Access Control in the Cloud

As employees start to return to the workplace, you might be considering updating parts of your security system to meet any new needs they might have. And if you don’t know where to start, your access control system might be a good jumping off point.

Until recently, access control hadn’t changed all too much. The systems were simple, with the aim to keep the bad guys out and let the good guys in, and they didn’t demand much thought. Things are changing, though. Cloud computing systems are dramatically better than they once were, and they have the ability to drastically improve your access control system. Here are four big benefits of cloud-based access control systems.

  1. Data Protection

These days, data and the insights it can bring is key to any organization. Keep that data safe with a cloud-based access control system, where the hosting center storing your software automatically updates and backs up. This way, you’ll always have access to your data, and won’t have to worry about the in-house server dying.

  1. Flexibility

One of the greatest benefits of cloud-based access control is the flexibility it provides — especially as things are changing so fast in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Using the cloud, you can change access permissions as many times as you want, from anywhere. You can also update and manage a cloud-based access control system remotely, making a return to or continuance of a remote work environment easier.

  1. Save Money & Time

Adopting a cloud-based access control system can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. With the cloud, you don’t have to install or replace servers and card readers, or write new software. And since most cloud-based access systems are wireless, you eliminate the time, mone, and inconvenience  of running wires throughout the building.

  1. Improved Safety

With traditional access control systems, you could observe whether they were working while on-site, but you had no way of knowing what was happening while you were gone. Thankfully, a cloud-based access control system is able to provide more peace of mind, since you can access it remotely whenever you want. You can even grant or revoke access for people off-site. Plus, the system is typically monitored by a security professional 24/7.

With all of these benefits and more, cloud-based access control is a crucial part of any future-forward security system.

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