Protecting your facilities, employees, and customers is more important than ever in today’s ever-evolving landscape of potential threats. Advanced commercial security systems have moved past traditional alarm systems into more nuanced solutions, like intrusion detection, smart access control, cloud-based video surveillance, and more.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution that covers every organization’s security needs against potential threats. Instead, each organization should have a custom designed blend of today’s most innovative solutions that addresses their specific security challenges directly. Larger facilities with less easy visibility for security personnel will benefit from more robust surveillance systems, while other organizations may be particularly vulnerable to theft, thereby requiring a system that centers on intrusion detection. Some may need access control, while others may be vulnerable to burglary and outside intrusion. By partnering with the right commercial security systems provider, you can prepare to face even your toughest security challenges with ease.
According to a recent report as of writing this, 88% of businesses report a higher number of physical threats to their organization in 2022 when compared to 2021. With physical threats to commercial organizations increasing in number, it’s clear that now is the time to obtain a commercial security system that allows you and your team to become proactive instead of reactive when addressing security concerns. Find out which types of security features can help keep your building and your people safe.
Control Entry with Commercial Access Control
Allowing access to authorized personnel only — and blocking access to unauthorized entry — is an integral piece of an advanced commercial security system. Commercial access control creates easier access for authorized parties to your facility as a whole, higher security rooms, and more, while preventing break-ins.
There are a number of options for commercial access control systems based on the complexity your facility requires and a variety of available features. With a custom-designed access control solution, you will be able to acquire a system that suits your exact needs to keep your spaces secure.
There are three widely accepted types of commercial access control systems, including standalone network, IP networked, and zero touch access control systems. Any of the three can be employed to match the scope of your needs and your on-site security resources.
|Standalone network access control systems:||IP networked access control systems:||Zero touch access control systems:|
|The “traditional” option||Link access control components to a network through an Ethernet or wireless connection||Designed to provide contactless access control|
|Used by smaller organizations with fewer employees||Process real-time information||Allow for more sanitary practices, with no need for physical contact for entry|
|Managed by a central control panel connected to electronic locks, readers, and cameras||Provide better auditing, tracking, and user management than traditional systems||Employees and visitors use smartphones, face recognition, or hand-wave technology to enter|
When choosing which access control system is right for your business, consider the following:
- Are you managing a single building or multiple buildings?
- How many entry or exit points that need to be secured your premises?
- What is the configuration of your existing security system?
- What resources are currently available to you (on-site security staff, control room, etc.)?
- How will a new commercial access control system integrate?
- Will certain areas need higher restrictions than others? Will specific staff members need special access to certain spaces?
The level of control you have on who enters your facilities is an essential component to keeping your building secure, and employees and visitors safe. It is your first critical line of defense against intruders. The right commercial access control system will make it convenient for authorized persons to enter while protecting your premises against unauthorized individuals.
At Viking Security, we design and implement dependable, state-of-the-art commercial access control systems that combine advanced security technologies with innovative networking capabilities to fully secure any size of facility. Our expert team helps businesses and government facilities across Central Florida keep their premises secure.
Identify and Confirm Threats Intrusion Detection Systems
Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are a feature of full commercial security systems that enable around-the-clock monitoring and real-time feedback on nefarious activity surrounding your premises. They can help you identify any occurring or potential security breaches faster by immediately notifying the monitoring center of any potential threats.
Intrusion detection systems with video verification integrate alarms and cameras to achieve both intrusion prevention measures and fast law enforcement response times in the event of a trespassing or burglary attempt. Highly customizable to your facility’s layout, and your organization’s unique needs, IDS offer a host of benefits, including:
- Real-time, 24/7 access to the video surveillance feed
- Centralized security management
- Secured wireless access points across facilities
- 360-degree security endpoint management
- Custom analytics and reporting that aid in improving your business’ security practices
- Reduced device vulnerabilities, resulting in full protection from network and firewall intrusion
When considering commercial IDS options, you will also need to keep the following in mind:
Your IDS should allow for several security alarm monitoring options for all types of entry points, including doors, windows, and more. Also, ask if the system includes beams, motion sensors, glass break sensors, and door / window contacts.
Your IDS should have unique security access codes to make it convenient and safe for your staff and you to manage it. The system should also come with multiple secure access and viewing options, whether through a PC, a smartphone application, or something else.
At Viking Security, we work with authorized dealers, integration partners, and government security directors to create customized, scalable IDS. We devise dynamic, encrypted, high-level physical security plans and systems with secure communications across Central Florida.
Cloud-Based Commercial Digital Video Surveillance
Cloud technology is quickly being integrated into every aspect of businesses, with 85 percent of businesses worldwide already using cloud technology to store information as of 2021. With options for remote monitoring, access to readily available in-depth analytics, and immense flexibility and scalability, more and more commercial businesses are implementing cloud-based digital video surveillance solutions into their full-service security solutions. Cloud-based surveillance regularly includes:
- Video recording
- Cloud storage
- Cyber security solutions
- Remote viewing options
- Management alerts for suspicious activity
- Central video management system (VMS) that data is transferred to
There are several benefits of moving to a cloud-based commercial digital video surveillance system include a lower cost of deployment, reducing hardware dependencies, and reducing the need for on-site servers. The ability of most cloud-based systems to support a large variety of both analog and IP cameras also eases the initial transition to cloud-based surveillance.
IT staffing costs can also be reduced due to the rapid deployment and hassle-free maintenance afforded by these systems, which allow IT personnel to easily install software and hardware upgrades once a cyber or physical threat is identified.
Improved analytics and reporting are also major reasons for companies to integrate cloud-based surveillance into their security systems. Additional benefits include enhanced coverage for tracking commercial conversion rates, and advanced bandwidth management that offers high-quality remote viewing.
At Viking Security, our deep experience in developing, installing, and managing full-service security systems including advanced video surveillance across Central Florida speaks for itself. Our commitment to providing custom, state-of-the-art security systems for Florida businesses, educational institutions, and government facilities has remained strong for more than 20 years. Learn how Viking Security can improve your systems and help keep your facility and employees safe when you contact us today.