commercial keyless entry systems
What Is A Keyless Entry System?
A keyless entry system is something that seems quite self-explanatory. However, a system such as this is a little more complicated than you might think. A keyless entry system is one that allows you to have control over your premises. Using technology to help you access your premises, they will do a number of things for your business:
Keyless entry systems offer you more than card systems and key fobs do. This is because they can be considered to be completely keyless. However, systems that use smartphones allow the user to have a keyless experience. This is because most people carry a smartphone to work with them. This means they won’t need to make sure they have something else with them when they’re on they’re way to work. As long as they have their smartphone with them, they can gain entry.
Why Would You Want A Keyless Entry System For Your Business?
Complete access control
The ability to track data
Commercial keyless entry systems are very convenient. They are relatively easy to use and allow access within a matter of moments. You won’t need to fumble in a bag or pocket for your key online to find you’ve used the wrong one.
These systems are also convenient as they allow your employees to gain access to their office and other areas of the building. They also ensure those who should not be in certain areas are kept away.
What are Some of the Different Styles / Types of Keyless Entry Systems?
Access control cards
App-based or smartphone-based
Biometric Access Control
Key fobs allow the user to unlock a door when they are close by. Using RFID (Radio frequency identification), the key fobs transmit data which unlocks the lock. One of the benefits of using key fobs is they can be activated remotely and for different doors. This is convenient as it allows your employees to gain access to their office and other areas of the building. They also ensure those who should not be in certain areas are kept away.
Radio frequency identification is made up of a reader and a card or a tag. The RFID chip is found in the card, for example. In order to retrieve the data, the card will need to be scanned. A reader will scan the card using radio waves. When the card is close to the reader the data that is contained on that card is read.
RFID and Magnets
Many magnetic locks and mechanisms use RFID cards. This is because they are very reliable and they are not hacked very often. In addition to this, magnetic locks are fairly easy to install, which is why they are often used by commercial businesses. To install a magnetic lock, all that is needed is an armature plate and an electromagnet. They are typically installed in the door frame and at the top of the door. The reason for these locations is that they provide easy access to an electrical circuit.
When the electromagnet is energized the armature plate will be attracted to it. In other words, the magnet is activated. The force that the magnet creates is so strong that the door cannot be opened.
If the power were to go out, the door would stay unlocked. This is because the electromagnet needs power to work. This means that your employees can leave the building in the event of a fire or another emergency.
RFID and remote access
Magnetic locks can be accessed remotely using a control system. The system works in such a way that every employee’s identity will be verified. This ensures the door will only ever be unlocked for authorized users. It also means that no-one will have to spend 5 minutes looking for the right key. As long as they have the fob, card, or app that they need they can unlock the door within a matter of seconds.
If you run a large business you might be used to seeing the occasional turnover of employees. We already know that asking former employees to return their keys isn’t always as easy as it should be. Some disgruntled employees might refuse to return their keys, others might simply throw theirs away. This is where having a commercial keyless entry system can make a real difference.
When you know your premises are secure thanks to your keyless system you won’t need to worry about former employees gaining access. In addition to this, you won’t need to worry about keys being copied and falling into criminal’s hands.
When someone leaves their position at your company you can remove their authorization to enter. This can be done quickly and easily. It usually involves the press of a button or two and access is no longer granted. You can do this for employees and visitors to your premises. This means you can have total authority over who has access to your building at all times.