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Access control can be a challenge for the smallest of enterprises. Expanding nationally or globally only magnifies it. Fortunately, cloud-based access control solutions like Brivo OnAir can overcome it.
We visited with Nicky Stokes of ISDTech, one of our dealers based in the UK. He works on a daily basis with global enterprises, both large and small, and helps them solve the access control challenges they face.
If Santa Claus were to come to town, he might be hard-pressed to enter venues integrated with Brivo Systems technologies. Our access control systems only grant entry if they know the person, and that includes Santa and his eight, not-so-tiny reindeer.
Social spaces and frictionless access can sometimes feel like foreign concepts. Mention the Internet of Things (IoT) in relation to the two, and the two can become even fuzzier. Using social identities as a form of authentication? Linking those identities to a mobile device and using it as a credential?
Badges, tokens, and fobs are becoming artifacts of the past physical security and access control era. The new one emphasizes “frictionless” experiences, i.e., experiences in which employees and visitors don’t have to rummage around for their badges or wait for IT or security to give them entry to the building.
We all believe kids should be safe when they’re at school, but we know, all too well, that safety and security are precarious and precious things. Our recent history illustrates that fact.
If you’re involved with enterprise security and access control, you tend to view the world a little differently. You enter a space and think, “How could my experience here be improved if I were already known by the space?”
We define “social spaces” as buildings that can interact with us through our mobile devices or wearables and our social identities. Creating such spaces benefits enterprises; a social workplace or retail space results in more convenient and secure identity and access management (IAM) systems.
During last week’s Secured Cities conference in Baltimore, Maryland, our CEO Steve Van Till shared insights into how social identities improve security. He said, “The security industry is wrong. You don’t have to sacrifice security for convenience.” In fact, convenience makes for increased security.