3 Tips to Build a Successful Case to Move Access Control to the Cloud

You are ready to move your access control solution to the cloud, but need buy-in from your executives. To get started, here is an excellent read to help you justify a move to the cloud to your boss: “Cloud Access Control: 6 Reasons Why it’s a Must for Your Company.”

Cloud access control is so much more than physical security. It is eyes and ears on your business. It is your virtual facility manager. Cloud security replaces being on-premise at all times and, if you have more than one building or office, on all premises at all times.

Building a successful business case to move access control to the cloud centers around time savings as well as increased security and efficient data recall and review in the case of an incident.

Here are the three key elements to include for a successful business case for cloud migration:

Focus On The Business Problem The Cloud Solves

Security is the main function of your access control system. Moving it to the cloud increases the security of your facilities by giving you access to them at all times from anywhere. Explain to your C-Suite the major security impacts remote access control provides:

  • Whether you are on-premise or not, you are able to see who is accessing your building, you can open doors for authorized individuals or revoke access if needed
  • Not only is your facility more secure, the data you are amassing is secure in the cloud.
    • Your cloud access control provider has dedicated professionals focused on making critical software updates in the background
    • The redundancy and security of your data is taken care of for you

Articulate How Cloud will Free up Resources for other Key Business Tasks

Calculate an estimation of the time you and other professionals in charge of the security and access of your company would save with some of the benefits cloud offers, including:

  • The ability to administer and use the access control system from a mobile phone
    • Add new employees to the system from your smartphone
    • End new employees a mobile pass to use on their phone to access their approved doors in your building.
  • Eliminate the cost and time waste of lost key cards and fobs – employees are able to use their smartphones to gain access
    • Rely on the added security of password and fingerprint protected smartphones that your employees will be using to access their mobile pass.

Determine How Cloud-based Access Control Can Be Tied To The Overall Security Plan

The ability to efficiently access your security data in the case of an incident is critical. Your executive team realizes the importance of acting fast when the security of your building has been breached. Here are some of the ways you can point out to them that cloud access makes data recall and review easy, fast, and efficient, in the case of an incident:

  • Surveillance video footage can be pulled up by time of day and camera location/door of entry to see who accessed the facility
    • Footage from parking garages, etc. are also easily pulled up by time of day and location of incident
  • Entry and exit data is also stored – pull up which doors have the most activity or take a look at everyone who entered or exited a once specific door if that one is in question

You know cloud access control can provide your company with the time savings and efficiency to make your buildings, people, and assets more secure. Let us help you make a business case to your C-Suite, check out our new guide, “Cloud Access Control: 6 Reasons Why it’s a Must for Your Company,” for more information on the impacts cloud access control can have on your business.