Keys as a Service – what should I be thinking about?

Traditional access control has had to be managed from a physical computer located in a building. However, cloud-based access control solutions allows you to manage and control access for all of your buildings and sites from anywhere with internet access and on any device.

We all know about the cloud as, for the majority of us, it’s now very much a part of our daily lives. We use if for checking emails, doing our banking and watching TV. It generally ensures we are able to keep up with things while we are on the go.

SALTO KS (Keys as a Solution) is a cloud-based access control solution that gives you real-time, powerful functionality 24/7.

Like most day-to-day applications, it has many advantages. However, there are things to be considered when thinking about choosing this solution for your, university or college.

How easy is it to install?

With only three simple components, installing this couldn’t be simpler. Even the door furniture requires no drilling and is ideal for any door in any building type. This means it’s perfect for listed buildings, buildings where this is a lot of glass or when you need to retro-fit into an existing building.

How flexible is it?

You can now manage your doors and building security at any time and from anywhere with internet access. The solution uses the latest browsers, devices and operating systems, so whether you’re on Windows, iOS or Android (or a combination of these) you can access it whenever you need to, pretty much whenever you need to.

Is it cost effective?

Using a competitive pay-per-user subscription model, and without the need for software installation, you can have the functionality and performance you need, no matter what size your organisation is.

Is it safe and secure?

We understand the importance of security and, therefore, the latest state-of-the-art security measures are all incorporated into this cloud solution. A simple, well-designed fob is the key to the system. Using RFID technology, they are easy to manage and impossible to duplicate. Lost fobs can be blocked in an instant, and you can assign, withdraw and amend access rights at the touch of a button.

Lock sensors detect if a door is left open and alerts you to take action. Doors will, by default, open from the inside allowing for buildings to be quickly and easily evacuated in case of an emergency.

Is there an audit trail?

Access logs give you full view of all activity from user rights changes to who accessed which doors and when.

AIT is a certified SALTO partner and systems integrator. If you’d like to find out more about this innovative, secure and easy-to-use access control solution, then take a look at AIT’s access control webpage