Choosing the right security systemsto deploy in your facility can be rather challenging considering the wide variety of solutions available in the market. However, an ideal security solution should be able to deter and/or prevent the various risks that you are trying to protect against. On the other hand, you should consider many other factors such as the law and the topography of your building/facility to help you select the best systems.
The different types of security systems
1. Access Control System
Access control systems enable you to prevent unauthorized access to your assets and/or secure areas of your building/facility. They give you full control over the number of people that can come in to your facility or certain areas of the facility, and even assets that you need protected. Some of the common solutions include keyscan systems and door access controls. The system allows you to allow/deny access based on your chosen criteria. In addition, these systems can keep a record of all people who came in/out of the secure areas, and any attempts to gain access without authorization. What’s more, the access control systems can be networked to allow you to control access to multiple facilities from a centralized location.
Security camera systems eliminate the need for hiring multiple security guards to constantly man your facility. With surveillance cameras in place, you can personally monitor or hire a few security guards to monitor the activities within your home or business. On the other hand, the system records and safely stores the security footage for later viewing. You can use Video Surveillance Systems to fight crime, ensure public safety, increase employee productivity, and for monitoring purposes. The greatest advantage of security cameras over the other types of security systems is that they allow you to verify if the danger is real. Sometimes, you may receive security alerts that end up being false alarms. However, using your IP surveillance cameras, you can login at any time to check if the threat is real, and if it warrants an immediate response.
3. Alarm Systems
Home and business alarm systems play a crucial role in detecting threats and alerting you of the same. Traditionally, these alarms were known as burglar alarms since their main role was to detect and prevent break-ins. However, the technology used in these systems has greatly improved and as a result, expanded their application. Modern alarm systems come with a range of sensors including motion or PIR (passive infrared) sensors, vibration sensors, door contacts, smoke/fire detectors, and poisonous gas detectors. With these sensors, your alarm systems can effectively detect wide ranging threats to your home or business including break-ins, fire, flooding, and carbon monoxide gas.