Access Control Systems are an Essential Part of Home SecurityBy Frank Santamorena April 16, 2012 | 04:30 PMPosted in: Home Alarm Systems
Access and video management technologies constitute perhaps the most critical components of any building’s physical security profile. When discussing common access control systems within today’s security, it’s very important to emphasize the importance of technology and the realization that “traditional access-control systems, whether as basic as a turnstile or as sophisticated as a biometric reader, invariably demonstrate a host of identifiable vulnerabilities.”
Integrating access control systems with state-of-the-art software and surveillance technology dramatically enhances the face of physical building security as we know it today. New technology offering ultra-high-quality video accessible anywhere, at any time, through an encrypted wireless and/or hardwired connectivity secured by audit trails and digital archiving provides an additional element of protection to any access control system, and ensures the most secure facility possible.
There is a misconception that access control comprises little more than some sort of entry mechanism, such as a keycard and card reader. Unfortunately, this misconception is perpetuated by the fact that so few security firms have the ability to implement written policies, procedures, and processes to assist their clients in maintaining the integrity of their access control systems visitor, and video management systems.
While every client demonstrates unique security requirements, varying from one business to the next, one principle remains constant: effective access management protocol demands tactical convergence. When it comes to the basics, if the ideal access control system exceeds your company’s needs, remember, if nothing else, that a secure entry mechanism combined with a high quality surveillance system is always a safe bet.
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