How Do CCTV Systems and Access Control Integrate With One Another?

Integrating a CCTV system alongside access control can offer huge benefits.

Integration is a technology concept gaining plenty of momentum among developers, engineers, and end-users alike. At one point, interoperable systems were a luxury—either you needed to have the ability to purchase a suite of hardware and software all from the same vendor or you needed to perform some really complex installation work. These days, integrating security systems has become a necessity for many security professionals. One of the most common instances of this is when CCTV systems and access control are integrated to work alongside one another and on the same platform.

Open Standards

From a user perspective, the need for open-architecture technologies seems clear: this allows, and even promotes, different technologies to interact with one another, even if they were manufactured by different people. This lets security professionals pick and choose the best of the best while not having their hands tied by incompatible tech, but it also often makes installation faster and easier.

Physical Security Benefits

The largest benefit of integrating your CCTV system with your access control is emergency response scenarios, wherein you may be notified that unauthorized access has been made at one access control point and emergency personnel are able to use the CCTV system to ascertain more details. It also allows for centralized management of your facility’s security, meaning fewer hoops you have to jump through to get the information you need. Lastly, relying on technology with open-architecture allows you to easily upgrade your systems in the future if need be.

PSIM Software

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software is a key tool in integrating multiple systems. Utilizing PSIM software allows a user a single platform wherein they can manage several different security systems, including your CCTV and access control, but other kinds of systems as well such as panic alarms. By keeping everything in one manageable location, it cuts down on much of the time that would otherwise be wasted installing and parsing through decentralized security data.  And a user-friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface) allows for easy “point and click” operation of all security resources.

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  •     Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant)
  •     Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  •     Wireless Access Point installations
  •     Public Safety DAS
  •     Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  •     Support Services
  •     Specialty Systems
  •     Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

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