Over the last several years, cloud-based computing has made life easier and more convenient for businesses of all industries, even those who are unaware of the cloud’s importance. While introducing new technology can cause hesitancy among business owners, the advantages of cloud-based building security heavily outweigh any potential drawbacks.

As organizations become more aware of the benefits of cloud-based services, the adoption of security technology has steadily expanded. In this article, we will discuss several reasons why your company should consider adopting cloud-based security to protect your valuable assets.

Read more below to learn about the many benefits of cloud-based building security for commercial businesses and how Watchmen Security can help keep your business safe.


As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to improve your processes and operations. For a lot of businesses, cloud computing has been a viable solution, and building security is no different in this regard.

Cloud security refers to a collection of policies and procedures for safeguarding company data and applications that are stored in the cloud. A well-designed cloud security policy dramatically minimizes the danger of cyberattacks and is frequently safer than on-premises computing.

Most cloud security providers have more resources for data security than small to medium-sized businesses do, allowing them to keep their infrastructure up to date and fix vulnerabilities quickly and affordably.

While cloud-based building security and cloud-managed building security have similarities, there are also some important distinctions between the two.

The primary difference between cloud-managed security and cloud-based security is that for many cloud-managed security systems, the servers are located on-site and the servers are able to be accessed via the cloud.

With cloud-based systems, there is no need for an on-site server that will eventually need to be replaced. Cloud-based systems benefit from real-time updates sent via the cloud, allowing the system to never become obsolete and lowering the total cost of ownership.


Now that you understand the differences between cloud-based and cloud-managed building security let’s take a look at some of the critical benefits that cloud-based security provides.

Cost Savings

One of the several advantages of using cloud-based building security is the cost savings it provides. By moving to a cloud-based security solution, a business can exchange fixed costs for variable costs. Instead of making a significant investment in hardware and software that your company may not require, you pay only for the computing resources you need.

With flexible pricing models, control over resource utilization, and the elimination of associated management costs, cloud-based security can be the most cost-effective method of designing your building security systems.

Several case studies show that long-term maintenance costs are much lower with cloud-based building security systems. Since many fixes can be done remotely from the security integrator’s offices, the need to roll a truck for in-person service is often eliminated.

One recent study showed that one on-site server building’s security maintenance costs were, on average, seven times higher than the company’s other sites with cloud-based building security.

Improved Security

All enterprises must prioritize security. By using a cloud-based building security provider, your business will gain access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies that will improve your security.

You will gain the security benefits associated with automatic software updates and upgrades, which include patches to protect against potential vulnerabilities. This means your IT team won’t have to worry about constantly tracking and upgrading software to avoid vulnerabilities, saving your business time and money.

Some cloud-based security systems will also offer proactive health-monitoring notifications to you in real-time. Often a building security integrator will know that a customer’s system is having issues even before the building owner. This allows for a proactive trouble-shooting strategy to reduce the amount of system downtime.


The internet provides organizations with new customers and resources. However, like all technology, it’s critical that your business stays up to date with an ever-increasing number of new threats to ensure the utmost safety and security.

If you’re looking for new and secure ways to secure your building or outdoor areas, Watchmen Security is here to help. At Watchmen Security, we recognize the importance of maintaining the security of your business.

Watchmen Security has become the most trusted building security provider in Kansas City.  Our high level of expertise and experience has allowed us to also be the fastest-growing commercial building, multi-family, and residential security firm in the midwest.

We have a team of experienced professionals ready to collaborate with you and your business to deliver the premier level of cloud-based building security that your company requires.

“The only way Watchmen Security succeeds is if our customers feel like they are perfectly safe and secure within their homes and places of business. Nobody should feel like they aren’t properly safeguarded within their own home. If you feel this way, we want to help.

Our team truly believes that cloud-based security is the way of the future, for both homes and businesses alike. We are partnered with a number of reputable cloud-based technology companies, such as Brivo and Eagle Eye, so that we can deliver the highest quality security systems to our customers” – Lucas Ingala, Founder/CEO, Watchmen Security Services

For more information on our services and how we can help improve the security solutions for your enterprise, contact Watchmen Security today to schedule a free consultation.

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