Security 101: Protecting Your People, Assets and Profits
Commercial and institutional security concerns have changed greatly over the past ten years. Enterprise-level, custom-designed and integrated security and access control systems — once considered costly expenditures affordable only to the most well-capitalized businesses — have become a necessity.
The systems are more cost-effective
In addition to their necessity, the technologies utilized by these systems have also undergone dramatic changes. These new technologies have vastly improved effectiveness and greatly enhanced ease-of-use, while at the same time lowering the comparative cost of adoption. Simply stated: at a time when they are most needed, enterprise-level, custom-designed and integrated security systems are well within the financial reach of most every organization.
Despite the above, all too many businesses have been hesitant to implement these technologies or upgrade their outdated security and access control systems. This may well be linked to the relative difficulty in justifying the required expenditures in of terms of ROI.
While it is not an easy task to quantify the value of working in, or doing business in a safe environment, it is neither wise nor logical to assume that no such value exists. To discount its benefits — both long and short term — is risky at best and catastrophic at worst.
The technology has changed
One consistently overlooked consideration of state-of-the-art enterprise-level security systems is their ability to enhance efficiency. Outdated access control systems often subject employees and visitors to tedious and/or time-consuming practices. Passing through a limited number of turnstiles or revolving doors, entering pins and access codes, reliance on lock-and-key doors and similar practices have been eliminated with the use of ID cards, finger or palm prints, and even license plates.
Another feature of state-of-the-art security systems that often goes unacknowledged is their ease-of-use. In the past, facility access control was often limited to dedicated on-premises systems. This is no longer the case. Facility access can now be configured and controlled remotely — from PCs, tablets, and of course, smartphones. Likewise, alarm systems may be controlled, activated, and deactivated from almost any location with internet access.
Live and recorded surveillance video is no longer limited to a single access point equipped with closed circuit monitors. Live and recorded surveillance camera feeds may now be viewed from almost any internet-enabled device no matter where the user might be.
One size does not fit all…
The above are only a few of the ways in which security and access control systems have improved over the past ten years. Thorough research and analysis of such systems should not be limited to any single article, blog post, or white paper. Further, reliance solely upon published media does little to assure that the specific goals and requirements of your organization will be met.
Enter Security 101 New England
Security 101 New England provides the complete array of leading-edge security and access control systems. They will design, engineer, and install a system configured to your organization’s specific needs, as well as create a comprehensive security management plan tailored to your particular facility environment and access requirements.
Security 101 designed and engineered systems, custom-tailored software, comprehensive training programs, and their numerous satisfied customers have all played a role in the firm’s recognition as an industry leader and one of the fastest-growing commercial integrators in the U.S.
For additional information, visit Security 101 New England online or call 1-800-991-4170 today. You’ll be a better business for it.