Those who own and manage large buildings are aware of the inconvenience and costs associated with rekeying a building. The more locks and total keys issued, the bigger the hassle every time rekeying needs to be done.
Rekeying a building happens more often than you would think, because it becomes a serious safety and security issue otherwise. Rekeying locks is usually associated with terminated employees or evicted tenants, but rekeying is also recommended when a current employee or tenant simply misplaces their key.
The last thing an organization wants is a resentful former employee or tenant to gain access, or worse yet, a stranger with unknown intentions finding a lost key. So, you are left with rekeying every lock in the building and re-issuing keys for every person who should have access.
If you haven't rekeyed your building in several years, depending on the size of your organization, there could be dozens or hundreds of people who have keys with full access. Not to mention, copying metal keys is much easier than copying keyless proximity credentials.
With a keyless access control system, all you need to do is simply deactivate each specific credential in the software and that "key" no longer has any access.
Keyless access control is an electronic system that controls access to doors, gates, garages and even cabinets, using proximity access credentials (cards, key fobs, tags or mobile devices). Entry points are fitted with electronic keyless readers that lock and unlock with the simple wave of an access credential.
Additionally, access control has built-in auditing and credential management functionality, allowing you to keep track of credentials issued and where and when they are used. With physical metal keys, you would have no paper trail of who accessed the building should an event have occurred, such as a theft of property.
There's no question that keyless access costs more than simple key lock systems. However, access control is more secure, simple to manage, and removes the continuous costs and headaches of rekeying a building. Take the costs and time associated with the inevitable and constant rekeying and consider shifting that cost to move to a better technology in access control.
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