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 Improving Access Security for Houses with Multiple Occupancy

A House with Multiple Occupany (HMO) is a property that’s rented out by at least three people who are not from one household such as a family. They share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.

HMOs are popular with students and public-sector workers and are often found near universities, colleges and large public-sector organisations such as hospitals.

Securing access to this type of property can be problematic due to the number of visitors coming and going. As well as the tenants and their families; landlords, cleaners, and other maintenance workers may also need access to the property.

In these circumstances, it can be beneficial to look at alternatives to key-based locks and instead choose door locks designed for multiple users.

Lost keys present a security risk

When deciding on the best and most secure access methods, it’s worth taking a look at new smart home security options that don’t require keys.

If you have multiple occupants and numerous visitors, it’s easy for keys to go missing, leaving your property vulnerable to intruders. With keyless locks, you don’t have to worry about lost keys, and you don’t have the hassle of searching for them when you’re standing by the front door laden down with bags.

Smart door locks are flexible and convenient

Smart door locks provide home protection without the need for keys. Occupants and visitors can use fobs, swipe cards or enter PIN codes to gain access.

And if you want to install a comprehensive security system at the property, you can choose door access products that will connect up with your smart home security system. You have the option of linking your door access with sensor motion lights, security alarms and CCTV systems.

With smart lock products, you can select from a range of different methods to gain access to your property including key fobs, RFID cards, smart bracelets or via an app.

Wireless smart door locks give you control

Wireless smart door locks are ideal for houses of multiple occupancy as you can lock and unlock your door remotely and give digital keys to anyone else who needs regular access to the property. Creating and sending mobile keys allows you to keep track of who comes and goes via your smartphone.

Using a mobile app, you can be sent a notification when someone locks or unlocks a door. The app makes it easy to produce permanent or temporary access schedules for the people who visit the property regularly.

Some smart locks will even automatically unlock the door when a person walks towards it.

Would you like advice on the best security options for your HMO?

If you’re looking for cost-effective, but high-quality home security products, then Rocks Locks can recommend the best solutions for your HMO.

Why not get Stuart to conduct a FREE home security survey to provide you with advice on the best security options for your needs and budget?

Find out how to improve the security of your residential or commercial property, contact Stuart at Rocks Locks on 07900 335525.


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