Why Integrated Systems are the Next Big Thing in Building Security
Your Premises are More Secure When Everything Works Together
In technology, it’s often too easy to create islands. Let’s say you needed a solution for access control in your building. You researched methods, decided on a particular type, obtained vendor bids, and implemented a solution. Next, you needed video surveillance in key parts of the premises. You went through a decision process and implemented that too. Then, you may have invested in an alarm system for further protection. Perhaps another vendor offered an excellent price on the alarm system, and it was installed.
Often, these systems were implemented over some time. Or an old system was upgraded with the same brand because it was easier. And sometimes these decisions are made by different people with differing opinions on requirements and technologies. Do all these systems work together well? Or at all?
Surprisingly, many of these solutions don’t talk or integrate with each other. The access control system has its own database that doesn’t tie to any other software. The alarm system is its own island, with no integration with video surveillance. The result of these failings may be significant investments in technology, yet your building isn’t taking advantage of everything that could be done to increase safety and security.
Let’s explore some considerations for integrated building security systems to maximize protection for your tenants, staff, and properties in Memorial, TX.