At Alta Security Integrators, we believe that your security systems should work together. Like players on a team, security tools like access control and surveillance cameras are good individually, but can be great when linked together. Your security can be greater than the sum of its parts.
Here are two example situations where integration of your security systems means greater, more effective security:
- You are alone at your business and, just before closing time, a person enters your premises who gives you an uneasy feeling. You discreetly press a suspicion alarm button and your alarm system quietly alerts our monitoring center that you might need help. This integration of alarm and CCTV allows an operator to see the premises and talk to you. We pretend to just be doing a routine check, but we have an immediate connection to the police. Your late-arriving guest is no longer likely to try anything.
- An incorrect security code is entered at your entrance, setting off an internal alarm. You know your coworker is planning to come in, but you weren’t expecting them at this time. You feel uneasy, not knowing who is trying to access your building, so you turn to your audio/visual system to see who is at your access point. When the alarm tripped, your cameras automatically turned to that spot. You now see that it is not your coworker, but a disgruntled former employee trying to get back in.
Integration of your alarm system and security camera system can deliver immediate video verification to the central station after hours, reducing false alarms. Our central station operators can get police dispatched more quickly to the business in cases of verified alarms, and you are no longer called unnecessarily about false alarm events.
For your own safety and the safety of your employees, integration of your security camera system with our central monitoring station can allow you to place a call to the monitoring station and request that they watch you until you get safely into your car.
There is a wide range of ways and scenarios in which an integrated security system can be useful. Each security system alone can be helpful, but it can only do so much. Together, when systems are physically linked, your systems work together to provide comprehensive and more effective protection.
Call Alta today for a free consultation on your integrated security system.