There are 3.4 million white collar workers in New York, who occupy more than 241.01 million square feet of office space in Midtown Manhattan.
High-tech security for commercial office buildings is now a priority for businesses, with the global cloud-based access control market expected to surpass $20 billion by 2028.
In other words, if you’re looking to improve your commercial property management experience, you need to focus on security. Keep reading to learn about the many cloud-based technologies for new properties that help maximize the commercial property management experience.
Cloud-based door access card systems are quickly becoming the most popular access control model. It allows property managers to scale security across different buildings and locations. Cloud-based access control allows for centralized management of many other access control devices across different areas.
An on-premise system requires wiring to connect different commercial smart locks and access readers. Alternatively, a cloud-based access control system needs only cloud-based connectivity. All security information and remote operation features of site access control will be readily available on a cloud-based control center or mobile application. Property managers may struggle to scale security with an on-premise system, which is why cloud-based access control is a future-proof security solution that can adapt and scale to meet your needs.
Another benefit of a cloud-based access control system is that it comes with open API integrations, allowing businesses to establish integrated security and enhance the function of their security investments.
Integrating different security tools, such as alarm systems, access control, and video surveillance, eliminate data silos and unifies data on a single accessible platform. In a security investigation, property managers can access all the data they need in one place rather than correlating time stamps and data from different platforms.
Many software integrations can enhance the function of a cloud-based access control system, allowing it to provide admin teams with more data. Here are some of the most popular software integrations for cloud-based security:
With open API integrations comes the ability to automate security workflows based on security events. You can integrate workflow management software with your security system to provide your team with automated workflows for incident response procedures. If the team were to assign tasks and create response workflows manually, this would significantly impact responsiveness and productivity.
You can establish workflows for different security events based on your existing response procedures. When an incident occurs, the software will automatically assign a workflow to an available team member, allowing them to act quickly and potentially prevent escalation.
Mobile-first security is revolutionizing the way property managers perform daily operations. Mobile-first technology allows property managers to lock and unlock doors remotely and view security information anywhere on their mobile devices. Property managers will receive a mobile alert notifying them of the event if a threat is detected on the system. This means that your building management team can stay informed on security events while on the go performing other duties.
Another benefit of mobile-first security is that it can increase convenience for tenants. Instead of using a keycard or fob to enter the building, tenants can unlock doors with mobile access credentials. When tenants need to be onboarded onto the system, all they need to do is download access credentials to their mobile devices.
To enter the building, the user does not need to press a button or use a pin pad, which could encourage the spread of germs. Instead, mobile access control allows them to enter with just a wave of their hand. The motion of their wave will trigger remote communication with their mobile device to unlock the door. The touchless entry provides more convenience and hygiene for the tenant, making your commercial property more attractive to prospects.
Property management requires automation and technology to create efficiency and improve the property management experience. Building security isn’t simply a way to protect your building from intruders and can help to improve daily operations for property managers and the everyday experience for tenants. Consider investing in smart building technology to improve day-to-day property management operations.