Security Technology Investments To Help Retain Tenants 

May 31, 2022

Security is gradually becoming a more critical part of property management. Over 2,800 burglaries happen every day in the U.S. This puts your property at serious risk of break-ins. Your property and tenants will be far safer from intruders and potential theft with up-to-date security measures. 

As well as the physical aspect of security, there are many factors to consider in property management to ensure that every tenant feels safe and content. Advanced security technologies like the cloud, hygiene-based technology, integrated technology, automation, and combined video security and access control are great, current solutions. They provide enhanced protection for apartment buildings or large blocks of flats or condos, making tenants feel safe and at ease. 

A happy tenant is essential as they are more likely to stay than look for another property, helping you prevent vacant periods. Enhance your rental properties’ appeal with the following technologies: 

Simplify How You Manage Security  

By moving your security technologies to the cloud, you can successfully manage them from anywhere. Cloud-based platforms allow you to control building security remotely through any smart mobile device. This simplifies security management as the security team can reside anywhere: remote, onsite, or both. 

Another way to simplify your security management system is to converge your security teams. Integrating your physical and cybersecurity provides your security team with a complete 360-view of the building’s security. They will be able to evaluate threats together, strategize in unison, and consider the building as a whole rather than divided sections. 

Converged security is easier to manage as there is no miscommunication or misunderstanding about security threats. The team can work cohesively to ensure your tenants’ safety while simplifying security. 

Adopting Hygiene Based Technology 

Since the pandemic, there has been an increased need for hygiene-based technology to reduce the spread of germs. Technology that aims to reduce surface contact and prioritize people’s wellbeing can massively reduce the spread of illnesses. Integrating this technology in the buildings you manage shows that you want to keep the building safe and clean and that you genuinely care about your tenants’ wellbeing. 

Touchless Access Control 

Every day dozens of people move through the same building to go about their daily lives, touching door handles to make their way through entrances. As a result, germs and bacteria spread, causing illness. 

With touchless access control, tenants instead use keycards, keyfobs, or  other touchless methods of entering the building. They no longer have to touch the same handles as ten other people or are at the same risk of illness. 

Health Checks

Temperature readings and wellness surveys can evaluate who is and isn’t healthy and grant access based on the result. It will assess each individual’s health before they enter the building. By reducing the contact that unwell people have, you can sufficiently reduce the spread of viruses.

Integrating Security Technology 

Every tenant hopes for a caring property manager that also effectively manages the property. By integrating your security technology to create a smart building, you can definitely tick that box. A smart building incorporates visitor management, apartment intercom systems, access control, and building management technologies all on one system. 

Modern security management platforms allow you to manage all the technologies on one easy to use system and see every aspect of the facility in one convenient place. Your technologies will be able to work together efficiently to address any threats. Integrating your security technologies strengthens the security system overall as the individual technologies can support each other and fill any security gaps.  

Automated Responses

Integrating access control with your building management system is becoming increasingly popular. The integration of these two systems allows you to create automated responses based on selected triggers. 

For example, if a tenant leaves the building, the physical access control system would inform the building management system that the space is vacant. The building management system would then reduce the apartment’s temperature and turn off any forgotten lights. This would hugely reduce energy bills for tenants and provide peace of mind that their dwelling is taken care of without them being there. 

Integrating Video Cameras and Access Control

By integrating your video security and access control system, you provide top-level security for your tenants. This integration allows the systems to work together and be vigilant when giving access. The access control system will evaluate the user’s credentials while the video cameras verify their identity. 

If your credentials include the user’s photo, they can be compared to the video stream to verify the user’s identity. If it is an intruder, they will not be able to enter the building, and the video security will have captured them to have them identified later if need be. 

For visitor management, video security can capture a guest’s identity and allow a tenant to grant access based on this. This reduces the workload for your security staff while maintaining a strong defense against intruders. Integrating your video security and access control will provide your tenants with better security and make your job easier. 

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