Benefits Of Effective Visitor Management System In Commercial & Residential Premises

The moment we think of a visitor management system, it reminds us of the pen and paper procedure with a number of ledgers piled up in the security area, followed by the traditional practice of having a receptionist at the front desk to personally greet the visitors and help them to check-in. The scenario has changed a lot nowadays as we are syncing to our new normal post Covid-19 crisis. Presently, going digital no longer remains an option but is a compulsion to manage visitor management systems online to make our workspaces and residences a safer place for both the visitors and the hosts. Integrating a contactless and paperless visitor management system in our businesses and residences is not a far-flung idea from a sci-fi movie; instead, it’s as simple as just scanning a QR code or entering a pin in our smartphones to check-in a gate or a door. Above and beyond, it can be assured that the guests have a warm welcome even in the absence of a smiling host in a more convenient, fast and protected way. Besides acting as a receptionist, a virtual visitor registration system also enhances visibility, security and the ability to serve the visitors satisfactorily. Digitizing the visitor management process and coupling it with smart access control not only tracks everyone entering the commercial or residential premises effectively but also helps to track the exact whereabouts of the guest inside the premises. Importance of Visitor Management System In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many commercial and residential buildings are relooking at their check-in procedures to reduce human contact in the lobby and avoid using shared items like doorknobs, pens, clipboards and check-in kiosks. Also, people are starting to understand that most of the threats to their building security comes from the visitors and hence it is the need of the hour to establish a strong visitor management system. On the other hand, there are many misconceptions about the Visitor Management System – like it is assumed that VMS is only about security which is opt for big businesses and involves a high budget to get it installed; the smart check-in system is for show-off and luxury; and so on. This article clears the myth and lists the benefits that businesses and residential premises can enjoy from instilling an effective Visitor Management System:

ACaaS (Access Control as a service) - The Future of Physical Security

In recent years, anything-as-a-service is gaining popularity across several market segments. Be it a residential segment, commercial segment, hospitality segment, manufacturing segment, educational segment or healthcare segment; all are in quest of cloud-based SaaS solutions for their operational needs. With COVID-19 this transition to SaaS solutions has accelerated to a point where legacy systems which have been local/on-premise have started migrating to the cloud. Physical security and surveillance is one such area which is slowly but surely moving into the cloud. With physical access control moving to cloud it is now possible to bill the customer on the basis of usage and hence a new model called Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) has emerged. Across the globe, organizations are undergoing digital transformation, therefore increasing the mandate for cloud-based solutions specifically designed for enhancing physical security, authorization and identity verification. The cumulative demand for a greater comprehensive security procedure across multiple locations with reduced human efforts has been the key driving factor for the ACaaS market. Why ACaaS Each business is unique and so are their requirements. Access Control as a Service is a customizable, cost-effective solution suitable for all business set-ups irrespective of their size and location. Offered as a service by a third trusted party, ACaaS merges the advantage of Software as a Service (SaaS) with on-site smart access control devices to establish a robust security system. Business administrators can reap several benefits from implementing access control as a service in their businesses without losing governance and control of their outsourced properties, assets and IPs. It allows a seamless convergence of security and IT systems. Compared to the legacy access control system, the advantages of access control as a service are abundant: Low upfront cost and easy installation process