Cloud based Access Control - a better way
VOLO is an innovative electronic access control solution that is hosted in the ‘cloud’. This system architecture removes the need for on-site IT hardware such as PCs, servers or any other specialist or dedicated computer equipment. It is the same concept used for most modern voicemail, e-mail and on-line banking systems, to name just a few.
Cloud solutions remove the need for expensive local computing power running access control software at multiple end-user premises. Instead, a centrally hosted, highly secure service enables the same functionality to be achieved but without the hassle. This delivers a number of commercial and practical benefits:
By negating the need for a local PC Server, the on-site hardware is reduced. With GSM GPRS connectivity within the Access Control Unit (ACU), a site does not even need a local network or direct connection to the internet, making VOLO an ideal choice for remote sites.
Allows simple, virtually unlimited but scalable expansion for additional sites, users and operators without any need to invest in new software, networks or more powerful servers.
System enhancements are instantly available to end-users and integrators, without any upgrade requirements on site. Not only does this ensure a common interface to even the most global multi-site end-users, but it also guarantees that the latest version is always in operation. There is also no requirement for operating system updates, managing operating system incompatibilities, virus and firewall protection.
System Programming, adding users, card issuance, configuring groups and access rights etc. can be performed from any supported web-browser from anywhere in the world, without having to go to site.
Hosted services are provided through an annual charge as opposed to an initial higher up-front software investment with upgrade or expansion charges later on. Instead, licences are needed only as required and when the system grows.