The Importance of Access Control for Condominiums
The Importance of Access Control for Condominiums

The Importance of Access Control for Condominiums

Links are in BOLD

Using access control systems at your condominium can be a simple way of enhancing your security, while at the same time, managing the flow of people through your property. Here are 5 important reasons why you need access control systems to improve your condominium security.

What is access control?

Access control refers to the practice of restricting entrance to a property, a building, or a room to authorized persons and personnel. Physical access control can be overseen by property management or other staff (such as a security guard for example), through mechanical means such as locks and keys, or through electronic access control systems like attended entrance/exit gates and electronic locks.

1. Protecting Your Residents

Recently, residents of Windmill Lakes Apartments in Pembroke Pines have been subject to carjacking’s and armed robbery on the premise. Access control systems could have prevented the assailants from entering, and security guards monitoring the entrances could have come to the aid of the victims.

2. Reduce Theft

According to crime statistics for the year so far, there have been a reported 154 robberies and 387 aggravated assaults.  Simply having the presence of access controls can reduce the chance that your condo and residents will be subject to crime. Add security guards to access control and criminals will look elsewhere.

3. Visitor history logging

Access control systems do not only provide added security, every time access is granted to your property it is logged and recorded for review if needed. This is especially crucial if a crime is committed on the property to gather a list of suspects and aid in apprehension of criminals.

Reports can be generated to see who has accessed where, and at what time. This creates an audit trail and enables you to electronically manage time and attendance of your employees.

4. Eliminate old fashioned keys that are easily copied

Use swipe cards, buttons, or fingerprints as alternatives so your facilities will be safe from unwanted intruders, leaving you with no need to worry about tracking who has keys or if copies have been made.

5. Provide Remote Access

Does a technician or contractor need access to a certain areas of your condominium, but no one from your staff happens to be on-site?

Easily one of the most convenient benefits of access control, your system can easily allow you to let in individuals when you are not there to do so yourself.

No matter where you are located, access control systems can provide access to your business remotely, and you will always know who is coming and going.

Looking for elite security guards to protect your condo or apartment complex? Call 305-418-9214 today to schedule Pro-Secur’s elite guard services.

Leave a Comment