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Better ways in: how digitisation is leading the way towards access efficiency

By |2021-10-11T11:37:15+00:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Access control, Access Management, Digitization, Integrated Systems, Visitor Management|Tags: , , , |

Some public sector organisations are now experimenting with digitisation of staff and visitor building access control, with pilot schemes aiming to align the management of these systems with existing corporate databases and systems access processes, to significantly reduce the data-duplication and administrative burden imposed by existing solutions. – including HR functions that have long been [...]

Adding value to legacy systems means we can make the most of change

By |2021-04-22T05:42:28+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Access control, Flexible Working, Home Working, Integrated Systems, Workspace Optimization|Tags: , , , , |

Just a year ago, how many of HSBC’s top managers could have imagined they were about to lose their prestigious offices on the 42nd floor of the landmark Canary Wharf HQ? Or that they would soon find themselves hot-desking in an open-plan area while their former private domains were converted into client meeting rooms and [...]

Homeworking or not – transforming your siloed access control into integrated visitor management will offer huge benefits

By |2021-02-27T04:50:32+00:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Access control, Facilities Management, Security, Systems Integration, Visitor Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

As organisations look ahead to re-opening their premises, we are seeing different approaches being suggested by major employers in different sectors.  Some are favouring an increase in homeworking, and others insisting that a large-scale return to the office is now essential. For example, investment bank Goldman Sachs believes that fostering a “collaborative and innovative” corporate [...]

Access control – today’s top five requirements

By |2020-08-24T09:07:12+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Access control|Tags: , , , , , |

A major shift is taking place in the way companies and organisations operate: the way they use their buildings and manage their people.This transformation is being driven by a combination of external pressures, including the rapid  impact of the 2020 pandemic, and longer term trends that were already established, such as the need to cut carbon [...]

Use these few weeks wisely – why we must strengthen our defences, even as lockdowns ease

By |2020-05-20T11:49:28+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Access control|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"People think lockdown is finished,” the WHO’s European region director, Hans Kluge, said in an interview with The Telegraph this week. But it hasn’t, he cautioned – in truth “nothing has changed”. And for anyone tempted to relax as some of the appearances of normal life return, he had a sobering warning. We should now [...]