3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, has announced that the infinias Google and Microsoft Outlook Calendar integration everyone knows and loves is now available in infinias CLOUD. Users can create exception schedules for their doors simply by booking a calendar invitation in Google or Outlook calendar. Calendar Integration requires no user training, so approved staff can easily modify open and close door schedules to accommodate evolving needs and last-minute changes. Schedule modifications can also be managed directly from their mobile device.
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infinias access control solutions by 3xLOGIC have been market tested and trusted for years. Whether leveraging cloud or server-based options, 3xLOGIC’s infinias access control offers cost-effective security solutions that are easy to manage, simple to install, and that scale with the user’s changing needs.
Creating and managing schedules, and all the exceptions for those schedules, are notoriously one of the most complex tasks within access control applications, particularly for schools and churches. For example, schools often need to create exception schedules or schedule overrides for PTO meetings, sports events, or extra-curricular events. Churches or other groups that rent out their buildings must accommodate last minute additions and changes to their meeting schedules. Business owners and building managers need to modify door schedules to accommodate meeting room use, access to public spaces, and other unforeseen schedule changes.
Automated scheduling capability
Creating and managing schedules is notoriously
“This automated scheduling capability is critical for the access control market,” said Bill Hobbs, 3xLOGIC Senior Director of Sales. “Access Control users often have schedule interruptions, changes, and one-time events. If the access control system is to be used properly, someone has to program all these exceptions, and with standard access control systems, this has to be done via the software GUI which requires training in the use of the access control software, thus introducing the chance for costly, even dangerous errors. 3xLOGIC’s Calendar Integration feature has eliminated the need for additional training and put this ad-hoc scheduling capability into tools that our customers are comfortable with and using every day.”
With infinias Calendar Integration, there is no need to access the infinias software. Authorised users simply create an event in their Outlook or Google calendar with a beginning and ending date/time, invite the door or zone as a resource, and infinias takes care of all the scheduling work in the background. There’s no room for error, no reason to learn new software, and no specialised training or staff required.
Infinias users can also use this feature to initiate actions such as sending a text or eMail meeting reminder to those who need to be at the location, unlock the associated doors, and turn on the lights, all from a single calendar event. Everyone knows how to use their calendar and these exceptions can be programmed right from a mobile device as well. Mobile access means that when that one-time event needs to be scheduled after hours, an authorized user can do it right from the comfort of their home.
Infinias CLOUD offers advantages for the end user, but the integrator benefits too—the system is easy to install and with little or no training needed, the integrator’s satisfied customer is up and running and effectively using the calendar integration in no time. This software solution is available now via infinias CLOUD.