The process of selecting a system solution appears simple on the surface. One could argue that an organization should have a video surveillance system manufactured by company “X” as well as an access control manufactured by company “Y.” And don’t forget the high-performance perimeter detection solution and the building’s intrusion detection system, all manufactured by different companies. Yes, you’ll quickly see that the ability of those systems to communicate with each other automatically is critical to ensuring that the systems are combined into a unified solution that’s easy to operate under the duress of an emergency.
Without integration, the systems will work independently, causing security teams to work hard to make sense of alarms coming from a variety of disconnected systems. You can see the importance of not only selecting the best systems, but also of ensuring that they are integrated with each other to provide a simplified solution.
Enter the engineering team.
The engineering team has the responsibility of marrying the physical aspects of a facility with the system design team’s proposed solution configuration. The engineering department will study the type and placement of cameras, card readers, video analytics, and any other equipment and software involved in your electronic security system design. The engineers also produce wiring diagrams and address the physical placement and connectivity of cameras, credential readers, and other vital system components.
Systems integrators have engineers on staff to ensure that systems of all sizes can be properly installed and integrated. They work closely with the manufacturers of the various systems to ensure compatibility. These professionals are proficient at AutoCAD, providing planned drawings, riser diagrams and details, as well as an as-built set in both electronic ad print format upon completion of projects.
Aside from AutoCAD proficiency, engineers are commonly certified in a wide variety of Cisco and Microsoft solutions. Likewise, proficiency and certification in video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, and other low voltage and software solutions must be maintained.
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The Vision team can survey your building, coordinate a design, and professionally install and integrate hardware and software. Vision can also create a custom Managed and Hosted Services plan, freeing up your staff to perform their core responsibilities of providing a safe working environment, and making system updates a breeze.
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 staff and securing your facility.
Vision has a full-time AutoCAD engineer on staff. Our engineering 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 engineering team has both Cisco and Microsoft certifications.
We’ll navigate initial discussions with internal and external stakeholders, set reasonable expectations, provide demonstrations, and explain technologies and functions. Once a plan is approved, our experienced engineering team will ensure your organization is protected by a unified, integrated solution that meets your operational demands.
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