There are many reasons businesses invest in commercial key fob door entry systems. The benefits and advantages are endless. In this short article we cover 11 advantages and benefits of fob door entry systems.


To summarise, they are:


  • Managing time and attendance


  • Monitoring productivity and unauthorised breaks


  • No need to worry when keys are lost


  • No requirement for old fashioned manual tracking of keyholders


  • Criminals can’t pick your locks


  • Restricting access to areas of your site or business


  • Reporting – health and safety and internal theft


  • Easy administration


  • Conveying a modern, professional company image


  • Remote access


  • Integration with other security systems


Let’s get started.


Managing Time and Attendance


Key fob door entry systems are an electronic form of security. These systems are managed centrally, usually via a PC.

Administrators can monitor employees for when they arrive at work and leave.


They can also be used to track attendance. This is particularly useful for sites that are not staffed, such as construction sites. Key fob door entry systems enable you too see if somebody has clocked in, when they were meant to.


This information is invaluable when looking to manage employees effectively and to spot issues around timekeeping.


Monitoring Productivity and Unauthorised Breaks


Productivity is a huge part of how a business determines the performance of its staff.


Key fob door entry systems, allow businesses to track the whereabouts of an employee in a building.


Each time they leave or enter an area of a premises it is tracked on the system.


This is highly valuable for a business looking to monitor unauthorised breaks. This can include employees who take excessive amounts of toilet breaks each day. Entrances to canteens, toilets, and break out areas can be monitored to see if certain employees spend more time relaxing than working.


No Need to Worry When Keys are Lost


Typically in the past, when office keys are lost, mass panic ensues. In many cases rightly so.


Many businesses have highly valuable items inside the building.


Staff need protecting from intruders.


If a traditional key is lost and falls into the wrong hands it can be used to access the building.


Then there is the cost of replacing keys and locks. With commercial key fob door entry systems, if a fob is lost, it simply gets wiped from the system and access is retracted.


In this case, Peace of mind, saving money, and protecting assets are the main benefits of commercial key fob door entry systems.


No Requirement for Old Fashioned Manual Tracking of Keyholders


Traditionally a business would assign keys to people it can trust, and those who are first in and first out.


A list is usually kept in a file, and can be rotated when people are on holiday or out of the business.


By implementing a commercial key fob door entry system, gone are the days of some saying ‘who’s locking up tonight’ only to find out the keyholder has left!


Key fob systems for businesses negate this concern.


No need for designated keyholders.


Each employee has a fob and their movements are tracked.


Criminals Can’t Pick Your Locks


Key fob systems for business, eliminate the need for traditional locks which are easily picked by crooks.


Commercial key fob door entry systems can be set up, to raise an alert if the readers are tampered with.


Additonally, a well-placed security camera will help to spot any potential threats.


Restricting Access to Areas of Your Site or Business


Many businesses don’t grant access to all areas of a site to all employees.


Server rooms need protection from unauthorised access.


Offices containing large amounts of cash will need protection too.


Warehouses and factories will often restrict access to hazardous areas of the site.


Those in charge of construction site security, often need to restrict access to certain parts of the site dependent on factors such as health and safety and security clearances.


Commercial key fob door entry systems fulfil this opertional objective. These door entry systems can be programmed to grant univeral access to certain ares of the site, whilst retricting entry to others.


Reporting – Health and Safety and Internal Theft


In the event of a security threat or fire, door fob systems provide those in charge of health and safety with invaluable data.

You will know who is in, and who is out of the building.


This makes it easier to manage fire lists and reduces the likelihood of someone being trapped in the building.


Additionally, as door fob systems provide information on employee whereabouts, this data can be used to support resolving internal disputes. If a bag, phone or other personal item goes missing from office ‘A’, you can pull off a list of who was in that area and when.


Easy administration


Door fob systems are easy to administer.


When an employee leaves the company, they are removed from the system and their fob becomes obsolete.


When someone joins, a fob gets assigned easily.


Conveying a Modern, Professional, Safety Conscious Company Image


For many companies, image is everything.


Old fashioned door locks (external and internal) are a bit clunky and by definition, out-of-date.


Sites with a modern door entry system, convey professionalism.


From a safety point of view, guests will be impressed if they know their whereabouts can be monitored to protect them in the event of a security threat.


Remote Access


Some organisations operate across sites in remote locations.


Contractors and suppliers often require access to perform their duties. For any business it isn’t time, and cost efficient to have someone visit site, just to let a supplier in and out.


Site access control systems enable a company to provide secure, remote access to a site.


Time and money saved.


Just another benefit of commercial door fob entry systems.


Integration With Other Security Systems


Like many security systems, fob door entry systems can be integrated solutions such as alarms, CCTV and fire alarms.

If you are looking for a full integrated security system, talk to our experienced team today.


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At Safeguard Systems, we are experienced experts in access control and door entry systems.


If you require any advice or would like to book a free site survey get in touch with us today via our contact page or call the team on 0800 689 1835.