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Cloud-Based Access Control Systems Are Essential to Office Automation

Written by Michael Maxsenti on 12, June 2019

Office Automation Elevates the Employee Experience

Office Automation Elevates the Employee ExperienceIn today's modern workplace employees expect their office experience automated. The demand is so great that employers are either seeking out office space that meets these demands or retrofitting their current space to do so.

With companies clamoring to attract and retain top talent in the market, they must make sure that they can meet their demands. What have employees come to expect you ask? A smart office that provides them with the flexibility and functionality they need to do their job efficiently and comfortably. From conferencing, networking, security and application access, everything should be a breeze to setup and use. With a cloud-based access control system that uses mobile access, you can check one more box on the automated office list!


How Cloud-Based Access Control Sets the Stage for an Automated Office

A cloud-based access control system provides employees with the flexibility and accessibility they want because and frees them up from the constraints of a traditional systems. For example, credentials can be automatically provisioned to a mobile device. This eliminates the need for your employees to carry (and remember) separate key cards or fobs. Your company gets the peace of mind of not having to deprovision access across multiple locations when an employee leaves or paying for replacement cards when they inevitably get lost. 


Enhances Security and Compliance

As we become more interconnected, the need for security is only going to increase. An access control system helps you remain compliant and ensures the safety of your building and employees is at the forefront of future planning. Cloud-based access control systems enhance security by providing easy to access insight into how your office space is being used.

It also allows you to easily manage who has access to what spaces in the office based on roles within the company or seniority levels. In Sequr you can create designated access groups to get more granular on the levels of access needed to different doors. Any additional security benefit is being able to quickly pull access logs that are often needed during compliance audits. Information such as time, space, date, and incidents are all stored in one system and can be quickly downloaded.


Streamlines Workflows and Integrations

With technology advancing at the speed of light, companies need an access control system that can keep up with the pace of change. That means a solution that can provide a single view of all access activity, while also providing them with the ability to scale as they grow their business and operations to new locations.

With a cloud-based access control system like Sequr, you can streamline access control workflows and processes by integrating with identity management systems like Okta and Active Directory. This allows you to provision and deprovision access from one system as opposed to logging into several.


Reduces Cost and Increases Productivity

Not only does having a cloud-based access control system make it easier for people to move in and out of your office spaces, but it also saves time and money. As with other business systems, the software-as-a-service approach can help reduce overhead and the ongoing operations costs of on-premises access control systems. It also ensures that all of your systems are all current on software updates, without the need for manual intervention.  

Cloud-based access control systems can also help you save by:

  1. Increasing productivity through the centralization and automating of workflows from one central hub
  2. Reducing the maintenance cost of managing a legacy system
  3. Decreasing the printing costs of key cards and fobs when using mobile device credentials


Added Control and Insight

If you’re a company with multiple locations, or a startup with aspirational growth plans, having an access control system that allows you to scale your access control, security, and compliance is extremely important. A cloud-based access control system helps you manage all your office locations remotely and ensure continuity in the employee experience across office buildings. This not only gives companies more control on who has access to their space, it also provides more information on how to better design their workspaces to fit the needs of their organization and employees.

Implementing a cloud-based access control system to your office automation plans just makes sense. Every day, more and more processes are moving into a cloud and it should start with access.



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