Brivo has published a new report that tracks the growing interest in cloud-based access control technology. The company’s fifth annual Top Security Trends Report reflects the feedback of nearly 600 security professionals from all over the world, and reveals that more companies are turning to the cloud to improve security in a hybrid work environment.
In that regard, the report found that 57 percent of the respondents believe that their organization would be safer with a cloud-based security solution, while 40 percent have already used the cloud to centralize their security framework. The latter figure is up from 35 percent in 2021, which indicates that the demand for cloud security is accelerating. By the same token, 42 percent of the respondents are currently weighting the benefits of a mobile access control solution.
While remote access is important in a hybrid work environment, the Brivo report also underscored the need for strong physical security. The vast majority (72 percent) of organizations are not planning to change the size of their offices, and 10 percent are even looking to expand. That means that organizations that want to adopt a cloud solution need one that is compatible with their existing infrastructure, and that can protect physical premises as well as digital assets. As it stands, 58 percent of the respondents are now using a hybrid work model, and 65 percent view access control as an essential component of a good hybrid setup.
“The key takeaway from our 2022 Trends Survey is that the increasing prevalence of hybrid work is driving demand for cloud-based access demand solutions,” said Brivo Founder and CEO Steve Van Till. “Cloud-based access control is the foundation on which hybrid work models can thrive, thanks to its ability to collect valuable data and inform make-or-break business decisions. This provides flexibility and efficiency for all types of businesses, office owners and operators to successfully maintain a hybrid work dynamic.”
Brivo, of course, is best known as a developer of cloud-based security solutions, and argues that its open API offers greater integration flexibility to businesses looking to migrate to the cloud. The company has issued more than 1 million Mobile Pass credentials as of December of 2021.