Building Managers Preparation for the Holiday Season
What can building managers do to prepare for the holiday season… from a security firm perspective!
The holiday season indeed spells out mayhem for many operators of hi-rise accommodation apartments.
For 50 years FRANKsecure has been servicing many of these facilities, and over this time I can certainly say there are recurring issues year in year out. Whilst we pride ourselves in providing a fast turn around for job requests this approaching time of year presents logistical problems in trying to maintain those turn around times so being prepared can be a wise ploy.
- Locks do fail. Prepare yourself by purchasing 2 or more spare locksets ready to swap over a failed lockset so you can keep your guest rooms functional.
- Registered Security Keys are a fantastic mechanism to improve the security and control of keys for apartment buildings.
- If your facility utilises a registered security key system be sure that you have any reserve locks pre-prepared on your system.
- The reserve locks I suggest should have their own key and should only be used whilst the original lock is being serviced or replaced.
- Be sure to have extra common area keys ordered and ready to distribute.
- Try and do an audit now to discover problem locks and missing keys so you can have them rectified before you become busy.
- Test your camera systems,
- can you extract footage in the situation of an event?
- Do you have the login passwords?
- Is your system still recording?
- Have you cleaned the camera lenses?
- Emergency plan for power outages. Many hi-rise facilities rely on an access control system for opening garage doors, the entry foyer door and to operate the lifts. Summer season presents a high probability of electrical storm activity which can play havoc with power supplies and subsequently plays havoc on your access system.
- What is your plan should the power fail?
- Can you provide a mechanical solution to gain entry or to secure entries reliant on powered access control systems?
- You may need to discuss the situation between your lift service agent and your access control service agent to develop a convenient way to achieve a manual way of operating lifts in these events.
- Posted on 10-10-16
- Posted in SECURITY NEWS Gold Coast