There’s been a huge migration to Cloud-based physical security as increasingly more enterprises are recognizing the advantages. And they’re many. Among them – operational improvements, simpler multi-site security management, lower upfront investment costs and recurring maintenance fees, the ability to consolidate video surveillance and access control costs into one monthly subscription cost, and the peace of mind knowing that the scalability of their Cloud-based security is virtually limitless. All this without the headaches of managing and keeping security products and procedures in-house. And, there’s no need to worry about keeping software up-to-date – updates are done continuously for them in the Cloud.
For those end users tasked with managing access to multiple sites, manual processes, often tedious and vulnerable to credentials being leaked, are handled much more seamlessly in the Cloud. A Cloud-based access control solution brings plug-and-play simplicity to managing doors, users and credentials across an organization. The varying sites can be conveniently managed in one singular system while security levels are actually enhanced. Access can be granted or denied remotely, and users can enjoy the convenience of safe and secure access right from their mobile devices which can serve as their access credential.
As for video surveillance, a Cloud-based management platform allows users to monitor door-based events simultaneously and in real time via correlated video footage across their enterprise. Hybrid cloud video security cameras can also provide organizations with the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics. This deep-learning intelligence can be used not only in security applications but also to improve operational efficiencies.
In these challenging times where we’ve seen a sharp global spike in security threats and data breaches, Cloud-based security systems safeguard users from cyber threats, internal threats, and data loss.
Despite the huge conversion we’re seeing to Cloud-based security solutions, many are still not sure what exactly it is. In simple terms, it’s a set of control-based technology protections designed to secure resources and data stored online and protect against theft, leakage, and loss of data. Firewalls are a critical component of Cloud architecture. Together, all these security applications function as software in the Cloud and follow a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
Controls are put in place and protect data by enabling the user to define and set access authorization lists for their varying assets. This is especially helpful in keeping sensitive information from insiders or hackers with stolen credentials. Security methods used to protect data include encryption, masking, or virtual private networks (VPNs).
We at AC Technical Systems are here to help you manage your cloud security infrastructure. We can deliver to you an all-in-one solution on a single platform that will securely manage all your cameras and access points. The time to migrate to Cloud-based security solutions is here. We’re here to help you make that migration simply, securely and cost-effectively. Call on us today!