As businesses increasingly move their operations online and rely on technology for day-to-day operations, commercial security is no exception.

Cloud-based security systems offer several benefits that make them an attractive option for businesses of all sizes. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of cloud-based commercial security systems and why they should be considered by businesses.

Flexibility & Scalibility

First and foremost, cloud-based security systems provide unparalleled flexibility. Traditional on-premises security systems are often limited by the number of devices they can support and the physical space they require. Cloud-based systems, on the other hand, can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, which makes them ideal for businesses with multiple locations or no on-site security team. This means that employees or providers can monitor security feeds or access key data from anywhere.

In addition to flexibility, cloud-based security systems offer scalability. As businesses grow, they often need to add more security devices to their systems to cover new areas. With traditional on-premises systems, this can be a complicated and expensive process.

Cloud-based systems, however, can easily accommodate additional devices, making it simple for businesses to expand their security coverage as needed. This scalability also makes it easier for businesses to adapt to changing security needs over time.

Ease of Use

Another benefit of cloud-based security systems is their ease of use. Traditional security systems can be complex and difficult to set up and manage. With cloud-based systems, however, installation and configuration are often much more streamlined, and the system can be easily managed from a single, user-friendly interface via a simple app.

Cloud-based security systems offer greater accessibility and transparency. With traditional security systems, it can be challenging to monitor security footage or access key data remotely.  Browser or app-based access allows for control and administration of the system from anywhere without creating security vulnerabilities.

Effectiveness & Reliablility

Cloud-based security systems are also highly secure. Cloud providers typically employ advanced security measures to protect their systems and data, such as  encryption, intrusion detection, and regular security updates. This level of security is often beyond what a small or medium-sized business could implement on its own. Additionally, cloud-based systems can be designed to meet industry-specific compliance requirements, such as those mandated by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Having all programming stored in the cloud allows for minimal downtime if hardware fails. All information is always backed up and redundant, negating the need to reprogram all of the doors/users/groups, etc. This could mean having your system back up in hours vs days. 

In the cloud, security providers like us can often times remotely troubleshoot and service your system meaning less downtime for you, and often, more cost-effective service.

Cloud-based access means you are always running the latest software with the newest features. This also means you are more secure as old software often has vulnerabilities 

Cost

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of cloud-based security systems is their cost-effectiveness. Traditional on-premises security systems require significant upfront investment, including the cost of hardware, software, and installation. Maintenance and support can also be expensive, requiring regular updates and patches to keep the system running smoothly. Cloud-based security systems, on the other hand, typically require only a monthly or annual subscription fee, which can be much more affordable for businesses. Additionally, cloud-based systems often include support and maintenance as part of the subscription, which can further reduce costs.

In conclusion, cloud-based commercial security systems offer numerous benefits for businesses of all sizes. They provide unparalleled flexibility, scalability, ease of use, security, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility, making them an attractive option for businesses looking to improve their security posture.

If you’re a business owner considering a security system upgrade, we highly recommend looking into cloud-based options and speaking with our Security Professionals to learn more about how they can benefit your business.