Integrating your Security Management Solution

Monday, 5th December, 2016

Access control, CCTV and intruder alarms have been available for a long time as individual solutions helping protect property and people. Only recently has it become possible to integrate them.

They can now sit on a network connected by a computer/PC allowing you to capture video or a still image at the exact time someone tries to gain entry or an alarm is triggered. With integration, the access attempt and corresponding footage or image can be linked together, allowing you, from one interface, to easily view footage related to any access attempt.

Using a single platform to manage access control, cameras and alarm systems not only saves time, but simplifies management of your security solution, meaning your property, and the people and assets within, will be safer. 

Advancements in technology allow these solutions to be managed remotely via a web browser or mobile app. Whether you’re controlling access to doors, watching live or recorded footage or arming/disarming alarms, you can manage building security easily from anywhere, whether you are on the move or from the comfort of your living room’s sofa.

You can be automatically alerted when there has been an event such as a camera detecting motion out of hours, an alarm being triggered or somebody trying to gain access at an unusual time. These alerts can be sent via SMS, email, or for mobile apps, push notifications.

Consider this from the point of view of a business owner. The alarm to their building is sounded in the middle of the night. The owner receives notification through their mobile app from which they can check live and/or recorded video footage from a camera located where the alarm has been triggered and/or motion detected. The owner then remotely verifies whether this incident was a false alarm and if it is, they remotely reset the alarm and go back to sleep without having to visit the building. And let’s be honest, who wants to drag themselves out of bed and into the cold depths of a winter’s night?

For larger enterprises, typically their building will either be monitored by manned security and/or remotely monitored in a video control room. The use of motion detection, line crossing detection, vibration detection (e.g. vibration sensors on a wire fence detecting attempts to climb or cut the fence) means you can sufficiently monitor a site with less people given you do not have to rely on a guard to spot an intruder, they merely have to react. An intruder can be more easily tracked once they have entered the building, through the use of motion detection, leading to quicker capture.

Utilising the latest technologies will increase the security of your premises whilst also reducing the time required to effectively manage and monitor the system. It’s also good to know that existing products can often be integrated helping protect previous investments.

Here at AIT, we understand each organisation’s requirements are different which is why we have given ourselves the flexibility of working with a range of products and solutions giving you a system which a 100% right for your business rather than one which is loosely catered for the millions of organisations out there.

To find out more call us on 0113 273 0300 or email solutions@ait.co.uk