One of the complaints you no doubt hear often as the owner of a major apartment building is lack of good security in your parking garage. While your tenants perhaps don’t love placing their cars in your garage, you’ve maybe had to tell them that security and available parking are beyond your control.
No doubt you’re tired of having no management over your parking garage security, especially if you’re losing tenants as a result. Crime statistics continue to show parking lots as one of the worst places for incidents to happen.
What can you do to make your garage security better? Our ParqEx Access+ app amps up security in three specific ways.
1. Control Your Garage Door With a Smartphone
One of the standout features of Access+ is the ability to control your apartment’s garage door through a smartphone to avoid delays and wait times on parking attendants. If you own an apartment building, your tenants likely gripe to you about wanting in and waiting too long for a doorman to open the gates.
It’s already a financial drain having to hire a doorman, especially when they sometimes go through protracted processes just to allow regular residents inside.
While being circumspect on security is always good, you don’t want residents having to wait to enter your parking garage if they’re in a hurry. In the age of wireless technology, this isn’t really necessary anymore.
Access+ controls the opening of your parking garage through any smartphone. Thanks to added security measures in our app, all residents will be instantly recognized and be able to open the parking garage with their mobile devices.
Put yourself in the shoes of your tenants and realize even you wouldn’t want to wait more than fifteen minutes to park your car and enter your apartment. Letting them control parking will keep you from having fast tenant turnover.
2. You’ll Also Know Who’s Entering and Exiting Your Garage
The great thing about parking security in a smartphone is it means universal access to those who have permission. It means you’ll also have access to Access+ and monitor who’s coming and going in the garage.
Even if you trust your residents, it’s always a good idea to have the ability to monitor how they use Access+. No tenant is perfect all the time. Being able to ensure they’re not abusing the system without extra work involved is a positive thing.
Better yet, you’re in control of who ultimately accesses parking. If you happen to find out someone unauthorized is using the system, you can take quick action before there’s a security breach.
Keeping your apartment building safe like this will give peace of mind to other tenants who may worry about who’s coming and going. Of course, creating this level of trust means tenants who will stay with you for years.
3. Full Reports of Who’s Accessing the Garage
Metrics in apps like ours are very important. The more you know what’s going on, the more you can change policies quickly to avoid any security incidents.
While real-time security is possible through Access+, having immediate analytics available will help you look at the bigger picture of who’s accessing the parking structure.
Easy-to-use dashboards are the secret to why so many property managers like you are beginning to look to us as a leader. Seeing the activity of all your tenants in one place will help understand their schedules so you’ll know who’s coming and going during the day or night. The latter is especially important as you sleep (so you can sleep better).
Contact us at ParqEx to learn more about our overall platform and the Access+ app. We’ll show you how you can use our digital garage door opener at a low cost so you won’t overspend just to keep your building safe.