If you run a business or manage a commercial building, maintaining a secure environment is at the top of your list of priorities. But because you can’t possibly be everywhere at once, traditional security and access control measures sometimes fall short.

With that in mind, it might make sense to upgrade your commercial security in 2021. Since 2.5 million burglaries occur each year (and crime is reportedly on the rise, thanks in part to the pandemic), there’s never been a better time to consider cloud security solutions. Here’s why.

Monitor Access While Off-Site

While many of us would love nothing more than for things to go back to normal, the reality is that the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. As such, many employees are continuing to stay home when possible. Whether you have staff members returning back to the office in a staggered fashion or you’ve made arrangements for everyone to keep working from home, you still need a way to monitor access even if you aren’t physically on-site. The access control provided by cloud security technologies can offer you the opportunity to secure your building and grant access as needed — without ever leaving your home.

Use Convenient Mobile Features

Even if you are back at the office, no one wants to deal with traditional, hands-on security. This can increase shared touchpoints and exposure to others, which can be problematic when trying to maintain physical distance and reduce transmission risks in the workplace. One of the many benefits of cloud security is that it can be utilized through the devices we use every day, like our smartphones. You can easily use your mobile device to monitor access and even to open doors throughout your facility. Without the need for bulky keys, your workplace will be more secure and more convenient to use.

Improve COVID-Related Tracking

Many options for cloud security technology also provide a means of tracking and reporting related to COVID-19. Brivo, one of our partners, offers facility safety features that can actually allow you to identify potential viral exposure, automatically suspend user access in the event of a positive case, and screen visitors that could pose potential health risks. For businesses that need to remain open while taking every possible precaution, these cloud-based security measures can improve both safety and confidence.

You shouldn’t have to guess when it comes to your commercial security — especially during an ongoing pandemic. Fortunately, with cloud-based security, you don’t have to guess. For more information on how we can protect your business in 2021, please contact us today.