Stop Holding On to an Outdated Access Control System
Maintaining a legacy access control system is time-consuming and expensive. And while it continues to protect your people and assets, it exposes you to new threats, such as cyberattacks, and can’t keep up with your organization’s changing needs.
Migrating to a new system might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Synergis™ provides an easy path to modernize your access control system. Its open architecture minimizes the amount of hardware to be replaced and allows you to move at your own pace.
A proven recipe for a successful migration
1- Project management - Clearly define scope of work and responsibilities
Many individuals are involved in the migration process: the system integrator, the provider, and the end-user. It’s essential to define a clear scope of work and identify individual responsibilities that will evolve with the project.
Genetec uses a handheld approach to ensure that all elements of the project have been taken into consideration and that the right people are in place for a successful deployment.
2- Communication is key- Communicate early and often
Proper communication is essential. Scheduling regular calls with stakeholders early on is important for laying out what is being done, when, and the impact it will have. Regular updates through dashboards also lets leadership easily track the project’s progress.
Genetec provides dedicated sales managers and engineers that are continuously communicating and coordinating with all parties. That way everyone is up-to-date and expectations are met.
3- Standardized documentation - Use documentation to standardize processes worldwide
Genetec provides a slew of documentation, including user guides and how-to documents to help with the execution of your project. It’s equally important to customize those documents for your project. Standardize them to your needs so you can streamline the process globally. Finally, ensure that all documentation is deposited in a central location that can be easily accessed by all stakeholders.
4- Phased approach - Use a phase approach for deploying your system
It's best practice to use a phased approach for migrations, especially when multiple sites and locations must be converted. Start with smaller locations that have little impact on your operations. Use these sites for lessons learned as you move on to larger, more complicated installations. Genetec will analyze your migration needs and the impact to your operations and provide the best plan of action for deployment.
Secure your organization now and for the future
Do not let misgivings about the access control migration process prevent you from anticipating threats and proactively planning to address them. By modernizing your system you will be able to tap into the benefits of an open and unified solution.
Genetec Synergis™ provides an easy path to modernize your access control system. Its open architecture minimizes the amount of hardware to be replaced and allows you to move at your own pace.
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