According to a 2013 study, about 30% of all burglars gain access to a dwelling through an unlocked door or window. For this reason, it's important to secure all points of entry in an apartment building.
Access control allows apartment renters to enter the interior of their building without the use of a key. Apartment or exterior doors can be accessed using a fob and electironic card reader.
Access control makes for a more secure building for a myriad of reasons. Apartments often experience quite a bit of resident turnover. Landlords and property managers hope that renters haven't made copies of their keys with the hopes of returning after they move out. With an access control system, a fob or keycard cannot be duplicated. Fobs and keycards can also be deactivated. Even if a fob or keycard isn't returned, a resident or property manager can rest assured that the previous tenant won't be able to enter the premises using their old fob or keycard.
Access control has even greater benefits for common areas like a pool, clubhouse or parking lot.
If you are in the business of apartment rentals and haven't switched to access control, now is the time to simplify your business and the lives of your renters. Call UAS for more information on keeping your business safe using an access control system.