Benefits of Retrofitting Your Access Control System with Mobile Keys

Unloc

Real Estate
February 8, 2024
4
minutes reading time

As a property manager, ensuring the security and ease of access to your properties is crucial. However, traditional access systems such as keys and fobs can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and costly to manage. Adding mobile keys to your existing locks can offer a range of benefits that will help you to streamline your access control and give an extra layer of safety to your properties.

Easy Retrofitting for Cost-effective Access Control

Retrofitting your traditional access control system with mobile keys is a simple and straightforward process that can be completed without any major construction work or expensive installations. Mobile keys provide a scalable and cost-effective solution that seamlessly integrates with your existing infrastructure, so there's no need to replace all of your locks or make significant changes to your property. By retrofitting your system, you can enjoy all the benefits of mobile keys without the hassle and expense of a complete overhaul, saving time and improving operational efficiencies on e.g. ‘stranded assets’.

Cost-effective solution

By retrofitting your existing access control system, you avoid the need for a complete overhaul, having to install an entirely new system, saving time and improving operational efficiencies on e.g. ‘stranded assets’. Mobile keys provide a scalable and cost-effective solution that integrates easily with your existing infrastructure, reduces expenses related to key replacements, lock changes, and other maintenance costs of traditional systems.

Effortless Access Control

Mobile keys allow property managers to manage access to their properties through a secure app and a cloud based administration tool — granting or revoking access in real-time. This eliminates the need for traditional keys, which can be lost, stolen, or duplicated without your knowledge. Additionally, mobile keys provide a convenient way to manage access for multiple users, such as staff or tenants, without the need for physical keys.

Enhanced security with modern systems

One of the primary benefits of retrofitting your existing locks with mobile key solutions is the enhanced security it provides. With traditional key-based systems, it can be difficult to track who has access to your properties and when. Also, physical keys can be lost, duplicated, or stolen, putting your property and tenants at risk. Digital access control systems allow you to monitor access in real-time, providing you with greater visibility and control over who can enter your properties. You can easily revoke or update access permissions in real time, giving you greater control over your property's security.

Improved Tenant Experience

In an increasingly competitive rental market, providing a seamless and modern tenant experience can be a game-changer. Retrofitting your traditional access control system demonstrates your commitment to innovation, convenience, and security. Your tenants will appreciate the ease of use and peace of mind that comes with this advanced access solution.

Environmental Benefits

Retrofitting your old access control system allows you to keep existing locks, minimising waste and preserving older hardware. Instead, the new system integrates seamlessly with your current infrastructure, offering an eco-friendly solution by reducing key production, disposal, energy consumption, and waste generation. Mobile keys appeal to environmentally conscious tenants and property managers alike, promoting a greener and more sustainable environment. By streamlining your access control, you reduce unnecessary driving caused by key or access issues and therefore reduce your operational emissions. 

Convenience and Ease of Use

Finally, mobile keys offer greater flexibility and convenience. With a digital access control system, you can easily grant or revoke access to your properties from your phone or computer. With mobile keys, your tenants no longer need to carry around a physical key. Instead, they can simply use their smartphones to unlock doors, gyms, gates, and other access areas of your building. This convenience extends to property managers as well, who can manage and distribute access permissions digitally to allow for e.g. unattended viewings. No more dealing with lost keys or time-consuming lock changes - just quick, easy access for everyone.

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