2019 is off to a great start and it’s time to think about security system integration as part of your strategic plan and journey toward a unified solution.

Benefits

When presented with a variety of disparate systems during normal operations, everything may operate as designed. A monitor flickers with access control activity, security camera feeds stream across multiple monitors, and perimeter detection and intrusion detection alerts may appear on a facility map on yet another monitor.

When activity increases or an emergency occurs, operating multiple systems on multiple monitors quickly and efficiently can be difficult, if not impossible. Integrated systems create a unified solution that streamlines daily operations and, most importantly, emergency operations.

Additionally, an integrated solution will streamline post-incident investigations. When the video surveillance and access control systems are integrated, video clips can be tagged to specific events. Video verification of a logged incident becomes simple.

Research

Research on integration should be done prior to a system purchase. By planning for integration before a purchase, you can ensure an integration that meets your expectations and operational processes.

If you already own the systems and are considering a unified integration, your security vendor will need to complete a system inventory and work with the various manufacturers to determine if integration is possible, and then, to what operational capability. For example, integration could mean that one system can send an alert or command to another system. However, your expectation may be that the systems will operate on the same monitor in the same user interface. The level of integration will vary from system to system and manufacturer to manufacturer. A significant amount of research and disclosure is required.

Execution

Implementation will vary in time and complexity based upon the number of systems, size of the systems, and other important factors. Software version changes and device firmware updates will likely be made as part of the deployment. Computer hardware may need to be upgraded in order to process more information in one user interface. Security team training will be required to understand and optimize the new system features.

Professional Security Partner

The Vision team can survey your facility, coordinate the design, and then professionally install and integrate the safety hardware and software. Vision can also create a custom Managed and Hosted Services plan, freeing up your team to perform their core responsibilities.

In addition to a solution that is tailored to your organization’s specific needs, Vision Security Technologies offers a customizable maintenance and service plan that optimizes integrated systems. The Vision Investment Protection plan, like your system, can grow and change with your organization. Together, you’ll uncover potential problems before they arise. Additionally, Vision Investment Protection provides onsite and remote response, safeguarding your investment and securing your facility.

Vision has full-time, highly skilled electrical engineers and AutoCAD professionals on staff. Our team can provide planned drawings, riser diagrams, and as-built diagrams in both electronic and hard copy formats for every project. We provide complete network installations, maintenance, database conversions, software installations, and upgrades. Our engineers have both Cisco and Microsoft certifications.

Contact the Vision team now to discuss the benefits of properly and professionally securing your organization.