Time is money, as they say, especially if you’re a startup or small business owner. Your time is best spent on activities and tasks which have a direct impact on the overall success of your business – i.e. actually running it – and shouldn’t be wasted by constantly having to maintain electronic systems and solutions. While an access control system can help keep your business premises safe and secured, managing and maintaining your system should be relatively easy.
How many hours per week do you have to spend maintaining its software or managing its operation? Truth being told, any time spent doing this is time which has been wasted and could have been better #invested elsewhere or on projects which are of a higher priority.
Maintenance Is Costly
If you or your IT personnel are regularly spending time maintaining your access control solution, you will easily be losing money through manpower and labor costs. Although maintaining 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 huge.
On-Site Electronic Access is Outdated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 solutions 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 huge 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:
- It’s flexible
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.
- It takes care of itself
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 system, so you don’t have to spend time on this yourself.
- Data all in one place
You can easily monitor and download data about your access control system – e.g. access logins – which can then be used for compliance purposes amongst other things. It is simply a matter of logging into SabreVault app and clicking a few buttons.
- It’s more secure
Not only is the cloud inherently more secure than on-site security solutions, the chances of data loss are seriously mitigated when your access control is handled via the cloud. Cloud-based access control gives you the ability to modify access rights and permissions immediately, no matter where you are, and this can be synchronized with your other systems such as HR and payroll.
- It can be managed from anywhere
The major plus for cloud-based access control is that you can manage it from anywhere; you no longer need to be on-site to access data or manage permissions. This is ideal if you spend a lot of time on the road or manage 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 investing in.
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 enters the 21st century.
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