From Fobs to Phones: Why Mobile Access Leads to a Smarter and Safer Workplace

Wave goodbye to fobs and keycards. Say hello to the future of work.

Designed to replace traditional fobs and keycards, Mobile Access allows tenants to enter buildings, suites, and rooms with their phone. No big deal, right?

Wrong! By digitizing the way you manage the ins and outs of your building, Mobile Access opens up an endless array of benefits—from improving operations to tightening security, collecting data to delivering a seamless tenant experience. In short, Mobile Access is key to unlocking a smarter, safer workplace.

With that in mind, we’ve listed some of the major benefits Mobile Access delivers to property managers, tenants, and everyone in between.

So what are you waiting for? Read on to unlock the future of work. #opensesame

1. No More Lost or Stolen Fobs
Whenever a tenant loses their fob, replacing it creates work for security teams and a small headache for the tenant. With mobile access, there’s no plastic to lose, removing this irksome little touchpoint from the equation.

2. No More Lending
Tenants aren’t supposed to lend out their fobs, but they do. Going mobile solves this little security issue. That is, unless they’re willing to give away their phone for the day—or, er, let someone take it to the bathroom…

3. Remote Authorization
Giving access to new hires used to require a trip down to the security room. With digital access management, you can grant that access remotely, saving time and energy for all parties involved. Same goes with updates.

4. Revoking Access
How often does someone part ways with their employer without remembering to give back their plastic? With digital access management, revoking access is as easy as unticking a box.

5. Touchless Entry
Keys need keying. Fobs need fobbing. With mobile access, you can set up electronic leashing to deliver a hands-free, leave-it-in-your-pocket experience. It’s not just more hygienic—it’s more convenient.

6. Slimmer Pockets
No, seriously. Mobile access means there’s one less thing for your tenants to keep in their purses, pockets, and pants. Trust us, they resent having to carry something extra all the time, and they’ll love you for getting rid of it.

7. Multi-Location Access
Headed to the London office? Opening a new HQ? With Mobile Access, tenants can breeze from location to location without any access hiccups.

8. Unlocked Amenities
When people think access, they think turnstiles and doors. But why stop there? With mobile access, tenants can tap into elevators, lockers, parking garages, printers, events, classes, and even remote documents.

9. Faraway Fob Syndrome
How often do people leave their fob on their desks—or even at home? But when they step out for lunch and get locked out… these little moments of friction are a thing of the past.

10. Capacity Management
Define access at the building, floor, suite, and room level to prevent overcrowding and promote physical distancing. Plus, access and identity can be securely logged for quick contact tracing.

11. Occupancy & Utilization Data
With digital access, you can monitor who comes in and who goes out, giving you a better sense of occupancy, as well as what amenities are (and aren’t) being utilized so that you can plan accordingly.

12. Security & Privacy
End-to-end, cloud-based encryption means your buildings stay secure and your tenant data stays safe.

As you can see, the benefits of Mobile Access are nothing to sneeze at. From one end to the other, mobile access makes the workplace go smarter.

Interested in learning more about how Lane can help set up Mobile Access at your workplace? Get in touch at