By taking a cloud-based approach to physical access control, Verkada makes it easy for organizations to scale their Access Control to the needs of their business. Whether in the same city, separate states, or even a completely different country, Verkada’s web-based Command platform enables our customers to safely and securely manage their access control system under a single pane of glass.
To bring greater administrative control to teams with multi-location organizations, we’re introducing Access Sites.
What Are Sites
With the addition of Access Sites, organizations can create specific sites for each of their physical locations and the doors within. With each Access Site, organizations then designate Site Administrators who then have access to that site.
As a Site Administrator, local facilities managers and operators can manage Access Levels and Schedules associated with their building without the risk of accidentally interfering with another facility. By adding this additional layer of security, Verkada Access Control delivers security and peace of mind for organizations managing multiple locations.
All events are isolated to their specific site, ensuring that unauthorized users are unable to view events or users across other facilities. However, for users that have access to multiple sites, we make it easy for them to view similar events or user activity globally.
Access Sites has already been adopted by a wide range of customers including community centres across a city, a school district with multiple schools and a Fortune 500 financial services company.
Customizing Your Site
Within each Site, administrators can set specific settings and permissions. This includes adding and removing Site Administrators, managing Access Levels, customizing mobile access, Lockdowns and proactive Alerts.
When it comes to managing schedules and groups for different areas of your building, Access Levels provide an easy way to ensure your doors and credentialed users are following the rules set for your building.
Within each Site, administrators can create Access Levels that are specific to the location they’re managing.
From the settings section within each site, administrators can customize their site to their needs. This includes editing the name of the site, as well as enabling the ability to use the Verkada Pass app and creating scenarios and flows for Lockdown and Alerts.
By managing your organization’s Lockdowns and Alerts for each location, teams can limit their scenarios for situations specific to that location. This reduces unnecessary setting overhead between locations, while also allowing users to create and enabled safety-focused features without them being affected by other locations.
If you’re an existing Verkada Access Control customer, your organization has already been migrated to Sites — including all your existing settings.
To create additional sites, click on Manage Sites from the Sites page within the Access Control section of Command. From here, you’ll be able to create additional sites, as well as manage any existing ones.
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