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5 Reasons Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Solutions Are In Demand August 26th, 2022

5 Reasons Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Solutions Are In Demand

 

Technology solutions providers, as well as their clients, will benefit from cloud solutions.  

Shifting physical access control from on-premises systems to the cloud, Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solutions can mean significant benefits for your clients – and your technology solutions provider business. These benefits are driving growth. Research and Markets predicts the global ACaaS market will grow from USD 789.6 million in 2020 to USD 2.9 billion by 2026, a 24.2 percent CAGR. Furthermore, managed ACaaS is projected to grow at a 20.7 percent CAGR to USD 1.6 billion.  

Consider these five growth drivers and why providing ACaaS solutions can help you grow your business:  

The need for security is ever-present. New call-to-action

Businesses need to protect valuable assets, inventory, intellectual property (IP), and employees, and those that fail to secure their facilities are vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and attacks. Access control solutions, such as door locks and security gates, control who can access restricted areas. ACaaS enables managing access from a centralized system.  

ACaaS gives organizations more control with less labor. 

Your clients don’t give up any functionality by moving access control to the cloud. They gain capabilities. With ACaaS, managing access credentials is centralized, so one security or IT staff member could provide access for an entire enterprise, even one with multiple locations. Additionally, management can see at a moment’s notice who is in specific areas of the enterprise’s facilities if unusual activity is suspected or danger is present. Accurate records are also available at any time for auditing or monitoring employee activity. And, if you offer managed ACaaS, your clients have 24/7 management, something that many businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), can’t afford with legacy solutions.  

ACaaS scales more easily. 

If an enterprise increases the size of its team, ACaaS allows adding new employee credentials easily, particularly if the enterprise uses mobile access control leveraging employees’ smartphones. Likewise, if an enterprise decreases its workforce, centrally managed ACaaS can quickly decommission credentials, so former employees can no longer access corporate assets or restricted spaces.  

Your clients can have truly touchless solutions.  

The pandemic made contact and social distance top of mind for many people, and businesses continue to look for ways to design processes that promote health safety. ACaaS eliminates the need for an employee to manage access and security in person. Furthermore, access control doesn’t require touch when ACaaS is used with RFID or Bluetooth, facial or iris scans, automated door locks, and cameras and video management solutions. Credentials for employees or guests are issued remotely, doors or gates open automatically, and security teams can monitor activity from an office – or even from home.  

New call-to-actionYou and your clients benefit from less on-premises infrastructure. 

With access control management and data in the cloud, less infrastructure is required on site. This means your clients won’t have the expense of purchasing onsite servers for access control management. Moreover, your team won’t have to maintain that infrastructure to provide ACaaS. Your ACaaS vendor partner hosts the application and provides updates and patches, minimizing the labor required to offer access control solutions. Additionally, although your clients and your business still bear responsibility for security, your ACaaS vendor partner will deploy robust security technologies and encrypt data, helping to keep your clients’ businesses safe.  

Move Access Control to the Cloud 

As technology advances and businesses adapt to changing workforce and security landscapes, ACaaS becomes an intelligent choice. Enterprises gain greater control and transparency, and technology solution providers have a platform that makes offering managed ACaaS easier.  

Consider expanding your offerings to include ACaaS to provide your clients with access control delivered via the SaaS model that aligns with how businesses operate today. 

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