February 10, 2023
Physical security | Physical security trends
Events | Kisi webinars
Read how easy upgrading your access control to the cloud is in this webinar recap, where our Co-Founder and CEO presents the migration options.
6 min reading time
To help show modern businesses how easy upgrading your access control to the cloud is, we hosted the ‘Moving your access control system to the cloud’ webinar.
The attendees got to hear all the different migration options Kisi offers, presented directly by our Co-Founder and CEO, Bernhard Mehl.
If you couldn’t catch it live, you can watch the webinar any time or read through the short overview below.
Working with thousands of companies, we’ve heard various requirements over the years. Yet, when considering moving to the cloud, most companies want to experience most of the following:
Kisi’s various deployment options accommodate all these requests and more with zero downtime while you’re able to minimize cost by utilizing your current hardware.
Thanks to the Weigand board, you just need two wires to connect your current readers and locks to take advantage of mobile. Each setting is different, and there are many deployment options we’ll go over. If you’re still not sure which deployment option is right for you, contact our team.
Companies that want to migrate their access control to the cloud should consider two things:
1. Goal: What you want
2. Inventory: What you have
These two major considerations are intertwined, and in most cases, the inventory determines the budget, functionality, and security. Contact our team to review all these considerations and get a solution customized to your needs.
When assessing the access control migration to the cloud you consider the following components. Which of them work for you and you’d like to keep and which ones you’d like to upgrade.
Watch the webinar to dive deeper into each layer with Benhard.
Think about how you want users to unlock the doors they have access to. There are multiple options that can be combined, like:
Which access control readers and panels would you like to use? There are different options that can be easily combined:
If you want to get all the device information for maintenance and monitoring, like LAN and WAN uptime and latencies, we’d recommend scraping your legacy devices.
Might not seem so at first, but this can be a pretty pricey consideration. Typically in access control you’d see:
Watch the webinar for a better understanding of the various wiring options, or contact our team for personalized advice.
Depending on the choices, we see three common migration options:
Choosing the right migration option depends on the user experience you want to incorporate at your facility, and based on that, the Kisi team can recommend the hardware you’ll need.
Bernard answers the question of how you get everything moved from your legacy system to the cloud-based Kisi system.
Watch the webinar to hear Bernhard go through an interesting use case for a hybrid deployment at a disparate building portfolio. He goes into detail on how you can manage it like a network with Apple Wallet.
Bernhard also talks more about data analytics and showcases the dashboard in action so you can see the cool functionalities firsthand. He also answers a lot of interesting questions, like if Kisi can work with a smart PSS system, which video management systems are compatible, how you can use Kisi to open a common door area where the landlord has their own legacy access system, and more.
Upgrading your access control to the cloud is not as cumbersome as you might have imagined. You can actually use a lot of the things you already have and still go mobile and manage your locations in the cloud.
Watching the webinar should make all the migration options clearer, but if you’re still uncertain of the solution that’s right for you, feel free to contact our team. The Kisi solution is flexible and if you have the budget for one thing, but aiming for another, we can create a migration path for you.
Content Strategist at Kisi
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