Kastle Systems is currently working with several incubator spaces throughout the country. Each of them have a unique approach to security and access control. Below are a few solutions we have found to be beneficial for spaces like yours:
Largely due to the expense of conduit, a wired reader and lock (access control) on internal doors has been cost prohibitive for many incubator spaces. With that, owners find themselves reverting back to lock and key, which increases the possibility of theft, and leaves no accountability of who is getting into different spaces. Through a recent partnership with Allegion and their integrated wireless lock, it is now possible to add access control on internal doors without the extra expense. The most exciting aspect of this is that you can manage all access through our website- without having to visit each individual door for programming.
Check In Reader
Do you have a system that asks tenants to pay when they are using the space? A check-in reader (it can even be Bluetooth enabled) can be installed to provide tracking of who is using the space and when.
Do you have an easy, web-based video solution installed in your office? In addition to valuable security, a camera can also be used to tell your tenants how busy your space is so they can decide if they want to use the space that day. Restrictions can be placed on the camera(s) so the tenants only have viewing capabilities, where as you and your admin retain full rights. A great idea is to put the camera url (remember, web-based!) right on your landing page so that it’s easy for your tenants to access.
Hands-Free Access (Digital Credential)
The last piece you should consider is our latest innovation, KastlePresence. This allows your traditional “cardholder” to download an app to access the space, and utilizing Bluetooth, leave their phone in their pocket or bag to get into the space. It is a completely hands-free access experience- no more presenting a card. For you, the Bluetooth allows for closer tracking of occupancy, as it captures both entry and exit data.
Incubator spaces create a great, collaborative work environment, but can also create a false sense of security. These are some great, unobtrusive ideas for adding more insight for you, and actually some very cool technology for this new innovative workforce.