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ZKTeco simplifies and improves access control for SMBs with CloudAccess

ZKTeco simplifies and improves access control for SMBs with CloudAccess
ZKTeco now offers SMBs ZKBio CloudAccess, a lightweight cloud-based access control management system that can be installed without purchasing expensive IT equipment or hiring specialist personnel.
Small and medium businesses form an integral part of modern economies. But owning and operating them is not an easy task. They are often on tight budgets and human resources. Their infrastructure may be limited. In fact, many of their offices are in independent apartments or rooms on a certain floor of a centralized office building.
 
This makes proper access control a challenge. The lack of a suitable building makes traditional access control management difficult. Since these businesses have limited budgets, investing in expensive infrastructure is not an option. They also cannot hire high-end professional security personnel who may charge a lot of money. All these difficulties mean that many SMBs are not able to have an efficient access control management system.
 
ZKTeco now offers SMBs ZKBio CloudAccess, a lightweight cloud-based access control management system that can be installed without purchasing expensive IT equipment or hiring specialist personnel. What makes it even more attractive is that some of ZKTeco's partners can offer managed security services along with this solution so that SMBs would not have to go through the hassle of continuous monitoring.
 
"Over the years, we have seen how SMBs struggle with various aspects when it comes to managing their business," said Hanker He, Product Manager at ZKTeco. "We designed and created CloudAccess after studying their operations carefully, understanding their challenges, and considering the various options that we could provide them. Our ultimate goal was to make sure that SMBs have complete peace of mind when it comes to access control management." 

Feature-packed for optimal performance

Several factors make ZKBio CloudAccess an attractive option for SMBs. These include comprehensive control, multi-device access, and better management. Customers can have unprecedented control and convenience in managing their devices across different premises from a single location through any device of their preference.
  • Centralized access

With CloudAccess, customers can log in and use the platform through a single profile from any remote location. The admin has full access and control to all the data and can assign roles to employees and provide the login privileges accordingly. This ensures both convenience and security for the customer without massive investments.
  • Access through mobile

 ZKBio CloudAccess offers a mobile application that allows the customer to access all features from anywhere using their mobile devices. With a simple and user-friendly interface, the app allows users to conveniently manage all the functions. Mobile access allows more flexibility to SMB customers who are often stretched thin on resources and cannot be at a single place all the time.
  • Multi-site control

The solution also allows customers to access devices in all the locations of their company from a single platform through a unique login ID. The platform also allows business owners to monitor and track all the information related to employees and access level management for all the locations. The solution enables storing location-related information according to the address type, site type, and zone type to make it even more convenient.
  • Integrated device management

The device management feature in CloudAccess allows customers to seamlessly operate and manage all the integrated devices used for access control. This could include different kinds of access control hardware, ranging from multi-door access control to card readers, biometrics, and so on. This feature allows the customer to add several devices, update their firmware, monitor device capacity, in/out status, set threshold limits, and more. 
 
ZKTeco access control
 
  • Optimized admin dashboards

In the ZKBio CloudAccess, the super admin has complete control and access over every feature that the platform provides. The admin can register, add, delete, or update any information related to the employee. Their access levels can be monitored through the dashboard for multiple sites. This is a crucial feature for SMBs as many of them have limited staff, and the owners may want to maintain complete control if anything goes wrong.

Combining a top-notch solution with service 

Many small and medium businesses don't want to hire professional security management personnel because of the high costs and the learning curve required to configure a complex security management software. More importantly, security access incidents such as theft occur primarily at night and during other off-duty hours. Most SMBs don't have anyone at the premises then.
 
ZKTeco offers a solution to these problems, working through some of its partners who are experts in providing security services. These service providers work around the clock which means that SMBs don't have to worry about any security incident at any time of the day or night.
 
"Some of our partners can provide you with remote security management and configuration services," said He. "They can monitor your security entry and exit events 24/7. When there is a security incident, they will provide instant alerts that will help you take the necessary action."
 
The process of adding a service provider is simple. Customers can invite a service provider, enter/scan their code, and add them to the company. The service provider will configure and monitor the permissions of security events, ensuring that the customer doesn't have to get involved in security management operations. But the customer can always view the service providers' activities and footprint.
 

A unique integrated system for SMBs 

The ZKBio CloudAccess software provides a unified security login mechanism to ensure that customers are able to log in to cloud-based access control systems from a computer browser or a mobile client.  The solution even allows the entry of multiple clients simultaneously without compromising on the functionalities and features.
 
When you can manage access control security anytime, anywhere, and get real-time security alerts, uninterrupted monitoring becomes hassle-free. This, in turn, will help customers protect their assets better.
 
"To assist SMBs even more, we will continuously offer them better functions and value-added services," He continued. "Through this system, we will also add video security monitoring functions and provide linkage between access control events and video events, so that the customer can clearly see and understand specific security events."
 
Such an integrated security system backed by professional service providers would definitely help SMBs have peace of mind regarding the security of their assets. They can now make sure that they don't have to worry about anything other than growing their business. Given the current global economic scenario, this would exactly be what any company would want.
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