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What industries need connected access control? (Part 2)

Smart Access Control for the logistics industry

For employees that need to access multiple sites on a regular basis, such as workers of utility companies, or postmen/courier contractors/delivery people, they can get the most efficient schedules and access credentials to different sites mapped out/emailed for them automatically each day in advance (and which can update at any moment) rather than individuals wasting time planning routes, schedules and chasing down and returning metal keys to head offices.

Smart Access control for the hospitality industry

Hotel managers can know what rooms staff and guests are going into at anytime for security and safety with live audit notifications/record keeping in the cloud-based software. Guests can be offered self-check-with digital keys, bringing greater satisfaction in not having to line up, or to chase down metal keys from hotel managers after hours, especially in small independent hotels only open 9am-5pm.

Smart Access control for industries that can benefit from big data analytics

Smart access also provides increased information flow, where the users can make quicker, more informed decisions about the system’s use and how to optimize it. This information flow occurs through the increased use of lock audits, and the locks communications and interfacing capabilities (for example through API’s linking the locks to third party software and hardware) arranged to gather, transmit, decode, and analyze and share raw data into useful information and actions. These features will become increasingly automated with AI and as technologies such as 5G and 5G IoT advances. Devices, access control systems, IoT applications and other solutions connected to the Cloud will provide robust data for advanced analytics. Insights from these analytics can be used to optimize workflow solutions and provide more seamless access for end users. Predictive analytics will play a crucial role in people-centric security and access control, and address employee demands for workplaces to deliver premium, more individualized services. Analytics will also help reduce downtime in the enterprise, spur factory automation and improve compliance via condition monitoring that is based on real-time location and sensing solutions.

Smart Access Control for Offices

The Office Industry looking to improve their current access control so as to protect server rooms, and improve sharing of meeting rooms. They’re also looking for seamless ways to provide shared temporary use of office spaces, like meeting rooms and shared labs like Airbnb does with accommodation.

Smart Access Control for Real Estate Agents

Real Estate Agents who often manage thousands of properties, can use digital keys instead of metal keys for better management and efficiencies. For example a RE Agency can set up software and apps that enable registered ‘house hunters’ or ‘potential tenants’ to download time-sensitive/one-off digital keys to ‘selfinspect’ vacant houses for sale/rent, without the need for Real Estate Agents to go out to the houses and unlock the properties to let people in for open inspections. The digital keys can also be interfaced to the alarm system, so the alarm automatically turns off when the authorized digital key is entered on the front door, and the alarm can automatically switch on again in say 30 minutes, giving the house hunters time to roam throughout the house, and leave.


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