When it comes to securing access to building and gated areas, access control is at the forefront of security options. Access control systems are electronic configurations that limit who can access selected areas, rooms and buildings. There are numerous advantages to using a cloud-based system for access control and security:
Entry and Exit Tracking
Access control keeps track of which individuals enter and leave designated buildings, areas and rooms and when they did so. This also prevents unidentified people from sneaking into buildings and areas that they are not authorized to be in. Cloud-based asset control means that monitoring personnel can keep track of who accesses areas from any device connected to the system, not just on their station’s computers or from the security office.
Businesses that possess sensitive data can restrict who can access certain locations by linking security clearance-level credentials to an access control network.
Improve Building Security
Access cards are faster to swipe for entering areas than trying to locate and use traditional keys. Keys can be lost, destroyed or duplicated, and enough issues with employee keys may warrant changing out a buildings locks. Using access control, a business merely needs to delete the employee’s access card information from the secure system and issue them a new card.
Cloud-based security setups mean that a business can spread out to other locations, all of them being monitored and securely surveilled from anywhere with cloud-enabled devices connected to the security system. Dozens or even hundreds of sites can be tracked through access granted and rejected notifications, site activity logs and real-time video feeds that all reach an employee’s mobile device.
Security issues, threats and alerts can be viewed and managed anywhere with a mobile device connected to the security network’s cloud system. This ensures that designated personnel can immediately respond to security problems as they happen, and it allows these individuals to ensure that company security policies are being followed.
Automated System Health
Commercialized security in the cloud streamlines security system maintenance by automating system updates, notifying the right personnel of any security concerns that need to be tackled.
Special Security Reports
With a commercial security system, security notifications and reports can be customized with rules-based texts and email alerts. For instance, if a room with highly-sensitive data is accessed far more than usual on a certain day, then security personnel can be instantly notified by text or email about this suspicious activity.
Security from Anywhere
With an interactive security system operating on the cloud, designated individuals can monitor and control the security system from anywhere with an authenticated mobile device. Doors, lighting and other environmental controls can be implemented on the cloud with an interactive configuration for any physical business or home.
Security and Automation
Through a cloud-enable device such as a mobile phone, a business or homeowner can remotely lock or unlock doors, schedule lights or temperature settings to adjust at certain times of each day or shut off the lights and save energy for times when no one is present.
Remote Video Control
Cloud-connected video cameras can be installed inside and outside of facilities to keep security personnel in the loop of everything happening in and around buildings in real-time. The cloud lets a business owner or security employees remotely track the property, storing the footage on a cloud-based network or an external hard drive and permitting live-streaming capabilities.
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