TLJ Access Control has joined forces with leading resident engagement and property management software provider Spike Global. Together they offer contactless, keyless entry via its Spike Living portal. Residents in a building enabled with the new technology can access the main entrance, pick up their mail or parcel deliveries from a smart locker, take an access-control lift and open their own front door via a single smartphone app. This brings a host of benefits, including:
Not only does keyless, electronic door entry offer convenience for residents, it also has benefits for property managers – not least by eliminating the problem of lost, stolen or damaged keys and keycards.
Digital access control offers a streamlined way to deal with amenity bookings too. For example, if a resident has booked the use of a communal facility such as a cinema room or meeting space, it will remove the need for a member of staff to unlock the facility or be available to hand over a key. Instead, access can be granted via the app, and time limited to the specific booking.
By integrating TLJ’s electronic access control systems into the Spike Living portal, there is no need for residents to have two separate apps if their building has keyless entry, making it quick, convenient and user-friendly. And, of course, in the unlucky event of a smashed or stolen phone, access can be speedily controlled or cancelled on another device.
The lack of physical keys, especially plastic key cards or fobs, also helps with the building's ESG credentials – an increasingly important consideration for developers and operators alike.
Luke Martin, TLJ's Chief Technical Officer, said:
What Spike Global and ourselves have in common is the desire to make life as simple and intuitive as possible for our customers, so working together makes perfect sense. Keyless door entry is convenient, hygienic and secure, giving peace of mind to residents that only authorised people can gain access to the building. Accessing it through the familiar medium of the Spike Living portal means that everything residents need is always at their fingertips.
Jeremy Heath-Smith, CEO of Spike Global, adds:
We are delighted to be working with TLJ, which, like us, is a forward-thinking company that aims to make everyday life easier through smart technology. With many developers now choosing electronic door entry for its all-round ease and convenience, the ability to integrate this into a single resident engagement portal, accessed via a single app, will be an attractive option to building management teams.
|SPIKE was founded by Jeremy Heath-Smith and Dan Clapson who both have a highly successful track record of creating video gaming technology. Jeremy’s most successful game being Tomb Raider, starring Lara Croft. The business is now chaired by well-known real estate developer Rob Tincknell, the former CEO of Battersea Power Station. |
Spike Global employs a large, visionary team of determined and professional technical experts and support services, to lead the way in community-based technology solutions. Spike aims to enrich the lives of users and their communities by creating better places to live and work.
|TLJ is a family owned and run business, based in East Yorkshire but with global presence. The company designs, manufactures, installs and services its range of award-winning electronic smart locks and access control systems entirely in-house. This makes us agile and flexible, delivering tailored solutions to the residential, hospitality and student accommodation sectors. We’re proud of our integration with Spike Global; another great example of how we work with market-leading providers to add real value for the operator and end user.|