The 9 Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based Access Control System

Gain a Competitive Advantage by Using a Cloud-Based Access Control System

In the past, companies ran their access control system on a physical computer. The security and safety industry has seen tremendous advances in cloud-based access control as cloud computing has opened a world of possibilities for security and access controls.  Whether controlling access for a single door or for an entire enterprise spread out over multiple locations, cloud-based hosting of a managed solution allows security dealers and monitoring companies to provide end-users with cost-effective, fully-functional solutions.  

So why should you also move your door access control systems to the cloud?  It’s because it increases efficiency and security of your company which makes you ultimately more competitive.  

1. Flexibility

Cloud based access control is ideal for growing businesses with fluctuating workforces.  Centrally managing and monitoring access rights across multiple office locations provides the agility for a growing business and the real advantage over competitors.

2. Compliance  

You need to submit the access log of your offices monthly? With cloud-based access control you simply log into the web portal and download the relevant data.  No more transferring data form on-premise systems

3. Automatic Software Updates 

You need to submit the access log of your offices monthly?  With a cloud-based access control system you can simply log into the web portal and download the relevant data.  No more transferring data from on-premise systems.

4. Capital Expenditure 

Cloud access control systems cut out the excessive cost of hardware and let you simply pay as you go.  The subscription-based model optimizes your cash flow. The ease of setup and the management of the system also saves you considerable internal resources.  

5. Increased Collaboration 

Your team can access and edit access rights anytime from anywhere with a cloud-based access control.  This allows more efficient work flows without losing control. The different admin roles and the visibility let you empower your team mates without losing any control.  

6. Work Anywhere 

With cloud access control and an internet connection you can manage and monitor the access to your offices from anywhere.  That way your office is never at risk of being accessed by retired employees.

7. Synchronized Data 

The more employees collaborate with external partners and freelancers the greater the need to have a watertight access control system in place.  Before cloud-based systems workers had to receive and eventually hand back access cards. Sooner or later you end up with a chaos where people still have access to your offices but are no longer affiliated with your company.  This is a huge risk for your business and your employees.

When introducing a cloud access management system, all access rights are stored centrally and can be seen with a few mouse clicks.  You can easily update the system with the latest list of people who should have access to the offices and even set expiration dates of keys to be compliant.  

8. Security 

Greater than the loss of expensive equipment is the loss of sensitive data which puts your company at risk.  Updating the access control systems from anywhere gives you the ability to update or delete access rights immediately. Furthermore, you can synchronize floor access rights with your HR database.

9. Gain The Competitive Edge 

Cloud access control systems are real time and allow you to act faster than on-premise system.  Moving to the cloud with your access control gives you access to enterprise-class technology for all your locations.  Remain lean and nimble while having an access control system of the big boys.

For more information on how a cloud-based solution can work for you company or for information on other ClearCom Inc communication solutions contact a member of our team today.