As businesses of all types start to reevaluate their daily operations, the focus on remote capabilities is growing by the day. Let’s look at how deploying cloud-based access control can help your team minimize on-site and in-person interactions.
Initial Installations – Think Virtually
For businesses who have historically staffed their lobby entrance with a reception desk, it’s time to consider implementing access control for visitors in order to reduce person-to-person contact. Access control solutions can facilitate visitor credentialing in advance of their visit. This would allow visitors and contractors to apply for and receive their credentials prior to arriving at your facility, thus eliminating lengthy conversations with reception staff.
When using a legacy access control system topology, computer hardware servers are required to be on-site at your facility. With a cloud-based solution, the database server need not be located at your facility. The database can be located remotely, in the cloud, eliminating the initial cost of the server as well as reducing overall power consumption and room cooling to service the server.
In-person Maintenance Reduction
This is perhaps the most significant benefit in a post-pandemic environment. With the server located off-site, in the cloud, the need for a technician to visit your site to service the hardware is eliminated. Additionally, all operating system and other software updates no longer require a visit to your facility. This eliminates person to person contact and frees up your team to work on other tasks.
Software and Operational Changes
When it’s time to adjust business hours, add or remove employees, or scale to meet the demands of your business, all changes to the system can be done remotely. Card credentials can be created off-site, past employees can be removed instantly, and additional person-to-person interactions can be eliminated.
Door Hardware and Cloud Migration
Now that everyone is realizing that working virtually isn’t just for sales teams, it’s time to formulate a migration strategy for your access control solution. Door hardware can, in most cases, remain the same. Changes to any hardware can be minimized and, if necessary, be performed off-hours when distancing is easier to implement.
A Clearer, More Distant Vision
To help keep your security team and facility as safe as possible, Vision Security Technologies will design, engineer, install, and maintain systems that meets the needs of your organization from a safe distance. Our team can perform any on-site installation or maintenance during non-peak hours with proper PPE in place. Your employees, visitors, contractors, and administrators demand a security and safety solution that meets specific expectations and performance criteria that help them work safer and smarter. Our team has the experience and expertise to meet your high expectations. We’ll visit your site in-person during off-peak hours, virtually using streaming video, or review your location drawings and as-built diagrams to determine the best migration path for your access control solution.