Why is a lift access system important for elevator safety and security?
- Secures tenants and guests
- Prevents intruders
- Helps in evacuation
- Gives peace of mind
Technology is an interesting concept. Because of it, we are now experiencing the convenience of riding an elevator instead of walking up through numerous flights of stairs. While it has made life easier for many, it was also seen as an opportunity by trouble makers that want to intrude on both private and commercial buildings for a quick buck. Because of this, the lift access system was invented. If you’re interested in learning more about the importance of elevator safety and security, keep on reading!
Secures Tenants and Guests
A lift access system can enhance the safety and security of an establishment. It does this by giving access cards to only the tenants and authorized guests. Cards can be customized to have basic user details, so the owner can monitor whose cards are used with each entry. With Elid there are also anti-passback options so only one passenger per card will be allowed.
Guests who visit can also be given an access card, but it will expire within a few hours or a day so it can’t be used by outsiders. Even staff who lose their card will only be given a temporary card while the old one will be removed from the database. Because all who enter are cardholders, you will be able to monitor where they go and when they exit your establishment.
This gives you a record of who goes where and when. It also limits any unauthorized access to restricted areas, because cards can be customized to only gain entry on specific floors.
Most lift access systems work with other security solutions to protect a whole establishment. Because of this intruders can’t even enter through the main door itself unless they are given authority by the lobby staff. This can also deter a lot of criminals so most of them will not even try going in.
Other lift access systems can still be overcome by pretentious troublemakers who mimic the looks and uniforms of tenants. Then they tailgate a person with authorized access to ride the elevator. Most people wouldn’t think twice about helping these strangers. But with the Elid Anti-tailgate system, this can be prevented.
In the worst-case scenario when an intruder still forces his way in by tampering with card readers, an automatic intruder detection system will alert you of the incident. Through this, you can contact the police immediately. The software may also even allow you to automatically initiate a lockdown to trap an intruder from getting out.
Helps in Evacuation
A lift access system can help you respond immediately to emergencies that involve the safety and security of your building’s tenants. For example, if you receive a report of a missing person, you can easily access the database for the last card access named after them. This will lead you to the elevator used, and the floor from which they exited.
If your building undergoes disasters such as flooding and fire, your response will be faster. Advanced software can count the number of logged-in tenants and guests in a building and even have a feature to record who successfully evacuated. This will assist you in your rescue operations.
Without all these, finding missing persons or evacuating a whole building will be a difficult task. You have to do it manually and search every nook and cranny of the whole building without any idea as to where to find the missing people.
Gives Peace of Mind
A safe and secured elevator will give peace of mind to both tenants and guests in your building. They will see it as a haven, and immediately feel comfortable upon entering the premises. Whether it’s their office or home, they can rest assured that they will be safe from any intruders.
The presence of an access control system will also make your establishment look more professional and modern, which can impress not just potential clients, but also stockholders and investors. Even visitors who stay for a short while will feel safe and may even return in the future to do business with you.
Aside from all these, it will also make your property value go up. If you’re renting an apartment or office space, clients will be willing to pay more for the added security. All because it will give them peace of mind.
A lift access system can improve the safety and security of your building. This is important because it can secure your tenants and guests, prevent intruders or deal with them, evacuate people in times of emergencies, and give peace of mind to everyone who enters.
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