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essensys launches Smart Access

The new solution is designed to enhance the member experience for flexible office space operators and occupiers.

Software as a Service and on-demand technology provider essensys recently announced its launch of Smart Access, an access control solution for flexible office environments. With Smart Access, flexible office space members will only need to swipe their smartphone and essensys can handle the rest. It offers space providers and their a solution that can reside across an entire portfolio—including meeting rooms. One system manages and automates everything.

“Smart Access enables space providers to deliver friction free movements across their entire portfolio,” essensys Chief Product Officer James Shannon said in a statement. “Functionality is integrated into the operator’s member app, removing the need for additional apps and login credentials and making member access as easy as swiping a phone. Door access is just the beginning. With this release we have laid the foundations for future opportunities to allow occupiers to have immediate access to a wide range of services with a simple tap of their smartphone.”

How Smart Access works

Space access is a common pain point for a lot of flexible office space operators as well as their members. Administering entry for hundreds, possibly thousands, of end users across multiple locations, private offices and meeting rooms can be challenging. It can make managing workplace access time consuming and frustrating for the flexible office space tenants and the staff.
essensys created Smart Access to bring more efficient experiences for flexible office space users by just touching their smartphone. Backed by the essensys private network and cloud infrastructure, the Smart Access module enables flexible space providers to create and manage numerous rules that support contactless workspace access in real time. Operators can save time that is lost retrieving misplaced or forgotten entry cards by giving members flexible access options like their phone or integrated QR codes.

“Access control is a major challenge for the flexible workspace industry,” Shannon said. “The number of resident and non-resident occupiers across an office portfolio changes constantly. Traditional door access systems do not easily scale and can cause delays and security risks.

“With essensys Smart Access, space providers gain real-time control and simplified, centralized management while streamlining the customer journey. And, because it’s powered by our private network and cloud, it’s highly secure and cost-effective to deploy.”

Additional Smart Access benefits include integration with flex space management software, access option flexibility and automatic software updates.

“As demand increases for more flexible real-estate products and competition for tenants intensifies, workspace providers need to find ways to make offices more secure, productive and efficient,” essensys CEO Mark Furness added. “Smart Access is a further example of how technology can help the flexible workspace industry meet these needs, improving the occupier experience and reducing operational overhead.”

For more information about essensys Smart Access, visit the company’s product page.

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