Access control and video surveillance have been used for years as standalone security measures, but the ability to seamlessly integrate the two into a comprehensive solution is a more recent innovation. By leveraging today's integrated video surveillance and access control technology, you can capture video or still images of everyone who attempts to gain access to your building with their ID card, key fob, code or other form of credential authentication.
What is Access Control?
Access control is a vital aspect of any modern security system, and it plays a crucial role in protecting both physical and digital assets. In simple terms, access control refers to the practice of restricting and regulating who can enter or use certain areas, resources, or information within an organization. This can be achieved through various means, such as physical barriers, identification cards, biometric scans, or even passwords and encryption for digital systems.
One of the main reasons why access control is so important is that it helps prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to sensitive areas or information. This is especially critical for businesses that deal with confidential data or valuable assets, as any breach can have severe consequences.
Access control systems not only limit access to authorized personnel but also keep a record of who enters and exits specific areas, providing valuable insights in case of any security incidents. Additionally, access control can enhance employee safety by ensuring that only authorized individuals can enter potentially hazardous areas or use certain equipment.
How Access Control and Video Integration Works
So, how does your organization stand to benefit from this integration? Think about this: When a person swipes the credential at the access control station, the event is captured them on video immediately. At the same time, the system records the credential details, including who it was issued to. It either grants or denies access based on whether the credential is active.
Because the person is captured on video, the administrator can see who is on the other side of the door. If an attempt is faulty, the admin will know who it was that was trying to enter unauthorized. While this is the most common use of integrated access control and video surveillance, more complex interactions can be set up depending on a business's requirements.
By leveraging today's integrated video surveillance and access control technology, you can capture video or still images of everyone who attempts to gain access to your building with their ID card, key fob, code or other form of credential authentication.
Managing Integrated Access Control and Video Surveillance
For your system administrator, integrated technology is no harder to manage than standalone systems - in fact, it's even easier. We offer a single platform to manage access control and video; in fact, you can also integrate alarm systems as well if you see the need. To manage the entire integrated system, there's a single platform that's easily accessed via the web. It's simple and secure.
To discuss integrating access control and video surveillance, Georgia employers and companies throughout the South can call iS3 Tech Services. We look forward to speaking with you.