Managing access rights during the pandemic and deconfinement

Many organizations have had to adjust their workflow to ensure the safety of their employees throughout the pandemic.

But as some governments have begun to loosen their local regulations, it’s important to prepare for a deconfinement phase while maintaining your organization’s security in the confinement period.

As employees gradually return to work, your organization needs to establish an efficient and secure way to manage this increase in traffic. The beginning of the deconfinement phase means you’re one step closer to returning to a regular work environment, depending on local regulations.

It’s important to have a physical identity and access management system that’s adaptable and easy to use, to help your organization manage the flow of employees and visitors throughout the shift from confinement to deconfinement.

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Control the flow of in-office traffic throughout confinement

Securing your establishment in confinement introduces unique challenges to your organizational security. With local regulations enforcing remote work, the number of individuals allowed in a building at a given time is limited, moving organizations to apply stricter access control.

Allowing or restricting employee access to certain parts of a building is one way to maintain social distancing in your organization.

The ability to quickly and easily adjust your access management settings to control your in-office flow is key, as a pandemic is unpredictable and constantly evolving.

This reminds employees which areas they’re meant to travel through while keeping track of their overall movements, helping to maintain the safety of all those in your property area.

Manage access rights remotely

The absence of on-site personnel is another key factor that affects organizational security throughout confinement.

Because a limited number of employees are allowed in the office, off-site control of an organization’s access management system is key. With the right system, you can manage your employee and visitor access remotely. This allows for enhanced control of your organization’s access rights, no matter your location.

It’s important to trust the versatility of your security system, especially throughout an evolving situation like the one we’re in now.

Whether it be in confinement or deconfinement, you need to be able to adjust your employee and visitor access settings accordingly, to maintain the safety of your employees and establishment while complying with evolving local regulations.

Maintain a flexible system through deconfinement 

As organizations around the globe prepare for deconfinement, having the flexibility to adjust your access management system is essential. This gradual shift back to in-office work requires an easy-to-use security system that can allow or restrict office access without delay, to help you comply with local regulations while minimizing security risks.

Because most organizations are entering a step-by-step deconfinement phase, their access management settings will face updates regularly. You need to be able to easily control employee and visitor access on a detailed level.

For example, you can remotely manage employee access in your property area by limiting or allowing employee access to the different parts of your office. Also, when visitors enter your establishment, they’re able to check themselves in and notify their host using the self-service portal. This alleviates the task from your front-desk staff while also enhancing the visitor’s experience.

Prepare for your next hiring wave

Confinement has affected the hiring process for many organizations worldwide, as regulations outlining social distancing and remote work have been put into place. It’s important to look ahead and prepare your organization for its next hiring wave, as the deconfinement phase gradually begins in some regions.

Physical identity and access management are essential to maintaining the flow of visitors and employees throughout your property area. This is especially true when new employees are being hired.

Quickly and efficiently setting up access rights for new employees requires an adaptable, easy-to-use access control system — especially if you’re hiring more employees than usual, which might be the case if your hiring operations were affected by the pandemic.   

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Using ClearID to meet your physical identity and access management needs

Your organization’s security system is a complex machine made up of many moving parts. Physical identity and access management is a gear in that machine — one that requires a flexible and easy-to-use system, especially throughout a pandemic.

Your access rights evolve through the confinement and deconfinement periods, which is why you need a system that can evolve with it.

Genetec ClearIDTM is a proven system that can help your organization manage its physical identity and access rights with ease, allowing you to adjust your employee and visitor access rights quickly, remotely, and on a detailed level.

Whether it be allowing and restricting employee access to areas of your establishment or facilitating visitors’ experience with self-check-in, ClearID is an adaptable system that can manage your organization’s access rights from any location with an internet connection.

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