Recently, we created The Blissfully SOC 2 Compliance Playbook, showing you some of our favorite tools that helped us pass our audit painlessly. We asked Kisi, a building access management platform, to author a guest post about physical security in the workplace, why it matters to SOC 2 compliance, and how Kisi can help.

Guest post by: Bernard Mehl, CEO and Cofounder, Kisi

With the strong emphasis of data security, it can be easy to neglect physical security in your workplace. However, threats to physical security are even more prevalent, and large businesses can suffer losses of as much as $30,000 to $500,000 with each security breach.

Cloud-Based Access Control

Kisi is a cloud-based access control system that makes accessing your office much easier and more secure. For users, this means simply unlocking doors straight from their mobile devices — rendering key cards and fobs obsolete.

Through the cloud management dashboard, admins will be able to remotely manage access rights to the various doors on the premises. Granting access is as easy as typing in an email address. Likewise, access can be easily revoked, keeping your office secure even when people leave the company.

With place, door, group and time-based restrictions, admins can enhance security and establish strict controls over exactly who has access to what doors at specific periods of the day. For documentation purposes, every single unlock associated with an individual is recorded in the activity log, making it much easier to achieve SOC 2 compliance.

In terms of deployment speed, Kisi is plug and play. For smaller projects, it can be set up without the help of an installer. This process is made even easier with video tutorials showing step-by-step guides.

Furthermore, Kisi works with integration partners on user directories, scheduling, member management, and visitor management. For example, integrating with member management software such as Optix and Croissant makes it easy to manage the type of access members have with the level of their membership.

Finally, tailored solutions can be easily built on top of Kisi with our well-documented API.

In a nutshell, Kisi has delved deep into traditional access control to thoroughly understand the problems, and then built a modern solution from scratch. It is easy and secure — helping you to achieve SOC 2 compliance.

For more information, read the full Blissfully SOC 2 Compliance Playbook.