When it comes to physical and electronic security, today’s IT department has a lot to do and it’s not just about the IP addresses.
New Responsibilities for IT
Modern IP-enabled security solutions bring a host of challenges for hands-on IT departments. Virtually every system used by the security department is now IP-enabled. Computers must be connected to IP-based servers running complicated programs. Cameras and other sensors around the facility are also connected to the IT network, streaming large amounts of data across an often already strained network. This goes well beyond IP address management.
Once everything is connected to the IT infrastructure, it needs to be managed. Cameras and other edge devices run on firmware that must be updated regularly to work in unison with the system software, which also needs to be updated regularly.
Plus, one of the most significant challenges to the IT department is cyber security vulnerabilities. Adding cameras and other components to the IT network often creates new vulnerabilities that the IT department must evaluate and mitigate.
With the significant increase in workload that various security systems bring, IT often needs help to keep up with the added demand.
Fortunately, remote connectivity and onsite visits can be accomplished by highly trained security technicians. Technicians perform all required firmware and software updates and patches to keep the systems running optimally. Regularly scheduled visits ensure maintenance is performed on every device and mitigates most unexpected failures.
Some systems can even be managed daily on your behalf. For example, some IT departments enroll new employees and print badges for access control and intrusion detection. A managed services provider can assume those time-consuming tasks, allowing your team to focus on their primary responsibilities.
Many systems can be hosted off-site. This keeps much of the initial computer and storage hardware costs, as well as upgrade costs, to a minimum. Offsite servers ensure optimal operation and maintenance ease. Updates and backups are done automatically, without having to visit your location.
Professional Security Partner
The Vision team can survey your facility and coordinate the design, installation, and integration of all required security and 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.