Condo Complex Improves Security Through Integrated Access Control, Community Management Platform

The integrated interface from ProdataKey and OwnerGo controls 32 access points to external building entrances and common areas.

ATLANTA — ProdataKey (PDK), a provider of Cloud-based networked and wireless access control products and services, and OwnerGo, a complete web-based lease-management, communication and organizational tool for multi-tenant properties, has implemented a fully integrated solution for Freedom Heights and Lofts (Freedom Heights), a condominium community in Atlanta, Ga.

The integrated platform, designed for condo, apartment, townhome and single-family home communities, is said to provide enhanced security and controlled access to all tenants and workers who service the property while simultaneously providing the Homeowners Association (HOA) board members and property managers with the tools they need to be responsive to residents and function more efficiently.

The integrated interface controls 32 access points to external building entrances and common areas and contains tools to support work order submissions, resident directories, event calendars, leasing documentation, a fully automated leasing list tool and more. Up to 25% of Freedom Heights homeowners lease their units to renters; the balance of units are owner-occupied.

The PDK access control system provides the Freedom Heights HOA with security management capabilities, reporting and the ability to segment access to specific buildings by tenant.

A mobile interface provides the night security guard with real-time awareness of when doors are being accessed, as well as Instant Alerts if any doors are left propped open.

Integration with OwnerGo is said to eliminate redundant data entry while providing continuity in managing lease documents and assigning access credentials. System administrators can more easily keep track of authorized card holders and deactivate cards that have been lost or should no longer be in circulation, according to the company. In addition, cards assigned to a particular unit can be transferred automatically to the next occupants.

The OwnerGo integration allows residents to unlock doors for which they have permission without the need for physical access control cards. Using the graphical map feature within the OwnerGo web and mobile interface, they can tap or click on the door they wish to open.

Using this method, they can also open doors remotely for visitors who call ahead from outside. The system also provides the HOA board with leverage when collecting delinquent payment of condo fees. Residents who are significantly late in payments may have their access to community areas, like the pool and gym, temporarily deactivated until payment is received.

“Using our open API, OwnerGo has been able to pull in a lot of PDK’s features, making the management of security a seamless part of the platform’s capabilities,” says Cory Jackson, vice president of Sales for ProdataKey.

You can learn more about the integrated platform in this case study.

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