Above all else, above equipment, above the quality of a gym’s trainers, before pricing, comes the safety and security of a gym’s members and staff.
We have left no stone unturned in this facet of our business, employing a wide range of measures and systems to ensure that your 24 hour fitness club is unparalleled when it comes to its members’ safety and security. With this in mind, we have a number of security measures that go well above and beyond your typical local 24 hour fitness centre.
Firstly, the entry system. A class leading multi-tier authentication system. Two secure points of entry, with key fob and biometric scanning required to enter the premises. This is to ensure that the only people on the gym floor with you are staff and signed up and vetted members of the facility.
Security key/fob passing and multiple people entering off a single membership is rife with some 24 hour fitness centres, so we’ve also installed a world class people counting system to ensure that one scan means only one member enters the facility. Any gym entry without an authorised biometric scan automatically triggers an intrusion alarm, with our security control room reviewing and contacting FIT247 management and/or authorities.
If you’re weighing us up against a competitor, ask the other gym how can they ensure that, if a security card/fob/key is accidentally lost outside of the facility and the person who finds that key uses it, how can they detect that a non member person has entered the facility? Or if another member deliberately gives their pass to someone else (who that gym’s management will have absolutely no means of knowing the identity of) to gain access to your centre, how can that unauthorised entry be detected or stopped?
They’ll likely reply with something about “we’ll spot it” or “find out” 10 hours later when/if they review the CCTV, but how can the event be stopped BEFORE it happens or trigger as alarm the second it happens? What measures do they have it place to stop tailgating (multiple members entering off a single pass)? Again, “spotting” 5 people coming in on one pass when reviewing the CCTV footage 10 hours later is all well and good, but it doesn’t either stop the event or raise an alarm immediately if it occurs.
Does the centre have multiple distress alarms where the security control centre is alerted within seconds at the press of a button?
Is there a defibrilator available in case of an emergency?
When it comes to member safety and security, regardless of whether you’re looking to sign up with FIT247 or any other 24 hour gym, these are all critical questions that you should be asking before joining.