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How Does Key Fob Access Control Work?

As security technology has evolved throughout the past several decades, key fobs have continued to be an effective access control system. But while the concept of key fobs has stayed the same, the way they work has evolved with security technology.

Key fobs work by acting as a transmitter to grant or prevent access to certain doors. Radio waves are sent from your key fob to the reader based on a system chosen by the person in charge of the access control system.

Increased Security

One of the most important functions of a key fob system should be enhancing the safety of employees and customers in your business, residents in your apartment building, patients in your medical office or students on your campus. Key fobs limit access and so limit security threats, and they can even make it easy and quick to find staff members and act in the event of an emergency. Plus, key fobs cannot be copied as easily as traditional locks and keys can be.

Customized Privileges

Give employees, your cleaning crew and anyone else the ability to come and go from the areas they need to. Access can be granted or limited based on the specific door, day of the week and time of day to further increase security.

Convenience for Management

In the days of locks and keys, property managers found themselves having to change locks and reproduce keys whenever there was a change in staffing or residence. Whether you are onboarding a new employee or resident or saying goodbye to one, key fobs allow you to instantly change access and are far easier to track than a lock and key.

More Affordable in the Long Run

While the initial installation cost of a key fob access control system is higher than a traditional lock and key system, you’ll save plenty of money in the long run. Not only will you lower the chances of internal and external theft, but there are fewer maintenance costs involved. Key fobs are also simple to integrate into an existing security system, saving you from having to install a completely new access control system for your property.

Find out more about the benefits of key fobs and get a cost estimate for your business or other commercial property by contacting the security specialists at The Flying Locksmiths. We would be happy to provide you with a free assessment or quote and make sure the security at your property is top-notch.