As businesses adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of security and technology, the need for more advanced and efficient access control systems becomes increasingly important. That’s where Genea has taken it to a new level. In this article, we’ll talk about what makes Genea’s cloud-based platform a better solution for growing companies and how NCS partnered with Genea to deliver it to our customers.
Product Features Above the Standard
Like most access control systems, Genea Access Control is a security solution used to manage and control access to physical spaces and facilities. It is used to restrict access to certain areas and prevent unauthorized access. The platform’s flexibility and functionality set it apart from other electronic access control solutions on the market.
Genea uses a cloud-based platform, which helps businesses track and monitor access to their premises in real-time. This feature gives users greater visibility and control over who enters and leaves their facilities. Real-time monitoring can help businesses detect and respond to potential security threats more quickly and effectively.
It also allows businesses to customize access levels for individual users or groups of users based on several criteria, such as their role, department, or responsibilities. Additionally, the system’s real-time customization capability allows managers to quickly grant or revoke access to specific assets or areas without waiting for IT support. Moreover, businesses can adapt and evolve policies to meet changing needs. This level of granularity ensures that only authorized personnel can access specific resources or areas, reducing the risk of security breaches and unauthorized access.
Another key benefit of Genea’s platform is its cloud-based remote access capabilities. This feature allows businesses to manage and monitor access from anywhere, anytime, using a web-based portal or mobile app. This is especially valuable for businesses with multiple locations or remote workers, as it allows them to manage access across their entire organization regardless of physical location. This agility allows them to respond to security incidents or any changing circumstances more quickly and effectively.
Why Are More Businesses Moving to the Cloud for Their Access Control Needs?
People throw the words ‘cloud computing’ around without referencing its key differentiator from just allowing an application to be accessed via the Internet. With cloud computing, businesses can still move their applications to a virtual environment where they can be accessed and managed remotely through the internet. But what sets cloud-based applications apart from traditional internet-based applications is the level of control and ownership that the user has over the underlying infrastructure and software.
Specifically, around Genea’s platform, the cloud takes on new meaning.
Cloud-based access control systems require less staff in IT and security to manage daily tasks. With traditional access control systems, businesses often need a dedicated team to manage and maintain the system, including software updates, troubleshooting, and support. With a cloud-based system like Genea, many tasks are automated or handled by the service provider, reducing the burden on in-house staff, and freeing them up to focus on other critical tasks.
Another reason businesses are moving to the cloud is to reduce infrastructure like servers and power consumption. Conventional access control systems often require on-site servers or other hardware, which can be costly to purchase, maintain, and upgrade. It’s also a capital asset that loses value over time. With a cloud-based system like Genea, the service provider hosts and manages the infrastructure, reducing the need for on-site hardware and associated costs. This can especially benefit smaller businesses or those with limited IT resources.
Finally, with fewer IT resources and other responsibilities, businesses seek ways to automate as many daily tasks as possible. Genea offers a wide range of automation features, from automated access reports to real-time alerts for security incidents. These automation features reduce the workload on IT and security staff and improve overall efficiency and accuracy, ensuring that access control policies are always up-to-date and fully enforced.
Integrations: The Key to Expanding Functionality for Future Needs
Video management is one of the most valuable integrations with Genea. Genea’s system can be connected with video management platforms like Meraki MV Smart Cameras to enable administrators with a centralized security system. The integration combines the power of Genea’s access control system with the advanced video surveillance capabilities of Meraki’s smart cameras, providing the ability to monitor access to their premises in real time, using video footage to verify user identity and detect potential security threats.
In addition to Meraki, Genea integrates with other platforms and hardware, including visitor management systems, elevators, and identity management.
Finally, Genea has partnered with Mercury Security, a leading provider of access control hardware. This partnership allows Genea to offer its customers a wide range of access control hardware options, including controllers. With this partnership, businesses can be confident they are getting high-quality hardware fully compatible with Genea’s cloud-based access control system.
The Genea partnership with NCS utilized our years of experience in providing network cabling and security solutions to businesses across the US. Our team of skilled professionals is well-versed in the latest technologies and best practices for access control systems. Our customers come to us for our complete security solution with a wide range of services, including network cabling, video surveillance, and security systems integration.
Take the Next Step
With the features mentioned in this article and the skills and experience NCS can bring to your company, it’s time to start enjoying the range of benefits Genea’s cloud-based access control system can bring to your business. Contact NCS today for more information and a custom quote.