Discover why optimized office building security systems will benefit your company.
Did you know that the installation of office security systems has far surpassed the $1 billion mark? Why is that important to you? The facts reveal something that many corporate managers know – that office building security is a vital part of surviving encroachment from hostile entities. Industry research projects that the office building security market will be in the billions of dollars by 2019.
Business Security Systems
There are many aspects to business security systems, with primary components including: video surveillance and recording, alarm systems, security systems, access control systems, lighting automation, and open protocol communication and feedback. Advanced Control Corporation is an industry leader in Florida, designing and installing business security systems that meet the unique needs of each client.
Some of the main objectives that office security systems should provide include: the personal security of building inhabitants, (internal and external) tampering and theft of assets, vandalism and property damage, access control management, and legal liabilities issues.
Access Control Office Security Systems
Access control provides a safety net of advanced security measures that are designed to protect your building’s inhabitants, plus, physical and IT assets and resources. With an access control system, you will be able to restrict employee and transient traffic from roaming throughout your structure. Elevator access control systems enable your managers to steer traffic through your building, and restrict entry to specific areas and zones. Criminal intent can be diverted before it becomes actionable by providing the proper management of access and restraint.
Elevator access control systems can synergistically work with other systems in your building. New biometric or card technologies, and key fobs are utilized to restrict employees and visitors from having access to specified floors and areas in your building. Elevators will deny access to floors that are not programmed into the card, key fob or biometric system. These technologies can also be used for door or gate entry, through the use of scanners, and will help to protect your building from undesirables and loiterers.
Lighting Automation Business Security Systems
Lighting automation systems are known for lowering utilities costs, but they are also a vital component of business security systems. Lighting management can incorporate the use of schedules that will keep specific zones in your building illuminated during specific times of the day, days of the week, weekends and holidays. Lighting automation also works by illuminating an area of your building through the use of occupancy sensors and infra-red camera devices. If there is a breach in security, that area of your building will be flooded with light to help ward off the perpetrators. Your entire property should be covered with security lighting and surveillance.
Office Building Security Surveillance Systems
Surveillance is a vital proponent of a comprehensive office building security system. Advanced Control Corporation utilizes a variety of surveillance measures that include:
- Closed Circuit Video surveillance (CCTV) cameras provide 24/7 monitoring and recording of all activity taking place inside your building and outside property. CCTV monitors can capture all activity occurring on your property and transmit the data back to a centralized location where your managers, or manned guards, can view activity in real-time. All captured data can be stored for future reference and used as evidence in a court of law.
- Fixed Position Cameras can be placed anywhere, and are usually mounted on walls and ceilings throughout your building. They provide a clear, unobstructed view of hallways, foyers, parking garages and lots, exits, ramps, loading docks etc.
- Thermal Imaging Cameras use infrared radiation to distinguish intrusion activity and are a valuable detection tool in areas with little to no light. These cameras pick up the natural infrared energy that an object emits, by detecting subtle temperature variances. They are effective in identifying security breaches that other cameras are not capable of, and should be incorporated into your property’s security system.
- Pan/Tilt/Zoom and High Definition Cameras may function in a set position or operate in specified movement patterns. These cameras are good for surveilling large areas and can zoom in to capture details.
Office security systems should allow access via IP networks, cloud technology and mobile apps, and have open protocol integration.