While we strive for accessibility in almost all facets of life, there should be basic requirements for accessing a building, whether it’s a school or a place of business. Not only for obvious safety reasons, such as preventing unauthorized visitors, but also to protect employees, students, data, internal processes and other information that’s best kept secure.
As the need for more stringent access grows, cloud-based badging has been able to heed the call by solving a plethora of issues for employers and organizations because of its streamlined browser-based management system and clear scalability. If your business or school is considering making the move from traditional ID badge software to cloud-based badging, here are four reasons why you should finally take the plunge and make the switch to the latest ID badge technology.
Hailed as the future of ID tech, cloud badging is actually the present! It’s here, it’s now and it’s better than ever. One of the main reasons why a cloud-based management system is the better choice than more traditional avenues is because of its efficiency. Instead of relying on a single station and having to deal with constant upgrading or replacing, cloud badges can function through one single portal. An example of this is the Veonics Portal by eXpress badging which can be accessed by just about any device that’s internet-enabled. This eliminates clunky printers or assigned work stations and even physical cards because photo ID badges can be displayed on a number of smart devices from cell phones to tablets. Instead of an actual card, authorized users will be be able to access his or her virtual ID through an active hyperlink.
The ability to use a smart phone to swipe into a school building or office building is an incredibly efficient way to manage authorized access because almost everyone is glued to their phones nowadays. In addition, there’s a lowered risk of utilizing a stolen badge, which brings us to our second reason advocating for cloud badges.
Every place of business, from nonprofits to tech companies, all have data and personal information that’s private and should remain that way. With cloud badging from a reputable host with a security first focus, your data will be protected at all times without the risk of a breach or a data failure because all your information is safely stored. In addition to heightened cybersecurity, physical security is also increased because you can eliminate swiping into a building with a stolen or lost badge. With virtual IDs, an individual’s badge can be marked inactive in seconds. The virtual badge via that hyperlink mentioned above won’t even open when this occurs!
No matter the size of your organization, you probably have a need to track identification, attendance and other in and out transactions. With mobile ID management, you’re able to do all of this through one single system easily.
Many times, data transfer or lack of easy integration holds many workplaces back from making the switch to a more savvy system; however, the Veonics Portal has a credential database tool that easily integrates with your source database, eliminating the need for manual entry.
Almost everything we’ve mentioned above is a testament to a cut in total costs. From getting rid of assigned workstations to physical badges and additional software and maintenance, all of this significantly removes much of the bloat caused by needing identification badges.
With cloud-based badging, you’re able to evolve antiquated and perhaps multiple badge systems into one single sleek and easy-to-use portal to manage hundreds to thousands of employees, students and visitors. With it, you’ll enjoy piece of mind, reduce costs and heightened personal and data security.
About the Author
Dennis Rukosuev is a marketing expert and management consultant from Austin, TX who helps companies discover untapped growth opportunities and unfold their full potential in achieving strategic goals.