Here’s an example of how Remote Managed Services works.
The Security Alarm Corporation has started offering access control systems and remote managed services for the past three months for the purpose of controlling systems that have access to your commercial building. We manage these remotely for you so you don’t have to worry about servers or anything like that in terms of IT. We prefer the kind of RFID cards that people carry to swipe in and out of buildings because they’re safe, secure, and cyber-secure.
One of the new services we offer is called Remote Managed Services. This system is remotely and securely stored on our servers, asn we take care of all the log-in credentials for anyone who carries an RFID card or key tag. If you lose or gain an employee, we take care of all the changes for you. There’s nothing you have to manage. This is also good for homeowners associations, clubhouses, developments, and the like.
At 1:32 in the video, you can see a tour of an apartment building we installed this system on in Punta Gorda. This particular building has access control in the lobby area, and many of the doors have different lock functions. Some have electronic strikes, while others have magnetic door holders.
At 1:56 you can see a magnetic door holder (capable of holding up to 1,200 pounds) and a motion detector, or a request-to-exit device. The door holder is magnetically charged to hold the door closed. Once the motion detector detects you leaving, the door automatically releases. There’s also a button you can press to manually release yourself in case of emergencies. These buttons are environmentally controlled and weather-proof.
“We manage these remotely for you so you don’t have to worry about servers or anything like that in terms of IT.”
Attached to the door jamb is the electromagnetic lock itself, which allows the door to stay locked at all times. Any of the access control doors will have an electromagnetic or magnetic lock. The lock in this video is an electronic strike lock. When you press the button or swipe an accurate credential card or fob, the door releases. At 3:30, you can see an example of this happening. Again, this software is stored on our remote managed service server, and we can change things as you get residents or employees. We can also send reports automatically regarding who’s entering or exiting. At 3:55, you can see another example of an electromagnetic door holder and its functions.
To summarize, your key tags and RFID cards get you into the building securely. We have tracking and reports, we can make modifications to all the credentials, there’s no server or hardware on-site (everything is cloud-based), and we manage everything remotely.
If you have questions about this topic or would like us to tour your facility—whether that’s a clubhouse, gated community, condo association, or large or medium corporate building—give us a call or message us today. We’d love to help you.