7 Advantages of Cloud-Based Access Control Systems
Flexibility. Convenience. Security. Cloud-based solutions offer these traits and so many more through innovative technologies that cater to today’s telecommunications needs.
For commercial security, cloud-based access control systems are quickly becoming the preferred, future-proof investment for businesses in a wide range of industries. As opposed to traditional on-premise systems that require hardware and/or software to be installed on your premises or property, cloud-based access control systems equip businesses with remote management capabilities.
More enterprises – from property managers to federal and local government agencies – are switching to cloud-based access control systems to enhance security management resources. Curious how it can benefit your business?
Check out these seven advantages of cloud-based access control systems!
1. Remote Management From Anywhere, Anytime
As you’re probably already aware, cloud computing allows users to access, edit, or share essential information from essentially anywhere in the world. The same accessibility applies to cloud-based access control systems.
Cloud computing grants you unprecedented access to oversee every facet of your commercial security system, all from the convenience of your laptop, smartphone, or mobile device.
From one all-encompassing cloud-accessed dashboard, you can control your security system from anywhere, anytime – without having to rely on network configurations or a designated workstation.
You don’t even have to be on-site to let someone into your property or premises, as remote unlock capabilities give you more flexibility to let in anyone from delivery employees or vendor contacts.
2. Reduce Hardware & Equipment Dependency
On-premise access security systems often require immense hardware, equipment, or software installation, which will inevitably need routine maintenance or repair work to ensure optimal performance.
With cloud-based access management, you practically eliminate your dependency on security hardware or equipment, reducing any instances of technological malfunctions or system failures.
Cloud-based access control systems equip you with dozens of innovative features and resources that don’t require significant hardware installation:
- Remote unlock or contactless unlock capabilities
- Text or email guest passes to visitors
- Automated system of software updates via cloud servers
- No wiring or cabling systems
- Set up unlock technology via Bluetooth, WiFi, or Cellular signals
- Custom security reports via smartphone or mobile device
- Seamless integration options for your current security systems
The less you depend on on-premise equipment or systems, the less you’ll have to worry about maintenance costs or frequent repairs.
3. Seamless Integration
For many property owners or managers, the thought of spending a bunch of time and money on installing a new access control system can seem daunting – to say the least. But the truth is upgrading to a new cloud-based access control system and integrating it with your existing operations can be QUICK and EASY!
You can seamlessly integrate cloud-based access control systems into your current CRM, video intercom system, G-Suite directory, or whatever existing control system your property utilizes.
Saving time on installation, training, and software support means you won’t have to significantly interrupt your current operations, and tenants or staff won’t be bothered by any unexpected delays in entry protocol.
4. Scalable Security Solutions
Every business owner has security needs that fluctuate over time. That’s where cloud-based access control systems come in handy, providing more scalable security solutions that can immediately be applied to your current security setup. Adding new access locations, door entries, or security passes can be achieved in a few clicks of a mouse or swipes on your smartphone!
You can even centralize all of your cloud-based security features into your current network infrastructure design, allowing for a seamless integration of all your cloud-based access tools.
5. Improve ROI Over Time
The less security equipment or hardware you have to invest in over time, the more ROI you will inherit moving forward. In today’s world of innovative security services, installing expensive on-premise security hardware will inevitably become dated technology in as little as a few years.
Using cloud-based security solutions, any software or technology updates are automatically downloaded and installed, and all tools can be customized to suit your specific security needs.
Bottom line: More flexible security options mean less spending on your overall security ventures in the future.
6. Simplified User Enrollment
It’s one thing to overwhelm yourself with a new access system overhaul. But any semblance of “change” in access protocol is typically unwelcomed by staff, tenants, and visitors alike.
Fortunately, with cloud-based access control systems, user enrollment is a seamless, simplified process that typically requires a few taps on a smartphone or a click of a mouse to enroll. Through email or smartphone applications, users can quickly download whatever cloud-based platform they need to create log-in information for their new access control system.
Best of all, once they’ve created their log-in credentials and downloaded the necessary apps, it’s instantly back to business as usual with quick, seamless entry options such as touchless or smartphone entry.
7. Peace of Mind
There’s a reason 92% of businesses today have switched over from on-premise access solutions to cloud-based access control systems for all their on-site entry services.
To put it simply: Investing in a new cloud-based access management system is also an investment in peace of mind – not only for yourself but for your tenants, staff, visitors, etc.
With advanced security features and resources, you can sleep better at night knowing your property or premises are safeguarded 24/7!
Cloud-Based Solutions From Telecom Technologies
To find more flexible, cost-efficient security services, your business needs a professional assessment and evaluation of your current security practices.
At Telecom Technologies, we work directly with businesses of all sizes and industries to evaluate security needs and present cloud-based solutions that adhere to exact specifications and budgetary requirements.
When you need scalable commercial security systems designed to protect your business, contact Telecom Technologies to schedule a consultation with our commercial security specialists!