Why Residential Access Control Is the Next Big Thing

In the age of technology, it’s hard to believe standard keys are still used to lock and protect our homes, especially since residential access control has begun to populate the market. Keys have been used for centuries, but they lack the conveniences and benefits modern access control provides. With features like wireless and remote access, it’s no wonder millions have chosen access control systems to protect their homes. After all, commercial properties have been using them for years. To provide a brief overview of their benefits and features, here’s why we think residential access control is the next big thing.

The Benefits

Residential Access Control Benefits


Access control security systems have a wide range of benefits. Somefeatures are provided for convenience while others are designed to increase thesecurity of your home. Whether you need controlled access to your home or simply want to carry around less keys, these advanced systems have the practical and advanced solutions you need.

Restrict Access

This may seem like a no-brainer, but access control lock systems provide exclusive access to loved ones while restricting it to others. Whether you’re home or away, you can rest assured knowing that your family will be able to access your home and secure the doors with advanced locking systems.

Remote Locking

With a convenient security app, homeowners can remotely grant access or arm their alarm system with the touch of a button. This is helpful if you have friends or loved ones visiting. No matter your whereabouts, you’ll have the ability to grant them access and welcome them into your home to get comfortable.

No Keys? No Problem

For certain access control systems that utilize keypads or fingerprints, you don’t even have to worry about having a key. It also takes away the stress of managing an excess amount of keys overall.

Integrated with Other Systems

Advanced access control has the ability to link with other essential alarm systems, all of which can be monitored from your smartphone or by local security experts who can notify you when an alarm has been triggered.

Keypads & Readers


When you choose an access control system for your family, it’s important to select one that speaks to their unique needs and habits. There are a wide variety of wireless access control systems, each with their own features. Some have fingerprint technology while others are made to stand the test of time. No matter your needs, though, take comfort in the fact that state-of-the-art technology is controlling the entry points of your home.


A keypad is a simple and effective way to control access to your home. Not only are they built to last, our keypads are made to withstand extreme climate conditions. Often found in gated communities, these sleek and discrete control panels provide a cost-efficient and stylish way to protect your home.

Proximity Reader

Proximity readers utilize state-of-the-art microprocessor technology to decode signals from security cards that can easily fit in your wallet. Once the signal is verified, the lock then opens for access. They’re easy to use, highly effective, and perhaps your greatest defense against intruders.

Stripe Card Reader

Stripe card readers seem simple enough, but don’t let them fool you. These access control systems have magnetic strips that are triggered when an appropriate security card is used. Made to operate in all climates—rain or shine—these handy readers are sturdy enough to last and highly effective against unwanted visitors.

Access Reader

There are a wide variety of access readers including the proximity reader mentioned above. Some include advanced fingerprint identification technology to accurately scan your finger and grant entry. Not only is this security solution unique to you, it’s perhaps the most ironclad system to keep out unwanted visitors.


If you’d like to learn more about residential access control and their unique features and benefits, contact a security alarm expert at Mesa Alarm Systems—a Houston trusted brand since 1990. No matter your home security needs—access control systems or beyond—have peace of mind you’ll receive quality service and products from industry leading professionals. Contact us today to learn more!

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