More and more property crimes are happening around the world. There are a number of ways that criminals are able to gain access to homes but one of the best ways to reduce that is to have residential door access control installed. We are going to look at the reasons why you need residential door access control.
Most door access control systems increase the level of security that a lock has. They are harder to bypass and harder to create duplicate keys for. Instead of a traditional physical key, residential door access control can use keycards, key fobs, pin codes, or biometrics. With the exception of pin codes all of the other electronic access methods or more secure than a physical key.
A lost access device or compromised pin code can be changed out in the system with no worry of it working again.
Any time an access device is used an entry is made in the history of the device it was used on. That will tell you who used the door and when. Depending on the system it might give you more information such as how long the door was open or if it was opened at all after the access was approved.
History can always be reviewed and you can use it as evidence should it be needed.
Timed Access Control
It is possible to set when a door can and can’t be used by a specific access method. You can also program a specific access method to not work at particular times. This allows for very strict access rights to your property.
Detect Of Forced Or Open Doors
Almost all residential door access control programs allow for the system to have alarms. If a door is opened it will detect that. It is also capable of detecting if a door is forced. When this happens, the system will alert you.
With an access control system, you don’t have to worry about checking your doors. A simple glance at the system will tell you if any doors are open.
Connect With Smart Home Systems
Newer access control systems are capable of connecting with smart home devices. That way they can communicate and send out alerts if there is an on authorized access. Some systems are also capable of interfacing with security cameras and other devices.
Connect To Your Fire Alarm
Some access control systems can be connected to your fire alarm. That way if there is a fire in the house the doors all unlock to make exiting easy. Most access control systems use alternatives to deadbolts. No need to worry about doing anything to the door when trying to get away from a fire.
It also prevents the fire department from having to force their way into your home. This enhances your safety and the chances of keeping your house intact during a fire. Every second counts in the fire department’s response.
If you have a home cleaner or another vendor that regularly visits your home, you can give them access to your home without having to give them a regular key. This card works only when you want it to work. You can also track whenever it is used. No need to worry about staff getting access when they aren’t supposed to.
For all of these reasons and more, access control systems are essential for homes and apartment buildings. Not only do they increase safety and security, but it is easier to get in and out of your home.Major security companies around the world have been installing access control systems in homes in growing numbers, says Precision Security Australia.