Access control with a card
Card out, hold against the door and it quickly opens. If you stay at the hotel every now and then, you are sure to have experienced this routine. Obviously, you need a card most importantly to enter your room, but you may also need it to access other areas such as the wellness spa since more and more hotels are using this type of access control on their premises. For good reason because there are many advantages to choosing this type of access control.
What advantages does access control with a card offer?
Using a card for access control definitely has advantages for hotels. But it is also practical for you as a guest: Instead of a key, you have a handy card and it can simply be blocked if you unfortunately happen to lose it. This means both sides benefit: The hotel merely needs to block the card. There is no need to replace any locks and you do not have to worry about the high cost of such a replacement. You need to pay the cost of a new card at the most and the hotel’s access control is as secure as it ever was after just a few clicks.
Where else can a card be used?
The card is well known as a form of access control in hotels but there are many other ways you can use access control in a similar way. For all intents and purposes, you could use a card for your apartment, but digital locking is mostly suitable in places where there are a large number of locks and there is a great deal of coming and going. This is where you should consider installing digital access control.
You can also use access control with a card in a company, a public agency and other organisations in general. There is a whole variety of possibilities. The system is not designed for a particular industry either as the benefits of digital access control are highly useful anywhere.
Are there any other benefits with this type of access control?
You have already seen the advantages of a card as demonstrated by hotels: if a card is lost, it is simply disabled in the system and a replacement card can also be created. Security is restored with little effort and you can pass through access control points again.
Another major advantage is that access authorisations for the card are customised. You can specify individually which accesses and authorisations should be granted to each person who receives an access control card. For example, if you work in an office, you can gain access through your company’s entrance door and through your office door. If you work in production, you can use your card there. Even outsiders can receive a card for access control, allowing them to deliver items directly to the warehouse as a supplier, for example.
The flexibility that digital access control with a card offers is also an advantage: access authorisations can be extended or withdrawn at short notice. If someone is providing holiday cover, their access authorisations can be extended and granted just as quickly as they can be withdrawn in the event that a card is lost, for example.
What other options are there for locking devices?
Using digital access control provides you with other options to grant authorisations besides access to buildings and rooms. For example, if you work in a company with a warehouse where vehicles such as forklifts are used, the card can also be used to start up these vehicles in addition to access control.
If you already have an electronic system, integration is feasible. You may have a card-based time-and-attendance system. This could be incorporated into the access control system if required.
You also benefit from time restrictions in access control: you can configure the card or make configurations in the associated software to ensure that someone only has access at certain times – for example, if a cleaning employee should only be granted access to the premises at specific times.
Active technology: a better alternative to access control with a card?
The access control card provides you with a highly secure access medium. However, using active technology is even better with a transponder, for example. A transponder unlocks at the push of a button, has a sturdy casing (protects against vandalism and manipulation) and can remain on standby for up to 10 years.
Feel free to contact us so that we can work together to find the right access control for your individual security needs.