End User Benefits
Intelligent locks offer a wealth of valuable data to end users. For example, AccessNsite, the software powering Parkshore’s access control solution, allows the end user to pull audits to see who has gone through a specific door. If an item goes missing in a resident’s apartment, it’s simple to determine exactly who accessed the door, and when. Also, if a resident loses a key fob, the locks can be reprogrammed quickly and easily to the replacement fob.
With Parkshore, the access control software is hosted offsite at the corporate office of Transforming Age, owner of Parkshore and 12 other retirement communities across the U.S. With AccessNsite’s inherent scalability and flexibility, Transforming Age can use the same access control server for multiple retirement communities in several geographic locations, with very little modification needed to their current setup.
In future phases of the Parkshore renovation, additional Intelligent locks will be implemented for exterior entrances, doors to administration offices, medication rooms, and other highly confidential areas. With the existing integration of intelligent locks and AccessNsite software, adding and managing access rights will be quick and easy.
Just as important, with American Direct and AccessNsite providing total integration in every phase of the door openings at Parkshore, the likelihood of intelligent lock failure is significantly reduced. For example, with traditional door opening projects — where multiple subcontractors work independently of one another — intelligent locks fail approximately 20% of the time after being installed. In most cases, this failure is due to the commercial integrator’s inexperience in working with intelligent openings. When these failures occur, it leaves the end user wondering who’s responsible for resolving the issue. With American Direct on the project, if service is needed, responsive local support is just a phone call away.