reducing the risk of theft or misplaced deliveries.

3. Visitor Management: Beyond traditional visitor logs, access control systems can facilitate efficient visitor management. By issuing temporary access cards or generating unique access codes for visitors, apartment complexes can monitor and control visitor access. This allows residents to preauthorize guests and ensures that only authorized individuals can enter the premises, enhancing overall security and reducing the risk of unauthorized visitors.

4. Parking Lot Access: Controlling access to parking lots within apartment complexes can be crucial for security and managing limited parking spaces. Access control systems can be utilized to grant access to authorized vehicles only. This can be achieved through vehicle identification systems such as license plate recognition systems or RFID tags, ensuring that parking areas are exclusively used by residents and their authorized guests.

5. Time-Limited Access: In some situations, it may be necessary to provide time-limited access to specific areas within an apartment complex. For example, maintenance personnel or contractors may require temporary access to perform their tasks. Access control systems can be programmed to grant time-limited access credentials, allowing authorized individuals to enter restricted areas only during designated timeframes. This helps maintain control over access permission and reduces the risk of unauthorized access.

By exploring these uncommon applications of access control systems, apartment complexes can enhance security, improve operational efficiency, and provide a better living experience for their residents. It is always important to thoroughly assess the specific needs and requirements of the complex to determine the most beneficial and logical use cases for access control implementation.

Reach out to Turnkey today to schedule a security health assessment on your property and get a tailored solution to improve your on-site security.

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