What Is the Best Access Control Solution: Cloud Vs. Server
What Is the Best Access Control Solution: Cloud Vs. Server Posted on November 2, 2017 by SecurityAlarmIM
More and more businesses are realizing the value of investing in an access control system for their organization. They recognize that this is no longer a “leave it to Beaver” world and that safety by controlling and monitoring who is coming and going from an organization is essential. They realize that eliminating traditional keys and locks, not only improves safety but minimizes headaches as well and stress for management as well.
Cloud-Based Access Control Vs. Server-Based Access Control
Once a business determines that an access control system is for them, the customer must then choose whether they want a cloud-based database or local server-based software. This database is the brains of an access control system. It is where you set door schedules, grant users access, manage doors, etc. When choosing what form of database is best for your company, there are valid arguments and good points made for both sides. However, typically (minus the exceptions) Security Alarm prefers to recommend a cloud-based software for the majority of our customers and here is why.
1. You Can Access a Cloud-Based Database from Anywhere
If you are an IT manager or a superintendent of a school or anyone that might need regular access to the access control database, then you probably would like the idea of being able to access it from anywhere. The cloud-based service allows you to log on and manage your database wherever there is cellular service or internet and on any device that you choose, making this the best access control solution for work travel, emergencies on vacation, and work from home. Local server-based software limits you in that the program is installed on the local server at work and is only accessible via specially designated computers. Having to be on site at a specific computer hampers your ability to quickly access the database when needed.