It’s always been essential for security managers to be able to remotely access and monitor building management platforms, but the pandemic has significantly exacerbated that need. With more people than ever now working from home and a sharp increase in flexible working hours, the traditional mass ingress and egress at 9:00am and 5:00pm have largely disappeared.
Most companies nowadays want to be able to manage as many subsections together as possible. In regard to access control, a mix of online and offline as an interconnected solution is also possible. Different areas within the building may have different security requirements.
While entrances or critical areas need real-time monitoring including alerting, other areas in the building may have lower physical security needs. A standalone access control system may be suitable as an extension to an online access control system if lower costs and quicker installation are business priorities.