Time is Money
Time is money, as they say, especially if you’re a startup or small business owner. Your time spent on activities which have a direct impact on the overall success of your business – i.e. actually running it – shouldn’t be wasted by continually having to maintain electronic systems and solutions. While an access control system can help keep your business premises safe and secure, managing and maintaining your system should always be relatively easy.
How many hours per week do you spend maintaining access control software or managing its operation? Any time spent doing this is wasted and could have been better invested elsewhere on projects with a higher priority.
Maintenance Can Be Costly
If you or your IT personnel are regularly spending time maintaining your access control solution, you will quickly be losing money through human resources and labour costs. Although preserving access control falls under the remit of an IT department, it is an unnecessary expense, given the other far more efficient options available on the market.
The time and energy of your IT department, if you have one, is better spent on other more pressing issues. If you’re a smaller business which outsources IT support on an as-needed basis (i.e. paying a contractor when a problem arises), then the costs can be enormous.
On-Site Electronic Access is Outdated
Cybersecurity solutions have come a long way in recent years and, simply put, site-based electronic access solutions are no longer efficient or up-to-date. Although there is some convenience associated with having your access control data based on-site, this convenience comes with a cost, and there are plenty of other options out there which can save you both time and money.
What’s the Solution?
In the past, most businesses would run their access control systems through a physical computer-based on-site; however, there has been a considerable shift towards the Cloud in recent years.
Cloud-based access control enables companies to manage access control through the internet; businesses rely more and more on the cloud with each passing day, and smaller companies and start-ups should be taking full advantage of the cloud by adapting their business operations to it.
Moving access control to the cloud increases overall efficiency, saves money and improves the security of your business. All these combined make your company more competitive and able to keep up with the latest industry developments.
Not convinced? Here are a few reasons why you should adapt to the Cloud
Cloud-based access control is ideal for smaller companies and start-ups which require flexibility and room to scale, or where there is a heavy reliance on freelancers and contractors. From the cloud, you can manage access control across your office locations and benefit from agility, something which can help a growing business get ahead of the competition.
2. Self Care
Remember, when we talked about having to spend time updating and maintaining on-site access control? That isn’t an issue with cloud-based systems. The suppliers of cloud-based solutions are responsible for the regular maintenance and updating of your access control software, so you don’t have to spend time on this yourself.
3. Data all in one place
You can easily monitor and download data about your access control system – e.g. access logins – for compliance purposes amongst other things. It is merely a matter of logging into your AD Security Systems app and clicking a few buttons.
4. More secure
Not only is the cloud inherently more secure than on-site security solutions, but the chances of data loss are also severely mitigated when your access control operated in the Cloud. Cloud-based access control gives you the ability to modify access rights and permissions immediately, no matter where you are, and integration with other systems, such as HR and payroll, can save even more time.
5. Manage Anywhere, Ant Time
The major plus for cloud-based access control is that you can handle it from anywhere; you no longer need to be on-site to sift through data or manage permissions—ideal if you spend a lot of time on the road or operate your business remotely. Plus, if you hire a lot of freelancers or contractors, you can provide and revoke access rights from anywhere at any time.
The Cloud is the Future
Companies of all sizes around the world are flocking to the cloud and taking full advantage of its potential. Accounting, HR, payroll, access control… there are many powerful cloud-based solutions which all modern companies should be considering.
For businesses across all industries, the cloud is the future and starting off with cloud-based access control is a step in the direction of remaining secure, competitive and efficient as the world of business becomes even more competitive.
AD Security Systems would be happy to arrange an online demonstration for you. Call us, today.