integrations | 4 min
By Geokey Marketing Team | April 19, 2023
With the recent progress made in the tech field, spurred on by the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies are turning to the cloud and smart devices for further advancements. With over 86% of the world owning smartphones, finding ways to make hardware compatible with phones is the next step. By integrating hardware with mobile solutions and applications, work processes can be simplified and more efficient, saving a company time and money. Geokey, for example, integrates with several pieces of hardware, ranging from door controllers to padlocks, and allows the user to access and unlock with the swipe of a finger.
This, however, is where many companies stop: integrating software with a single purpose and not going much deeper than that. If companies want to harness the full potential of this solution, they need to be willing to go deeper than a singular purpose. Geokey thrives in being able to tell its clients that the app can go the extra mile and do a lot more than "just open doors."
While many mobile solutions look to utilize a single purpose with its integration, Geokey emulates the old Physical Security Information Management Systems (PSIMS). PSIMS connects several other security, analytic, and access control hardware, allowing personnel to manage from a single point, usually a security room. Geokey has taken this idea of taking multiple pieces of hardware from several different manufacturers and allowing you to control them from your smartphone.
Integrating several pieces of hardware, such as door controllers and padlocks, into a smart device through the cloud allows Geokey to be a very adaptive and versatile access control solution. The range of integrated hardware enables property owners to utilize Geokey in a variety of ways and be able to control a lot of different kinds of access. Because Geokey is also rooted in the cloud and has Global Administrative Access, administrators can access their hardware anywhere in the world across several different facilities and locations.
An overlooked aspect of the PSIM system was that it also managed information on top of security. Analytics and reports on who accessed what and when they did it is recorded and available to system administrators. Geokey offers an advanced form of reporting and analytics, allowing administrators to collect these insights to help businesses optimize their access control policies and make informed decisions.
Another thing about Geokey is the fact that, playing into its strength of versatility, it has customizable user roles and scheduling. Geokey is hardware agnostic, acting as both the reader and the credentials to access a lock. As such, administrators can customize the credentials on the app and allow certain users only to be able to access particular points (even restricted to certain times) from their phone without manually reprogramming a reader. This level of customization helps ensure that only authorized individuals have access to specific areas at specific times, which is applicable for everything from restricted areas of the workplace to someone's apartment.
Geokey, even with all of the features above, is still just software. Because of this, Geokey has partnered with several different hardware manufacturers that create numerous controllers, padlocks, and handles that the software integrates with. Through forming these partnerships, Geokey can expand its umbrella to continue providing clients with innovative access control solutions to match their needs.
With everyone seeing the benefit of integrating hardware with mobile, the need to go deeper and explore all the avenues of integrating with smart devices is crucial. Geokey can recognize these avenues and utilize them to grow as a business that can supply property managers with the access control systems and software they need to take control of their facilities.
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