One of the concerns voiced by customers when renting at a smart facility, is what happens when the power goes out?
Is there a downside to putting too much trust in technology?
Tenants get excited when presented with the benefits of the Nokē Smart Entry (NSE) system. But. Sometimes they wonder whether or not it's too good to be true?
What happens if your facility loses power? In traditional storage, when a storage facility loses power, whatever electronic security the facility used would probably go offline. Effectively, the facility is now blind to what is going on. And all they have left are the tenant locks as the last line of security on the unit.
However, since tenants are not using a padlock on a smart unit, what does that mean for their storage units' security in the absence of electrical power?
Overall access and operation of your facility is dependent on electricity and will change with a temporary loss of power. These other aspects of your facility, that are excluding tenant smart units, can be affected by an outage if they are not on battery backup systems. This includes entry points and equipment such as elevators, gates, sliding doors, access-controlled building doors, internet, VOIP phone lines, DVR and cameras, office devices, and other equipment that relies on electricity for operation.
What happens when the power goes out?
For facilities offering Nokē smart locks on their tenant units, smart locks are superior to regular locks, even in a power outage, thanks to the Tesla battery units that power them. In the event of an outage with Nokē Volt smart locks, they switch to battery back-up until power is restored. On the other hand, Nokē ONE smart locks are equipped with robust, built-in battery units that ensure continuous operation.
This means the tenant's belongings remain safe and secured even in the event of power failure. The unit's smart lock is still actively armed and recording data, which will be reported back to the cloud once the other network devices go back online. They don't have to worry that the unexpected outage left them vulnerable with only a little lock standing in the way of protecting their treasures. Whether the power is on or off, a tenant gets the best storage solution available with the Nokē smart lock and the NSE system.
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