If you have been thinking of adding extra security to your home, access control is the right choice. If you aren’t sure, here are some reasons why a home access control system might be right for you. In the modern age we are living in you can never be too careful when it comes to home security; An access control system can be a useful way to make sure that you manage your security and monitor people’s comings and goings.
You are better protected.
If you are worried about security, and you have a lot of valuable possessions in your home, then this is the path to peace of mind. Unfortunately, standard doors at home can be compromised and broken into. This can mean that you can feel uncomfortable when your home is vacant. Having access control can add an extra layer of security to your home, meaning you feel far more comfortable leaving your property. With better protection at home, you can put your mind to rest.
You can access multiple doors.
If you are someone with a larger home, accessing the different entry points can cause issues. If you have many different doors, you often have to carry many different keys around with you. One key for the front door, one key for the back door, one for the porch, maybe one for the side door. You may start to feel like a locksmith eventually, too many keys can weigh you down and provide an unneeded source of stress (you don’t want to lose any of the keys).
If you’re becoming tired of carrying a large collection of keys around with you, you could redesign the whole system by installing a convenient home door entry system. Whether you choose a key fob, a key card or a more advanced biometric system, you can have complete access to every door in the house with a single fob, card or fingerprint.
In addition to this, these advanced home access control systems are difficult to replicate and manipulate. So, whether you choose a card entry system, a fob entry system, or more complicated methods, they are much less likely to be tampered with.
You can speak to visitors without having to open the door.
If you are running a business from the front room, you have over enthusiastic neighbours, or simply want to control your space more effectively, a home access control system can help you. Speak to visitors with the click of a button. In some systems, we can install systems to check the front door from upstairs – great for those that don’t want to be running up and downstairs!
Greet guests without fumbling around for the keys that got left on the kitchen table, one click and the door opens. Brilliant for parcel delivery, clients vesting, or even if you are picking up a take away. Speaking to visitors remotely through a home door entry system is also hugely beneficial for the elderly, who may struggle to answer the door quickly. Better yet, they’ll be able to see exactly who’s on the doorstep without opening the door, this is especially beneficial during the COVID-19 pandemic but will also help prevent vulnerable people from falling victim to doorstep scammers in the future.
You can control who’s in the house.
If you have young children, for instance, and you want to make sure you know who is in your property, access control
is an ideal technology for your home. You can control the entry of people into your property, which means you let the childminder in, but that you can prevent anyone you don’t want inside your home from entering. Beyond this, you can screen anyone you are unsure of before they enter – have a look at them via your viewscreen.
Be more secure with leaving your child at home. With access control, your son or daughter can monitor your property, and make sure that any guests aren’t trying to gain entry. When taught how to use the system, your children can help monitor and protect your home – and let’s not forget how much fun it is for young children to learn to use the camera systems.
You can integrate access control with your home.
One of the most prominent positives that should be taken into consideration when you are thinking about access control is the integration capabilities.
Access control ID cards can be programmed to integrate with existing in house systems such as CCTV, barriers or gates, and more. There are many different integration options to be discovered – if you can think of a way to utilise access control there is probably a way of integrating it with your technology or smart home technology.
There are many ways that access control can be utilised effectively. When you have access control systems in place you can help protect your property, and make it easier to live in. Speak to us about access control options, and what we can do for your home.
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