Posted on 1st of May, 2019

Bring smart locks into your coworking business

Have you read the GWA blog this week? If you’re in the coworking business and looking to simplify your access control, take a look. And read on to dive deeper…

Access management is different for every business. Whether a software company for coworking businesses, a coworking space with a single location or a larger coworking brand with multiple locations; integrating smart lock technology with access control enables a seamless customer experience.

Most coworking space owners need an out of the box smart lock solution for their coworking space. To list a few of their needs;

  • A quick start solution for cloud based access control

  • Remotely opening any door, from anywhere

  • Controlling who goes where and when

  • Viewing door activity and receiving activity messages on phone

  • A ready-built software solution

  • Trained and certified hardware installer network worldwide

SALTO Keys as a Service (KS) provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Coworking space owners can easily manage access for their locations on-the-go; on top of opening doors remotely, blocking access, viewing entry activity and receiving activity messages on smartphone. Controlling who goes where and when creates operational efficiency. With SALTO KS, coworking space managers can grant designated access to visitors, employees, or even delivery services whenever it is necessary for them to enter. So, no need for investment in application development; and they can reap the benefit of trained and certified SALTO installer network worldwide.

Shared workspaces of any size leverage various tools to better manage their space and provide competitive member experience. That’s why coworking space owners might not only need an out of the box solution for access control, but also options to integrate with their existing coworking tools; such as booking/ reservation tools, community engagement tools, space management tools and many more. Similarly, software and service providers benefit from an access control integration to enhance their current software or service for coworking businesses.

Wondering how integration of access control can help improve customer experience? Imagine you’re a coworking space manager, already using a booking/reservation tool. Any data entered into one of your existing coworking tools; regarding users, rooms or time frame will automatically be converted to access rules in SALTO KS. So, no duplication of work!

Not impressed? How about this: Connect the lock events in your coworking space to your existing coworking tools, such as booking/ reservation tools or community engagement. By pushing lock events to your coworking tools, you can send customized welcome messages to first timers, automatically invoice extended bookings, grant or deny access to cleaners depending on the usage of rooms and much more!

Even though most coworking space owners might need a quick start solution for their coworking space, there are cases where something extra, something more custom is required. In these cases, a coworking space probably needs:

  • Own user interface; either a custom-built access control app or integration into existing app

  • The benefits of a smart lock offering, access control expertise, proven technologies and global support without making extensive investments.

  • Optimization of internal tools, such as booking/ reservation tool

  • Access management of all locations from one place

  • Synchronized user data, to avoid duplication of work

  • Granting or blocking access for guests or customers via your own app, from anywhere, anytime (Digital key feature)

  • No need to interfere with IT infrastructure

When an out of the box smart lock solution is not enough, Clay Locking Platform (CLP) is the right answer. CLP is the only API that makes it possible to integrate cloud-based access control into your existing business and product portfolio, and the only white label smart lock technology available on the market. While the benefit of trained and certified hardware installer network worldwide and the option of integration with coworking tools is still there; CLP offers a customized solution for the specific needs of your coworking space. With a flexible and scalable API, as a coworking space manager you can have full control of your locks through you own app built with CLP.

Managing access for your coworking space doesn’t seem that challenging anymore, does it ?

Industry leaders build solutions using CLP. Take a look at how Regus improved its customer experience with Clay Locking Platform:

We can’t wait for the GWA Flexible Office Conference in September, make sure to drop by our booth to say hi!


SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

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