Reasons to Use an Elevator Card Access System

The use of antiquated security systems on your property carries major potential risks. And in this day and age, risks aren’t something that you want to get comfortable taking – especially when it comes to who is accessing your property and how they’re doing it. It’s one thing to be denied access at the front door or to certain areas of the building, but when these areas are accessed by an elevator, things have a tendency to become more complicated.

That’s where the implementation of an elevator card access system can come in handy. Simply put, it works by controlling who is allowed access to the various floors of a property via elevator – and it can serve as a huge boost to your security efforts. Read on to learn more about the value of an elevator card access system and how Card Lock Company can help with the installation of one today.

Elevator Card Access Control Explained

Much like how door access systems only permit authorized personnel to enter certain areas of facilities, elevator card access control only permits authorized personnel to gain access to certain floors. This type of access control is common in many settings. For instance, hotels may only provide access beyond the lobby and common areas to guests with keycards to rooms. Shared office complexes with elevator card access control can ensure that professionals working for businesses on certain floors are only able to access those floors. This type of access control can also prevent unauthorized personnel within a company from accessing certain parts of a facility.

Key Benefits of Using an Elevator Card Access System

Flexibility and Security

One of the nice things about elevator card access systems is that they combine flexibility and security. For instance, the systems can be programmed to restrict access at certain times or based on an individual’s classification. What’s more is that if an individual loses their key card, it can be easily deprogrammed so that it’s just one key card and not the entire system that needs to be adjusted.


As we noted above, the access system is easily and conveniently customized based on personnel, time of day and various other factors. For instance, if different departments within a facility report for work at different times, the elevator card access system can restrict access to one floor based on the schedule and then restore it when that department is reporting for work.

Reduce Overhead Security Costs

Though elevator card access systems come with an upfront installation cost, it’s typically a cost savings over time. That’s largely because a company or facility doesn’t have to hire a security guard to man the elevator physically. Every organization is looking for ways to trim overhead costs, and an elevator access system is one way to do it from a security standpoint.

Integration with CCTV, Other Security Features

One nice thing about elevator card access systems is that they can exist as a standalone security feature or they can integrate with other security technologies, such as CCTV or intercoms. For instance, if access is denied to an individual looking to reach a certain floor, a CCTV camera can capture footage of the individual and/or security personnel can communicate with the individual to determine if there’s a threat. If there is, the elevator can be automatically locked down until the situation is under control, or the suspect is taken into custody or removed from the premises.

Contact Card Lock Company Today

For more information on the benefits of elevator card access systems and to have your property assessed, contact Card Lock Company today. As an access control solution provider with more than 70 years of experience, we have the expertise and know-how to meet all of your property’s security goals. Contact us today for more information and for a consultation.

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