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Keyless Door Entry Systems: Benefits and Types

Sep 26, 2021
Keyless Door Entry Systems: Benefits and Types

Nowadays, many businesses and homeowners decide to go keyless with their access control systems. With touchless door entry systems, businesses can ensure getting into the building is more convenient and secure for both employees and clients. Thus, even though automatic door systems and wireless intercoms might be quite expensive upfront, there are a few benefits that make them the favoured type of access control, especially for the office doors:


Enhances Security

Automatic door systems allow more advanced entry methods, such as fobs, mobile credentials and encrypted cards. While anyone can make use of a key, a keyless automatic door system can add an extra layer of protection with the help of credentials that necessitate two-factor authentication. Moreover, such systems, featuring instant locking capabilities and set schedules, require less manual labour when confirming all the doors are locked.


Remote Door Control

When it comes to business security, the possibility to control doors from anywhere is a tremendous advantage. As a result, business owners can monitor all their premises and buildings from a single device. They can also easily unlock the door for locked-out employees, third-party vendors or after-hour maintenance.


Trackable Activity

Traditional lock and key don’t allow seeing who and when unlocked the door. Electronic door entry systems, such as automatic doors and wireless intercoms, are connected to a commercial access control system that will log all the activity. Keyless systems may help optimizing business security, identifying potential risks and respond to security breaches.


Types of Keyless Door Entry Systems

Both residential and commercial door locks may have the option of keyless entry and remote control of the security system. However, business systems usually have additional safety measures to protect commercial places and service up to a thousand users. Instead of physical keys, a keyless entry system can use:

  • PIN codes
  • Biometrics
  • Smartphone app

Here are the top five keyless systems that may dramatically increase security at the office:

  1. Keypads
  2. RFID scanner
  3. Intercom systems
  4. Smart locks
  5. Biometric locks



Instead of keyholes, these locks have keypads, having a touchscreen interface or a numeric keypad. Authorized users punch in their unique PIN or other access code. If the code is correct, the system opens the door, allowing entrance.

RFID Scanner

Radiofrequency identification (RFID) scanner uses radio waves from microchips inside RFID tags. Residential and commercial authorized users scan their access cards with the RFID scanner. In case the credentials are authorized,  the scanner signals the door to open.

Wireless Intercom

It is the most common type of keyless entry system. It allows video and audio communication between residents, staff members and guests. 

An intercom can operate with smartphones or in-unit devices. The modern models are usually cloud-based, allowing remote control. These systems can also offer several ways to open the door, for example,  virtual keys and voice commands.

Smart Locks

These locks connect to the internet and allow authorized users to utilize their smartphones instead of physical keys. Most entry systems offer a mobile app to verify credentials and allow access. Smart locks let business owners and employees easily provide access to package couriers, service personnel and visitors even when they’re not home.

It is possible to install these locks on doors to individual units and shared spaces, such as fitness centres.

Biometric Locks

There might be a need for an extra layer of protection, especially in high-security areas, such as financial buildings, hospitals, or laboratories. These organizations may choose to install commercial biometric door locks featuring fingerprint scanners, facial recognition technology or retina scans.

Keyless entry became an increasingly popular option for business door lock systems. There are several reasons for this increased popularity. First, the visitors and employees do not need a physical key.  Not only is it convenient, but it also reduces the potential for coronavirus to spread if using touch-free technology, such as wireless intercom, proximity card reader or facial recognition. Second, if an employee quits, retires or loses their credentials, it is not necessary to retool all the locks. You can just revoke access instantly.

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