New Technologies in Commercial Security Systems
The reality of crime against businesses is that it’s always evolving, and as a result, established or best security practices are always at risk of becoming obsolete.
Thankfully, security system vendors have continuously followed these trends and, in turn, have developed solutions leveraging new or emerging technology to keep businesses such as yours safe. In this post, we examine four of these emerging commercial security technologies:
Biometric Access Control
Though key card and key code door access systems are a trusted standard in most cases, in a number of high-risk or high-sensitivity environments, more is required. For example, there is the risk of intruders using sophisticated cyber methods to spoof key codes, which could be a reality in industries where espionage and the like is a serious threat (e.g., aerospace and defence).
This is where biometric access control measures are key. Be it through fingerprints or retinal/eye scans, these measures are more difficult to hack. The risk is still there, but much less so relative to older and less complex access control measures.
RFID Smart Tags
With RFID (radio frequency identification) smart tags, you can monitor the activity of inventory or items when they are in transit and/or when stored at your warehouses.
RFID tags deter theft by making it more difficult to pull-off (in light of the fact that you can track inventory in real-time). It also helps with minimizing the risk of loss/misplacement.
Video Verification System
These systems combine real-time video surveillance with alarm system monitoring. Basically, if there’s a break-in attempt at your facility, not only will your alarm go off, but the system will also send you real-time footage of the location directly to your phone or computer. You can then call law-enforcement to respond to the situation.
You can use video analytics to make reviewing video surveillance footage a much less difficult and time-consuming process. After all, you could have hundreds of hours of video footage to review in order to get to the issue you’re interested in.
With video analytics, you can configure your video surveillance system to pick-up on abnormal activities, such as suspicious movement by the main door at night. In turn, the system will alert you of the activity. Second, when you’re reviewing footage you can skip to relevant periods (e.g., when there’s a spike in activity at the cash register) without combing through lots of footage.
To see how you can leverage these technologies to full effect, you should speak to a security consulting and integration firm, such as Logixx. Doing so will help you identify your needs as well as select and configure the systems you need to deter and stop threats.