Access Control

Access control regulates Who has access to a building, and restricts access to certain areas.

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Contral Security’s access control systems allows for complete control over each person in the system. Not only can you define which doors an individual has access to, but layers of restrictions can be applied based on schedules, and other events. Access control systems installed by Contral Security feature the ability to integrate additional security features such as video integration and intrusion monitoring without sacrificing simplicity and intuitive control.

Our Access Control Systems can be activated with cards, fobs, or biometrics. Our Access Control Systems solve the limitations of traditional mechanical locks and keys. Access control systems are invaluable during investigations of vandalism or theft, or for simply tracking the activities of building occupants.

Contral Security has installed access control systems for over 50 years. Our easy to use systems manage all applications ranging from small multi door systems to area wide networked access control systems. Our access control systems record access activity, delivering reports showing entries on specific doors with time stamps.

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Cloud-Based Access Control

Cloud access control has several important advantages when it comes to increasing efficiency. Many enterprises and others find that having a remote server is helpful for aspects like scalability. Additionally, the cloud allows faster automation and the deployment of advanced security benefits. 

Scalability

Cloud-based access control systems can be easily scaled up or down as an organization’s needs change. This is particularly useful for businesses that have fluctuating user or device counts, or those that need to expand or contract their physical spaces. Enterprises, large school districts, commercial real estate portfolios and more have benefited from cloud-based access control’s easy scalability.  

For example, a global retail enterprise with over 145 locations chose to migrate from their on- premises system to the cloud. Part of their reasoning was due to the cloud’s easy scalability.  The new system also centralized each location under one system, making it easy to adjust the access privileges of more than 100,000 users. 

Integrations with Your Security

Cloud-based access control systems can be integrated with other software services, such as identity and access management or video surveillance, to provide a comprehensive security solution. Additionally, it is easy to integrate with mobile credentialing like employee badge in Apple Wallet.  

The Minneapolis-based tech enterprise, Jamf, had 15 locations and over 2,200 users all using physical key cards. They wanted a mobile solution for their employees, so they decided to implement Employee Badge in Apple Wallet.

Lower Maintenance Costs

Cloud-based access control systems typically require less hardware and maintenance than on- premises systems. This can translate into lower costs for hardware, software updates and maintenance tasks. 

Rapid Deployment

Cloud-based access control systems can be deployed more quickly than on-premises systems, as they do not require physical installation and setup. This can be particularly useful for businesses that need to implement access control measures quickly. 

Remote Access

With cloud-based access control, administrators can manage access permissions from anywhere with an internet connection. This is particularly useful for organizations with multiple locations, or those with remote employees or contractors.  

G&J Pepsi, one of Pepsi Cola’s largest bottling companies, found remote access to be especially helpful. Hannah Holscher, Digital Technology Support Administrator at G&J Pepsi, mentioned that “Before, if working from home, you had to get on a VPN. Then, you had to log in to a remote desktop server,” she said about the enterprise’s legacy system. “We’re [now] able to easily get alerts from the system and simplify the login process.”” 

For example, a global retail enterprise with over 145 locations chose to migrate from their on- premises system to the cloud. Part of their reasoning was due to the cloud’s easy scalability.  The new system also centralized each location under one system, making it easy to adjust the access privileges of more than 100,000 users. 

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