Cloud access control solutions targeting businesses across industries
Source: Elvina Yang
A cloud-based access control system
can help solve access issues across locations for hotels, property management, logistics and more. In terms of security concerns, solution companies are prepared for relieving their worries. cloud-based access control system ensures that the management and monitoring of access rights is possible and can be live across multiple locations and is able to be adapted based on fluctuating workforce capacities. SALTO KS, a smart lock company that provides cloud access control solutions, offers smart locks named SALTO KS, two solutions KS Custom and KS Core, and the integration program KS Connect for businesses in any size across industries.
KS Custom allows organizations with first line support to get their own cloud access applications with customized branding. KS Core gives greater control for businesses than the former solution, including their own control software interface and self-hosted database. Under both solutions, the only SALTO KS branded product will be the hardware smart lock. KS Connect, meanwhile, is a platform allowing businesses to connect their cloud access control application with applications built by third-party partners. For instance, a security camera
integration with Eagle Eye, or an intercom support with Comelit. SALTO KS is responsible for gathering meaningful third-party integrations for its customers. Businesses of any size, industry leaders and global enterprises in the coliving, coworking, retail, PBSA and hospitality verticals around the globe can benefit from the offering of SALTO KS, claimed the company.
“For these verticals, it’s especially helpful to integrate SALTO KS with their favorite management tool, which helps them scale their business,” said Rick Voogt, Managing Director at SALTO KS. “Coliving hosts or Coworking space operators get to automatically charge for bookings in their space and keep track of who goes where, for example. This generates valuable data that can help reduce costs and simplify operations and build their community.”
Across several industries
igloohome, a smart lock company starting from the smart home market, also provides a cloud access control solution “iglooworks” for businesses. Its solution highlights secure cryptography technologies for interoperability across multiple systems, several hardware options from cams locks to rim locks, and the possibility to customize additional features to fit business needs, such as NB-IoT.
can leverage the solution to create an easy-access and easy-managing access system for both guests and managers; governments can utilize it to secure facilities across the country; and fleet logistic firms can benefit from the centralized management system.
“Enterprise (Commercial spaces), Telcos, and Property Management would be the most likely who can immediately benefit (from our solution). Igloohome and iglooworks solutions are positioned in this segment with an emphasis on easy setup and minimal technical training to use simply,” said Matthew Ng, Vice President of Product, Head of America at igloohome.
“Any facilities or access points having high traffic, and a varied mix of user profiles, would be well suited to improving how they manage access. For example, temporary use such as outsourced contractors or extended use such as full-time staff.”
Strategies towards system and data security
Companies and users can both profit from cloud access control systems, such as mobility, flexibility, cost saving and efficiency. However, there are also barriers that stop them from committing to cloud access control. It could be their selective preferences, concerns of data storage and vulnerability to external hacks. “There are many players in the market who are providing integrated solutions which has addressed concerns regarding data integrity
and security. Furthermore, in some of the industry there is a requirement for end to end security solutions, so some solution providers in the market are offering end-to-end security integrated solutions in the market to overcome concerns of users,” said Sunaxi Sangole, Research Analyst at Fortune Business Insights.
SALTO KS guarantee security by providing transparency on access control administration. “In terms of data integrity and security, our solution ensures that the owner or administrator has full control and they may authorize users and grant specified levels of access using an intuitive interface. With smart locks
, it is even possible to gain activity insights in order to have complete visibility and notifications related to all use of smart locks on site,” said Voogt. igloohome, on the other hand, an additional security layer is added as protection. “Additional security measures are typically implemented to protect administrator access over the internet. Multi-factor authentication and other one-time access tokens, adding to e-banking software to safeguard against unauthorized system access,” said Ng.