Application of Access Control in Shelters

According to the latest statistics from the National Coalition to End Homelessness, in January 2020, when COVID19 is about to begin, 580,466 people will be homeless in the United States. This is the largest number of homeless people in the United States since 2013. Among the homeless, men account for a higher proportion. For every 10,000 men, 22 are homeless, but for every 10,000 women, only 13 will experience homelessness.

In view of these harsh facts, the construction of the hope refuge is a major project, and the safety of the refuge is also a top priority. Currently, it is hoped that the shelter can accommodate up to 66 homeless people at the same time, and provide as much as 500 meals during lunch and dinner.

The entire shelter can be divided into three parts: kitchen, shelter and administrative office. What the access control system needs to do is to be able to access in segments. Because the shelter is guarded around the clock, a powerful access control system is needed to control the entry and exit of employees. And because the shelter is on duty around the clock, employees will be divided into three rounds and alternate on duty. The employees of each shift cannot influence each other, which means that the authority of the key must be strictly distinguished by time.


Vanma smart lock system is undoubtedly a good choice.

1. Flexible authorization

Vanma smart locks can be flexibly authorized. The manager can set the unlocking period of the key to three types, from 0 o’clock to 8 o’clock, 8 o’clock to 16 o’clock, and 16 o’clock to 0 o’clock. Only within the specified time, employees can use the key to unlock the lock. In addition, even if others have the key, they cannot unlock the lock.

2. Easy to install

As a shelter, the most important thing is simple installation and short time-consuming. Vanma smart lock is a passive electronic lock, which can be installed without wiring, saving wiring time. And its installation steps are the same as the mechanical lock, it only takes 3 to 5 minutes.

Scroll to Top