Occasionally, the safety benefits of automated mustering are not enough for businesses to justify the investment required in mobile access control systems. However, other use cases are now becoming equally as popular to help build the case. These applications are driven by the need for added flexibility and mobility around the deployment of physical access control points. Due to the pandemic, remote checkpoints are often established at property entrances or outside buildings to screen personnel before entry. These same checkpoints can now be used to verify credentials and issue badges to visitors, contractors, etc.
The same requirements for flexibility can be seen in a number of other applications. Businesses that are using temporary or shared office locations can use mobile devices to control employee access without complicated system integration work. The same can be said for remote work locations such as yards, warehouses, and temporary worksites. Hopefully soon we will see a full return to corporate events such as offsite meetings or training events, which can also be managed in a similar, easy manner. Finally, any employee transportation associated with the business such as shuttle buses or carpooling can be safely and securely managed using mobile access control devices.
As the impact of the pandemic on businesses continues to be felt, the need to ensure safety and security of personnel and property has never been higher.
The growing trends of flexible working times and locations, drive the requirements for flexible access control systems to handle complex situations.
Coppernic’s mobility solution for physical access control, CopperAccess, helps companies find quick and easy solutions to deploying rugged handheld devices for a number of access control use cases.