19 Jul 2016

The Internet of Things and Global Access Control

We live in an exciting time when it comes to technology. New features and advancements are changing how organizations do business, how people work and the interconnectivity between the two. The Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a new capacity for connectivity that is proving to be a real benefit for enterprises, but with it comes unique challenges that must be addressed. This is especially important in the global access control market, and as organizations move forward, strategic technologies can be a critical asset to safety management.

With this evolution in the industry, when it comes to proactively creating a safe environment in the workplace, mobile credentials, biometrics and analytics are more important than ever. The workplace has changed significantly in the last two decades. With the ability to connect from anywhere, a more decentralized, mobile work environment has emerged. This means that it is essential to effectively monitor safety measures when it comes to access control.

This higher level of connectivity introduces increased risk, but this doesn’t automatically mean an increase in budget or preparedness. Companies must be strategic in their approach. A lag in keeping up with new technology can compromise an organization and leave it open and vulnerable to outside threats, which is why it is critical to employ a more advanced system of analytics to develop increased situational awareness and business intelligence.

The important question is: How does an enterprise manage this endeavor? The answer is by adapting a user-centric design with scalability, tactical data storage and access with appropriate identification and security features. After all, many times we see business success measured by interactive engagement, communication and social media, which make it important to stay ahead of the game when it comes to the access control industry.

Luckily Vanderbilt’s Security Management System (SMS) delivers a real solution when it comes to security management. In an effort to streamline access control, SMS integrates with existing IT structures to meet growing security requirements and needs, while keeping in mind budget restrictions and efficiency. Software that enables users to manage alarms, locks, identification badges and visitor management paired with practical and adaptable hardware solutions sets Vanderbilt’s intuitive system above the rest.

One of the most difficult challenges when it comes to technology is the act of keeping up with it. Being prepared and informed can make a world of difference when it comes to global access control. As industries change and grow, so too do the risks and threats to safety management. It is more than feasible to address these issues head on to better utilize the IoT trend and global access control to your full advantage.