In multi-tenant buildings, office management must secure public areas that are accessed by all tenants and individual-tenant units that are restricted to the employees of that occupant. With traditional access control, these two access groups can require separate access control systems and databases — one to manage common areas and one to control individual-tenant units. When software and computers are added, the access control web can become complicated quickly as management attempts to control separate systems and separate databases.
In single-tenant buildings, management must manage card holder databases for employees and keep track of keys for individual office units and main doors. With traditional access control, the risk of using keys and cards in even the smallest office can be a complicated hassle that costs time and money.
For both single- and multi-tenant offices, management also must juggle security with flexibility when trying to accommodate suppliers and vendors, deliveries and visitors. Often, traditional access control systems have no way of handling even the most routine events involving third-party access.
e-DATA provides access control solutions designed to solve the riddle of managing access to common areas and individual tenant units by using access control layers instead of strictly defined access control silos. Without the need for central servers and software, e-DATA provides configuration flexibility that can suit the requirements of the most complex common and tenant relationships. And with biometric readers that are as easy to install and manage as cards, offices are rethinking ways they can use biometrics and get rid of cards. Because e-DATA systems are Web-enabled, management can remotely grant access to employees, contractors or visitors.