De Key housing association – efficient access management and integration with digital platform
Housing association – De Key – wanted to enhance efficiency when it came to key management which, with their existing mechanical locking system, was an intensive and expensive process. They found the ideal solution with iLOQ’s digital locking and mobile access sharing solutions.
iLOQ S50 cylinders have been installed in housing for international students who have a maximum contract of 1 year. With this mobile access sharing solution, no physical keys are needed. Doors are unlocked using a smartphone running an app. iLOQ S5 cylinders are used in the buildings where longer-term students or young people between the ages of 18 and 28 live. All the access rights they need in the building are programmed to one physical key. Access rights can be easily updated as residents move in and out. And they can be quickly cancelled if a key is lost, stolen or unreturned.
Collaboration between De Key, GuestCompass and iLOQ
The Guestcompass app is the digital platform for De Key’s international students. The app contains all the information about the housing complex and about the living environment in general. By integrating the functions of iLOQ’s mobile access sharing solution into this app, the phone also acts as the key for the building and for their home. This creates an optimal online customer experience.
Issuing keys and the check-in process are fully automated using GuestCompass. This combination of functions and applications offers several advantages:
- Increased self-reliance and competence of tenant
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Improved internal efficiency
- Ease of use for administrator and resident
- Granting access can be remotely, easily and safely done by the building manager
- Reduced risk, because there is no need to store or issue spare keys and there are no physical master keys in circulation
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