Then there’s ACaaS. The acronym has been around for a few years, but it’s starting to catch on. Put the term into Google, and you’ll get some relevant search results, one of which ponders its “disruptive” nature.
ACaas could be disruptive in the same way that BYOD and IoT have been. The latter two have caused a ripple effect, spreading from the consumer side to the commercial. Business is no longer the same.
Traditional access control and physical security solutions can often be stifling. The hardware is so bulky that it doesn’t fit in your small business environment. Maybe the system loses coverage in certain sections of the building—a case akin to the “Can you hear me now?” quandary.
Steve Van Till, President and CEO of Brivo Systems, posed several questions at his ISC West session, Welcome to Social Spaces: The Era of Social Access Management. He asked:
- Has social made the world safer?
- Can social improve security management?
- Can combining the two make us, and our physical world, safer?
He then proceeded to share just how social could make for not only safer spaces but also more secure ones.
The recurring revenue model (RMR) isn’t unfamiliar. Even if we don’t implement the practice ourselves, we likely use SaaS, subscribe to a service like Birchbox, or rent a physical (a building) or digital (cloud storage) asset.
Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) often share concerns similar to enterprise environments. They want to improve access control. They have an interest in cloud-based systems that bridge the physical and virtual.
Video surveillance is one of the best ways to guarantee safe access and better security. However, on-site surveillance can often be unwieldy and involve immense amounts of processing power.
The way we work and interact with physical locations is changing. Laptops and tablets are common. Mobile devices and wearables equally so. These connected “things” make life more convenient and often more manageable.
If you watch basketball for any amount of time—and how can you not with the ongoing coverage of March Madness?—you’ll notice that the players pivot when they encounter a pick or a guard playing man-to-man. The players don’t retreat to the backcourt. They don’t start again. They pivot and look for an open pass or shot.
SMBs invest in security solutions, both digital and physical, in order to protect their workplaces, employees, and customers. What are the benefits outside security? There has to be more to the investment.
There is. With physical security—at Brivo, cloud-based access control—you gain not one but three benefits.