Why Student Accommodation Needs Keyless Entry Systems
Find out how keyless entry can help protect student accommodation and students from unauthorised access.
Student accommodation is a rapidly growing industry, with more and more students choosing to live in purpose-built accommodations rather than traditional shared housing. With this growth comes the need for advanced security measures to protect both the students and the property itself.
▶ What is a student accommodation access control system?
Access security at university accommodation refers to the measures put in place to control who has access to the university property and buildings. This includes controlling access to dormitories, lecture halls, and other areas on the campus. The goal of access security is to protect the students and staff and to prevent unauthorised individuals from entering the premises.
Traditional lock and key systems are not adequately able to manage the volume of users that need access to various buildings and involve distributing keys to staff and students to gain access to the different areas on campus. This can be a cumbersome and time-consuming process, and keys can easily be copied, lost or stolen, creating a security risk.
Keyless entry solutions, on the other hand, provide an effective way to control access to student accommodation. These systems use advanced authentication methods, such as smart cards or key fobs to verify the identity of individuals and grant access only to authorised personnel. They also provide a record of who accessed the premises at what time, making it easier to assess access and investigate incidents.
With keyless entry solutions, student accommodation can also grant access to specific areas only to authorised personnel only, such as dormitory rooms, staff offices, or laboratories. This ensures that sensitive areas are only accessed by individuals who have the appropriate level of clearance and authorisation.
▶ Protecting Students is a Top Priority
The safety and security of students living in on-campus accommodation should be a top priority for any provider. Universities and education centres are frequented by hundreds of students, staff and service providers daily. It’s imperative to create a safe, secure and controlled environment, but this can be challenging with the number of people who need access at different times for different reasons. With a high turnover of student residents and a higher potential for outsiders to gain access, it’s essential to have advanced security measures in place to ensure the safety of students.
Keyless entry solutions from SimonsVoss can provide an extra layer of protection. These systems use smartcards or fobs as an ID medium to allow entry and this ensures that only authorised individuals have access to the accommodation. This can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access by outsiders, protecting the safety and security of the students and staff.
▶ Protecting Property
Student accommodation providers invest a significant amount of money in their properties, and it’s essential to protect these assets from damage and theft. The System3060 keyless entry solution from SimonsVoss can help to prevent unauthorised access to the property, reducing the risk of theft and vandalism.
The keyless entry solution can also provide valuable insights into who is accessing the property and when. This can help to identify any suspicious activity and allow for a quick response if necessary.
▶ Managing Access
Managing access to student accommodation can be a complex task, with multiple residents, staff, and visitors requiring different levels of access. Traditional lock and key systems can be time-consuming to manage and can lead to security risks if keys are copied, lost or stolen.
Keyless entry solutions from SimonsVoss can simplify access management, with the ability to set individual access privileges based on roles and responsibilities. This can significantly reduce the workload on staff and ensure that only authorised individuals have access to the property.
▶ Compliance with Regulations
Student accommodation providers have a duty of care to their residents, and this includes complying with relevant regulations and legislation. Keyless entry solutions from SimonsVoss can help providers to meet these obligations, with systems designed to comply with relevant standards and regulations.
For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to protect personal data and ensure that access to this data is restricted to authorised individuals. Keyless entry solutions from SimonsVoss can help to ensure compliance with these requirements, with the ability to set individual access privileges and track access to sensitive areas.
▶ Improving Efficiency
Traditional lock and key systems can be time-consuming to manage, with the need to replace lost keys and rekey locks when residents move out. This can be a significant drain on resources and can impact the efficiency of student accommodation providers.
Keyless entry solutions can improve efficiency by eliminating the need for physical keys. Instead, access can be granted or revoked remotely, with no need to change locks or distribute new keys. This can save time and resources, allowing staff to focus on other important tasks.
▶ A keyless entry solution is an answer to advanced security needs
Student accommodation needs advanced security measures to protect both the safety and security of their residents and the property itself. Keyless entry solutions from SimonsVoss can provide these measures, with enhanced protection against unwanted entry, simplified access management, compliance with regulations, and improved efficiency.
By implementing state-of-the-art keyless entry technology from SimonsVoss, student accommodation providers can provide a safe and secure environment for their residents, protect their property from damage and theft, and comply with relevant regulations and legislation.