Enhance your Security with Integrated CCTV and Access Control
Security is crucial for any commercial space. You need to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, property, and assets. As threats become more sophisticated and the size and scale of what you are protecting increases, an integrated approach to security is necessary. CCTV cameras and access control systems are two proven security tools that can be combined for better results.
Read on to discover the benefits of integrating CCTV cameras with access control systems and how they can provide you with the comprehensive security you need.
Keep an Eye on Who’s Coming and Going, Including Timestamps
Access control systems are designed to grant or deny access to people who try to enter a particular space, be that a yard, building, room or even a cupboard. They can also restrict hours of access (e.g. only letting the cleaners in between 10-12 pm on a Friday). Depending on the type of access control system you choose, access can be granted via key cards, biometrics, or even your phone.
Customisable alerts mean you can also have an alert sent if, say, a certain staff member accesses the building after hours.
Combining these systems with CCTV cameras lets you keep an eye on who’s coming and going in and out of these spaces. CCTV cameras allow you to watch live footage, while access control systems can integrate, timestamp and record all activity.
Identifying Unauthorised Entrants or Unauthorised Use of Cards
Integrating CCTV with access control also acts as a deterrent to potential offenders. In case of unauthorised entry or unauthorised use of key cards, CCTV cameras can help identify the perpetrator. And, by closely monitoring who’s entering the premises, you can spot anyone who shouldn’t be there quickly. This proactive approach to security can prevent theft, vandalism, or other malicious activities.
Tailgating is the act of following another authorised person closely to access a restricted entry point without their own credentials. Tailgaters can be a significant security risk for commercial spaces. Fortunately, CCTV cameras can help detect tailgaters. In the case of tailgating, integrated CCTV and access control systems can alert security personnel or management with a notification, allowing them to take immediate action.
Keeping an Eye on Activity After Hours or From Afar
Most commercial spaces are not occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means there’s a high chance of a security breach happening outside office hours. With integrated CCTV cameras and access control systems, you can keep an eye on your commercial space even when you’re not physically present. CCTV cameras can monitor activity after hours, while access control systems track all door activity. This way, you can be alerted to any entry or exit, security breach or malicious activity in real-time, no matter where you are.
Integrating CCTV with access control is a smart, simple way of enhancing your business's security. It provides a proactive approach to security, helps deter potential security breaches, and can quickly detect any unauthorised entry. Commercial spaces can be monitored 24/7, which keeps your business and assets safe, even when you’re not present. Combined with intelligent monitoring technology, it is a powerful way of safeguarding your business against potential threats or security breaches. At the end of the day, good security gives you the peace of mind that your business is well-protected and safe.
So, if you think you’re in need of an integrated CCTV and access control system or simply have a question, get in touch, we’d love to help you out.