Read this article from the fitness industry, it may make things a little clearer.
Should you go 24 hour?
InnerTelligence has arguably become the industry authority on setting up 24/7 access control and building automation systems for the fitness industry and we are good at it. Ever since we were approached by the founder of Jetts Fitness in 2007 and designed the system that is still rolling out around the world today, we have been approached by other brands and installers to help them get a foot hold in the 24/7 market.
Back then we forecast that all current gyms around Australia would need to move to the 24/7 model in a short space of time or risk losing their members to a better more flexible model. I am sure you have seen that has happened to many smaller operators and, in fact, some of the bigger ones.
Upgrading to 24/7 can be a simple task of find the right management software, find the right access control equipment and get the right people to install it.fed.
But we can talk with your chosen provider and work with them to get things across the line.
Just think of all the clubs we have built/converted (over 300 now), all the fitness gurus we have spoken with and all the different requirements they have for their own special configuration. We have witnessed so many niche ideas that required lots of customisation to bring into life. We have been the guiding hand in setting up a system that suited their needs and budget.
Why get others to try and re invent the wheel? In the end you will probably pay for their extra time to learn what to do, how it all works and even then may end up with problems than you bargained for. We know that getting this right for you and your members is critical to everyone’s safety and security. For example, Simply choosing the incorrect card format may compromise the site because of the higher risk that duplicate cards exist in general circulation. Your provider simply gets generic cards from their supplier but those same cards or numbers may have been issued by another supplier and may even be in your area. Even worse, the cheap generic cards and tags can be copied by the local key cutting service.
Your members put their trust in you, that you have done your due diligence on their behalf so that your site is safe and secure at all times but especially when it is unstaffed.