Most folks are familiar with keyless entry on cars and SUVs. Here in Cambridge, MA many of the luxury car dealers offer this option for their higher end vehicles. Reviews are often mixed as some prefer not to have it and others can’t live without it. Just like keyless entry for homes, a number sequence or code is entered into the keypad and the car door opens when the right one is used. Many love the fact that car keys don’t need to be carried around all day and risk becoming lost, broken or stolen.Automotive keyless entry also provides added security as all the driver has to do is push a button on a keychain to lock, unlock or even start the car.
A good portion of the thousands of Cambridge, MA local businesses use keyless entry on a day to day basis. In fact, once you’ve read this post, you’ll start to notice it more and more about town. Since local firms have so many doors, mailboxes, cabinets, storage rooms and locking furniture, it just makes sense to streamline all these locks and keys and use keyless entry instead. Remember your grade school janitor and the huge key ring he had attached to his belt? Keyless entry can do away with a vast portion of those and master key conversions can eliminate the rest!
You can find commercial keyless entry in hotels, retirement homes, retail stores, warehouses, car dealerships, hospitals, art galleries, office buildings and hundreds of other places about town. Keyless entry not only does away with keys per se, it also helps keep track of who comes and goes, and at what time, too!
Keyless entry is not limited to number sequences; badges and swipe cards are often used instead. A plastic card about the same size and thickness of a credit card can be embedded with a photo id and pertinent information about the employee on one side and a magnetic code on the other. Once the card is either swiped through or held up to a card reader the staff member is cleared to enter the area. Now keyless entry is doubling as access control, too. Using this form of access can show employers what time and who entered the building or certain rooms. Keyless entry can be installed on safes, conference rooms, server areas, front doors, mail rooms, back doors, office doors, board rooms and even vaults. It’s simple and very effective to keep unauthorized persons or terminated staff out the building or certain rooms by simply changing their keyless entry access code or revoking it.
Security features can be built in to keyless entry applications. These work not only here in Cambridge, MA but anywhere else that keyless entry is used. For instance, if a would-be car thief enters the wrong code in an effort to guess the right combination, an alarm will sound and the police might even be called to prevent a vehicle theft. If a key employee leaves the company or transfers to another building, his access code can be easily changed to reflect this without issuing new keys or collecting his old ones.
Other forms of keyless entry include retina scanners and thumbprint technology also known as biometric access which is even now being used with Apple iPhones, bank vaults and in many government buildings. As uses and applications for different forms of keyless entry increase, the costs come down and the public’s acceptance and demand for it rises, as well. Keyless entry has a bright future and is here to stay so become acquainted with it and use it to make your life more convenient and better secured.