Identiv has released Freedom Cloud, a cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) offering for the Freedom Access Control solution. The subscription-based service gives organisations the option to pay as they go and only for what they need.
Freedom Cloud enables users to control, manage and maintain their physical access control system (PACS) via Freedom’s browser-based web administration. ACaaS combines the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) with on-premises access control devices; access control hardware remains onsite, and software and servers are removed and stored at data centres, making it possible for users to control access remotely and backup and store data securely.
“Your cloud solution should not be weighed down by a heavy, clunky platform; that is why we created the Freedom Encryption Bridge, to literally lighten the hardware load you have to deploy and maintain onsite,” noted Identiv CEO Steve Humphreys. “By moving the server and infrastructure off-premises, Freedom Cloud boasts the industry’s lowest equipment footprint. Cloud-based access control addresses one of the security industry’s biggest pain points: troubleshooting. Social distancing and widely distributed work forces have made the need to troubleshoot remotely and securely critical.
“The benefits of ACaaS are clear — lower upfront costs, direct remote support and assistance, and customisation,” continued Humphreys. “Freedom Cloud keeps our customers at the forefront of technology. Pay-as-you-go preserves their cash and adds to the benefits of our cloud platform without hassles or risks. Cloud solutions are perfect for the uncertainty of the pandemic and post-pandemic era. Making that transition is top-of-mind for security dealers and integrators as they plan to bring an increasingly cloud-first approach to their customers in 2021.”
Along with Freedom Cloud, Identiv’s new Freedom Mobile is also available now, allowing physical access to a door using the native GPS and Bluetooth technology directly from a mobile device, replacing the need for a physical credential.