Take craft beer brewing expert Zack Kinney, co-founder of Kings County Brewers Collective in Brooklyn, New York. You'll never catch Zack rushing the subtleties of brewing—but when it comes to operating a bustling brewery and taproom business, he's a master of multi-tasking and efficiency.
Like many breweries, KCBC's private production area is visible from the public taproom. It enhances the atmosphere and makes it easier for staff to multitask. It can also tempt customers to try to wander in.
Alarm.com-powered smart locks, with keyless card readers, keep KCBC in control. As well as securing the production area, the solution extends to KCBC's external doors. This makes it easy for Zack's team to let deliveries in—after verifying each visitor through a live feed from a smart business security camera —without stopping work on the latest production run.
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Activity tracking and video clips help keep Zack in the know
Zack relies on his team to make KCBC run smoothly. He also understands that to delegate most effectively, he needs to be in touch with what's going on and identify issues early.
"It's great to be able to look at our Alarm.com video timeline and say, 'Did so-and-so come in and open the bar at the time that they needed to?'" he says.
Should Zack need to identify who last accessed the production area, know what time an ingredient arrived or see how a door was left ajar, Alarm.com's integrated activity timeline helps him quickly find the information or video clip he needs.
Related: "Being in control means knowing what's happening. That's what Alarm.com gives me."
One interface makes everything easy
Having control of multiple solutions through one single interface makes Zack value his smart business security technology even more.
Whether he needs to turn on the alarm for the night, quickly create an access code for a new employee or adjust the temperature on one of KCBC's two Alarm.com smart thermostats—his Alarm.com app or dashboard is the only control panel he needs.
"We're a small business," Kinney says. "We're all wearing so many different hats, we're doing a million different things every day. Having Alarm.com for Business, with everything in one place, makes it so much easier."
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