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3 Reasons to Enable Cloud-Based Access Control

3 Reasons to Enable Cloud-Based Access Control

Why Transition to the Cloud?

For many, an effective cloud migration reduces cost, improves scalability, and significantly reduces the risk of cyber incidents that could disrupt your business.

Traditionally, business management systems, such as Access Control / Payroll & HR services, would be managed by a large server stored in a spare room or cupboard at the workplace. However, with cloud systems, there are no high costs associated with the purchase of servers and wiring to connect all the components of access control. It is simply a pay-as-you-go model. Therefore, the subscription based model optimizes your company cash flow.

On-premise or legacy products can be costly, requiring regular maintenance and monitoring of in-house server capacity. Moving to the cloud allows your business to seamlessly connect systems together and improve efficiency with all services. It also offers a monthly subscription that can be adjusted according to the number of users.

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Your security needs can be addressed in real time, and you don't have to hire an in-house security professional. Instead, your access control provider can take care of any security-related issues.

Cloud-based access control gives autonomy back to you, thanks to simplistic usability features such as access to the system anytime, anywhere, and from any device – smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC – allowing stakeholders to truly feel connected to their business. Furthermore, you can act quickly and efficiently to update access privileges and ensure only authorized employees are able to access a facility.

For small and mid-sized enterprises, a cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) product can provide the benefit of a fully automated, intelligent solution with high levels of extensive security and protection.

Increase Security

For many, an effective cloud migration reduces cost, improves scalability, and significantly reduces the risk of cyber incidents that could disrupt your business. 

Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity enables these tools to sit on a network and share data. This data, when administered through an analytics engine, can be used to produce compelling insights, informing decision making around site security or identifying areas of improvement from an operational point of view.

Having a cloud-based access control system makes it easier for businesses with multiple locations to install, monitor, and maintain their entire infrastructure from one device. Therefore, managing security, access permissions, and video surveillance are streamlined across multiple facilities and locations. In addition, existing management procedures (e.g., HR and Facilities) and video surveillance can also be easily integrated into your access management software.

Save on Administrative Costs

Transitioning to the cloud can deliver financial and administrative cost savings. With a cloud-based access control application that is hosted off-site, you can save money by not having to maintain data centers, hardware servers, and other ongoing operational procedures. 

One of the biggest complaints about on-premise access control systems is that they require a hefty initial investment. Monthly subscription agreements reduce the total cost of the investment. Plus, they can result in lower operating costs. This allows companies of varying sizes to choose the security solution that is fit for purpose and budget appropriate.

Get Unlimited Scalability

Unlike traditional on-premise solutions, cloud-based access control permits unlimited scalability; there is no limit to the number of doors which can be monitored or controlled. The flexibility of these systems is essentially unlimited and allows users to specify the level of control they need.

A cloud-based access control product offers the customization to meet your organization's needs. Whether you're a small or mid-sized business with one or two locations or a large enterprise with lots of sites and doors, you can get a solution that can scale with you.

This blog is courtesy of OLS, a UKG Technology Partner who offers cloud-based access control to organizations of all sizes around the globe, including the UK, EMEA, and the U.S., and integrates with UKG Dimensions™ and UKG Ready™. To learn more or connect directly with OLS, visit the OLS UKG Marketplace profile.

OLS and UKG Partnership