Recent numbers will show that CCTV cameras form an important part of cities’ surveillance systems. In Sydney for example, in 2019 there were more than 12 cameras/1000 people. Large cities like Sydney and Melbourne using them shows the value of security cameras Melbourne residents will get from also installing them at home or on commercial properties.
Here is an important question: are cameras the only features your security system require?
The welcome truth is that, thanks to innovation, new security options enter the market often, so you have more options than simply setting up a camera. Also, each device or system has its own strengths. Combining different components and integrating systems result in the best possible level of security for your premises.
Find out why integration is the best security investment you can make this year.
Convenient, Easier Security Management
The first reason for the integration of security systems Melbourne residents and business owners will enjoy is the convenience it brings. When you integrate your cameras with your intercom system and you can manage both via your mobile device, you don’t even have to get up off the couch to see who is at your front door.
For businesses, it becomes much easier to control who enters the premises. Reception personnel or security officers only have to glance at a screen to confirm if it’s a familiar face that’s safe to admit via the access control system. This is much faster than walking to someone’s vehicle and it’s easier to manage while you’re busy with other tasks.
Fewer Options for Criminals
When you only have one system or your systems work separately, you’re leaving security gaps that criminals can abuse.
For example, if scanning a security card opens up doors on site but you don’t have CCTV cameras, there’s more chance of the wrong individuals gaining access. All it will take is stealing someone’s card. Integration instantly strengthens security.
In another scenario, an intercom system allows you to talk to someone who wants to enter but you can’t confirm identity without seeing a face or viewing an identity card. You may have to allow someone to enter the premises in order to double check credentials, creating an opportunity for criminals to abuse the situation even before you can call the police.
Combining multiple systems enables you to get accurate information without visitors coming close to your buildings, people or assets.
Empower You or Your Team to Take Action
An integrated system also gives you more data to work with. This leads to security personnel making decisions faster, so criminals have less time to cause damage, put lives at risk or steal merchandise. An access control system may alert you when a door that should be closed at a certain time, suddenly opens. But now you need to go and investigate before you know if it’s necessary to call the authorities. If a CCTV camera system shows you who opened the door, you’ll immediately know if it’s necessary to take action.
It’s also much easier to take the right action when all your security data is managed from one dashboard. See which alarm was triggered by the access control system, view what’s going on and even use the intercom system to that location, all from one platform, without wasting time switching between programs or equipment. Once again, this makes for faster decision making.
More Data Means More Control & Power
There’s always a chance that something goes wrong, and someone enters your property unauthorised or assets go missing. You’ll have a lot of proof of who the culprits could be when you have access control system data, along with video footage of everyone’s activities on site. This will help you if you need to prosecute someone and often the knowledge that these systems work effectively, will act as a deterrent.
Do you only have a CCTV camera system and you realise you need more security resources? Or perhaps you have various systems and never realised how much more effective they can be when combined? For these scenarios and more, you’ll find your solutions in the Australian Security team.
Contact us for a free, no obligation quote on 1300 361 121 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific needs. With over two decades of experience in the industry, we can help you optimise your security without breaking the bank.