If you’ve considered implementing digital security solutions, you’re looking for an edge. You’re not satisfied just to secure your facilities against intruders and criminals. You want to be able to control your security system from anywhere.
That’s the great promise of digital security solutions. In a world that still hasn’t returned to normal after the COVID-19 lockdown, any technology that enables us to complete important tasks remotely is going to be a plus. A digital system will offer you these capabilities. Let’s explore what these platforms have to offer.
Get Help Managing and Monitoring Your Security Systems
Are you implementing closed-circuit TV (CCTV), access control, and a burglar alarm system to keep your business safe? Don’t stop there. A digital solution will enable you to control all of these systems from your phone or tablet even when you’re not on-site. You simply open an app to monitor activities or change settings.
Keep in mind, too, that this remote access extends to your security solution provider. We at Creative Security use a central monitoring station to keep an eye on the facilities of all of our clients who have implemented digital security solutions. Our personnel at this UL-rated office monitor multiple alarm accounts so that they can respond quickly to suspicious activity and security breaches. When an alarm activates, a signal is sent via cell phone or IP directly to our monitoring station so that our team can follow the appropriate protocol for that event.
Remote monitoring also enables our team to monitor and log into certain accounts as needed to verify correct functioning, diagnose problems, and change settings. Instead of having a technician come to your office to work on your system, they can often do it remotely in seconds at any time of the day or night. This could save you from having to pay for the several hours of service involved when we deploy a truck to your location.
Take the Hassle out of Configuring Access Controls
Digital security solutions also enable your security team to respond more quickly to incidents as they occur. For example, suppose one of your employees rides a bike to work and chains it up. Somewhere in the middle of the workday, the bike goes missing. Rather than scrolling through hours and hours of footage to find the exact time when the thief stole the bike, your team can jump to the segments of video that recorded motion in the area where the bike was chained. They can then zero in on the theft itself, create a report, and send all the evidence to the local police department—greatly increasing the chances of a prompt arrest and recovery of the stolen property. All of this can be done from anywhere on a mobile device.
What about changing access permissions to your facilities? As COVID-19 precautions continue to cause changes in work schedules—and even changes in personnel—it has never been more important to keep tight control of access. At the same time, you don’t want your access controls to become an obstacle to productivity. By using digital security solutions, you can enable your supervisors to grant or retract access from your workforce in seconds—again, from anywhere and on any web-enabled device.
We at Creative Security are experts in digital security solutions and are excited about the benefits these platforms can offer your business. Find out more by contacting us today.