Cloud technology is the delivery of computing services, i.e., servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence, over the internet. Improved business processes and reduced operational cost as a direct result of the implementation of cloud technology, have encouraged many companies to switch over to entirely cloud-based business solutions. Some of the significant advantages of cloud-based access control system involve remote capabilities of managing employee/visitor access, adding new employees to the system, removing employees from the system, revoking, assigning and changing access rights of employees/visitors.
Cloud-based access control solution is highly reliable in terms of data availability and simplifies the maintenance of IT infrastructure. It does not require a physical server at the client’s location. Hence, the system significantly reduces the number of IT personnel needed to maintain and update the servers.
Traditional access control system has the following disadvantages as compared to the cloud-based access control system:
- Higher cost due to mandatory IT infrastructure
- A limited number of access points
- The requirement of on-site staff for maintenance
As a result, more companies in recent years are exploring the feasibility of cloud-based access control system with their business models.
iNEST is an all-in-one, cloud-based access control solution, designed to meet the requirements of a versatile access control platform. The iNEST application offers the freedom and flexibility of managing multiple access points, particularly in the case of multinational, multi-tenant, and multi-location organizations, where centralized access management often proves to be a daunting task.
Why choose IDCUBE’S iNEST?
Operational flexibility: IDCUBE’s iNEST allows the user to invite and manage visitors, restrict access, and monitor them from anywhere at any time, via mobile devices. Its advanced features such as geo-tagging allow users/staff to submit an on-duty request and also track employees during working hours.
No need for complex IT infrastructure: The solution shifts the operational workload to the more efficient cloud infrastructure, eliminating the need for on-site servers.
Cost-effective solution: The INEST significantly reduces the cost of implementation, hardware requirements, and structural complexity. The services are charged based on usage and Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) payment method.
Data security and availability: Data stored in the cloud is more secure and is available on demand to the end user.
Scalability: It is the right solution for growing or dynamic businesses such as multinational, multi-tenant, and multi-location organizations. As the functionality scope expands in terms of more facilities, access points, and users, more computational resources are allocated to the cloud services to accommodate larger workloads without disruption or complete transformation of existing infrastructure.