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What Cloud-Based Security Technologies Mean For West LA Businesses

52% of businesses view cloud-based technologies as part of crucial infrastructure growth. Cloud-based technologies helped firms implement more remote and hybrid working amid the pandemic – but what can cloud-based security technologies do for your West LA business?

If you’re looking to upgrade your building security strategy, keep reading. This guide will talk you through some of the main benefits of implementing cloud-based security for your West LA business.

What Cloud-Based Security Technologies Bring To The Table For West LA Businesses

You should keep reading if your West LA business is interested in cloud-based security solutions. In this guide, we will discuss the significant benefits your company gains from investing in cloud-based security tools and integrations, including more convenience and a cyber-physical approach to security.

More Convenient Access Control And Remote Operation

Touchless access control is a cloud-based security installation that is helping businesses to secure their building from third parties and intruders without sacrificing convenience for everyday building users. 

Touchless access control is a mobile-first cloud system that eliminates the need for keycards and fobs. Instead, users only need their mobile devices with their digital access credentials. With mobile credentials, businesses can eliminate the unnecessary expense of replacing keycards and fobs. 

With mobile-first technology, employees and building users can enter the building seamlessly and effortlessly – all they need to do is wave their hand over the access reader. When the access reader detects the hand motion, this will trigger remote communication with the user’s mobile device via Bluetooth, WiFi, and cellular. By using three methods of communication, the system ensures that users enter on their first attempt, which means that traffic into your building will be uninhibited.

By implementing a cloud-based access control system for your West LA business, you will be able to lock your doors and view access log information remotely using a cloud-based control center or mobile application. If your business implements a hybrid work model, then this allows your system administrators to work off-site and manage your security data from home.

More Integration Potential

A cloud-based access control system has open API integrations, which enables you to use access control as the center of a fully-integrated security system. Here, we will discuss some of the best integrations for access control in a cloud-based system.

Video Cameras

When implementing door access control security, you must be aware of the risks and vulnerabilities. If a third party steals access credentials, they can easily use these credentials to enter your building. However, you can minimize this risk by integrating video surveillance and door access control. 

A video intercom system comes with built-in touchless access control and high-definition video camera, rolling two security tools into one device. This tool lets your security staff and system administrators view security information remotely on a single interface. Having both sets of information readily available in one place allows your team to easily verify the identity of users before they enter the building – eliminating the risk of stolen access credentials.

Visitor Management Software

Visitor management software integrates with your access control system to provide more reliable and accurate visitor management for your business. Your business needs to maintain an awareness of who is in the building. Not only will detailed visitor logs help in a criminal investigation, but they will also help you ensure all visitors have been escorted to safety during an emergency evacuation.

Visitor management software provides your visitors with digital registration forms they must fill out before entering the building. Once they have filled out the form, they will gain temporary access credentials that allow them to enter the building. When your visitor leaves the building, the system revokes these temporary access credentials. The visitor management system will also automatically sign your visitors out. A visitor management system is far more reliable than a physical log book.

Wellness Verification Software

Wellness verification software automates the track and trace process in your building. Since the pandemic, businesses have to take extra precautions to avoid the spread of coronavirus in their office, which could inhibit productivity.  Wellness verification software works similarly to visitor management software. Users must fill out a digital form regarding their symptoms before entering the building. If the individual is symptomatic, the system will restrict their access, and your staff can instruct them to take a coronavirus test.

A Cyber-Physical Approach To Security

If you build a cloud-based system, this gives you the opportunity to merge cyber and physical security teams in your business. You need cybersecurity software to protect your physical security system, and your physical security system protects digital assets stored inside the building. With a cloud-based system, physical and cyber security are interwoven, and a cyber-physical approach to security can help to create a more cohesive and future-proof overall strategy.

Summary

West LA businesses are benefiting from the convenience of cloud-based security technologies. Not only do cloud-based security technologies ensure security does not inhibit daily operations for your staff, but it allows you to create a fully integrated security system. Consider investing in a cloud-based security system that will enable you to access integrations that can streamline and automate processes for your system administrators, security staff, and HR team.

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