Enhance Co-Living Security with Keyless Access Control
Residents expect to feel safe and secure in co-living spaces - find out how keyless entry systems can improve your security.
With rising housing costs and changing lifestyles, co-living spaces are gaining popularity among young professionals and students in the UK by offering an alternative solution that combines affordability, convenience, and a vibrant social environment. These spaces often provide amenities such as communal kitchens, lounges, and social areas, fostering a sense of community and collaboration amongst tenants.
This new way of living also brings with it its own challenges like security concerns. Tenants expect to feel safe and secure during their stay, and building managers need to provide that security while also ensuring efficient entry and exit solutions. This is where access control systems come in, specifically electronic locks and keycards.
▶ What is a co-living space?
A co-living space is a type of housing arrangement where individuals or small groups share a living environment, typically in a shared building or apartment complex. In a co-living space, residents have their own private bedrooms or sometimes smaller self-contained units, while sharing common areas such as kitchens, living rooms, and sometimes bathrooms. Co-living spaces often offer fully furnished accommodations and a range of amenities such as communal lounges, co-working spaces, gyms, laundry facilities, and social areas.
According to recent statistics, research done amongst two major co-living spaces in the UK, show that 79% of their residents are aged between 18 and 35. Which is a rapidly growing demographic for these types of housing schemes. The concept of co-living aims to foster a sense of community, promote social interaction, and provide affordable housing options in urban areas, which these individuals might otherwise not have had access to. This new housing trend offers a convenient and hassle-free way of living, as they typically come fully furnished and managed by a property manager who takes care of maintenance and services.
Co-living spaces provide an alternative form of housing that promotes affordability, community, and convenience, making them an attractive option for those seeking a balance between privacy and shared experiences but with a high number of residents, security needs to be a priority to ensure the safety of all residents. A keyless entry system can provide an easy-to-manage and flexible solution for co-living spaces.
Benefits of keyless entry systems for co-living spaces
Electronic locks and keycards offer a multitude of benefits for co-living spaces.
Residents want to know that they and their belongings are safe whether they’re at home or whether they’re out.
Keyless entry systems offer a higher level of security by restricting access to unauthorised individuals. Unlike traditional mechanical locks, electronic locks and keycards allow access only to those who have been authorised, such as residents, staff, and building management. This helps prevent theft, unauthorised access, and other security breaches to the property.
Managing keys in a co-living space can be a nightmare. Keyless entry systems eliminate the need for physical keys, providing residents with a convenient and hassle-free way to access their living spaces on a daily basis. Residents can easily use keycards, fobs, or mobile apps to enter their rooms or the co-living amenities, eliminating the risk of losing or misplacing keys. This flexibility allows for easy access without the need for property managers to be present for key handovers or replacements. This also lessens administrative tasks and costs of having to replicate keys or change locks when residents move out.
Access control systems offer co-living spaces the flexibility to tailor the system to their specific needs. You can choose from a range of access options, from traditional keycards to mobile-based solutions, giving you the flexibility to choose the system that best suits your building needs.
Co-living spaces often have a high turnover of residents, making access management a complex task for building managers. Access control systems enable this process to be much easier because access can be managed remotely from a centralised location. It also allows temporary access to be given for a certain duration to allow contractors or cleaning staff to perform their duties. This saves time and resources and ensures that the system is always up-to-date with the necessary access - ensuring the security of those making use of the building.
Tracking and Reporting
If ever the need arises, property managers can track and assess entry logs, allowing them to identify any suspicious or unauthorised access attempts. This data can also be helpful in resolving any disputes or incidents that may occur within the co-living space.
Seamless Integration with Amenities
Many co-living spaces offer shared amenities such as gyms, co-working spaces, and communal areas. Keyless entry systems can be integrated with these amenities, allowing residents to access them using their existing access credentials. This integration enhances the overall user experience and streamlines the management of shared facilities.
Keyless entry systems provide heightened security by allowing access only to those who have been authorised. With traditional mechanical locks, it's easy for someone to duplicate a key, and there's always the risk of a key being lost or stolen. But, with electronic locks and keycards, access can be controlled, tracked, and revoked if necessary, offering a higher level of security.
▶ Why choose SimonsVoss for your keyless entry system?
SimonsVoss offers the perfect solution for co-living spaces as a leading provider of electronic locks and keycards, with a proven track record of delivering innovative and reliable solutions to a number of industries. Their systems are easy to install and use, with a user-friendly interface that can be accessed remotely.
A keyless entry system from SimonsVoss is also highly customisable, allowing property managers to tailor the system to their specific needs.
Customisable to your building design
We understand that a lot of time and money goes into designing a co-living space that is perfect for your residents and you wouldn’t want a locking system to ruin an aesthetic that you worked hard to create. That’s why SimonsVoss offers a range of electronic locks and keycards that are designed to blend seamlessly into the space’s aesthetic. The electronic locks are sleek and modern, with a minimalist design that complements any decor. The keycards are available in various designs and can be customised with the desired branding or logo, providing a personalised touch.
SimonsVoss offers a range of access options, from traditional keycards to mobile-based solutions, giving you the flexibility to choose the system that suits your building best.
Easily manage access for contractors and building staff
When cleaning staff need to gain access to rooms once guests leave, it is just as easy to manage the access rights for the limited duration that they need to access the property. If short-term contractors need access to perform maintenance, managers can easily coordinate times that they are able to access the co-living rooms and facilities, without having to worry about the safety or inconvenience of residents.
SimonsVoss is the perfect solution for co-living spaces looking to improve their security and offer a seamless experience. With their innovative and reliable solutions, customisable options, and commitment to sustainability, SimonsVoss is the go-to provider for keyless entry systems.
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