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How Do Intelligent Key Systems Work?

January 6, 2020 jill Blog
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As a church, security is one of the most important issues you will address. When it comes to creating a solid security plan for your worship facility, there are plenty of important steps you can take.

A comprehensive approach to security will most likely include some sort of video surveillance, alarm system, and entry access limitation. When it comes to protecting your organization and everyone in it, your first line of defense is controlling points of entry.

What Is an Intelligent Key System?

Put simply, an intelligent key system is a cost-effective and efficient form of access control for commercial businesses and organizations. They work by integrating smart functions into the key system.

These intelligent cylinders are upgraded from existing ones, allowing business owners to keep existing hardware but gain access control. They can be programmed to connect to most smart devices via a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection using a downloadable app.

Intelligent key systems typically work well for smaller organizations because they can provide an audit trail that helps mitigate losses in the long run.

Additionally, keyless access control requires a significant installation overhaul. Intelligent key systems, on the other hand, can be installed much more quickly and easily.

With smart keys, business owners and managers gain access to the doors they need access to at the touch of a button on their phone or other digital application.

These key systems are perfect for integration into an overall security protocol. This is because they are extremely difficult to duplicate, which means your facility is protected.

Benefits of Commercial Door Entry Systems

Using an intelligent key system can bridge the security gap between the needs of small organizations and the expense of more advanced security approaches.

Here are just a few advantages of these key systems:

  1. They can be easily expanded as you grow.

Having a flexible security system allows you to expand without having to invest in an entirely new security approach.

Simply contact your trusted commercial lock company with a request for additional keys and cylinders. You’ll be able to program them as needed with very little disruption.

  1. You control access from anywhere.

The needs of your business can change unexpectedly, and that means you may need to alter an employee’s access rights at some point. Even if you’re out of the office or away on business, the keyholder can control and alter access using Bluetooth. If your employee contacts you while you are away to tell you that he or she needs access to a new door, this access can be changed in moments, leaving you free to handle other things.

  1. You can schedule access.

If you only wish to allow access to specific doors or buildings at certain times, you can easily schedule this using your smart functions. This allows you greater control over access to the premises.

  1. You can easily address lost keys.

Even for small organizations, lost keys represent security risks. For many smaller organizations, however, the only viable solution for a lost key is to simply replace it and hope for the best or change the locks entirely and replace everyone’s keys.

With an intelligent key system, however, the moment a key manager becomes aware of a lost key, they can revoke key access. This can be done from anywhere via an app. Simply select the lost key in the app, then revoke or change access rights for the key.

  1. You can rekey electronically.

The decision to rekey your points of entry can be expensive and time-consuming. With an intelligent key system, however, all of your organization’s doors can be easily rekeyed using cloud-based software.

This information is courtesy of Bloomington Security Solutions, a commercial security company in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bloomington Security Solutions is a partner with Medeco in offering high-security intelligent key systems.