In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation, organizations will need to account for building and facility occupants. Large facilities with many occupants may struggle to keep track of employee and visitor whereabouts, risking accountability during an emergency.

Select an access control solution that secures the building and sensitive areas during normal operations and assists with evacuation and accountability during emergencies.

Challenge

Many sites are unable to account for occupants, either due to an absent or an inadequate accountability system. Technology may not match stakeholder expectations and sometimes, the organization simply outgrows the capabilities of the existing system.

When a muster reporting system is required, the existing or proposed access control system must be thoroughly evaluated.

Solution

Stakeholder expectations can assist with the software decision process. Additionally, industry best practices and requirements of the authority having jurisdiction are critical factors when choosing a security integration provider.

For example, high-risk industrial facilities, like chemical manufacturing or storage facilities, often require muster capability. These critical infrastructure facilities have unique vulnerabilities, threats, and potential impacts on the surrounding community. Therefore, authorities such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provide recommended and required security and safety system performance criteria.

Once it’s determined that an organization requires an access control solution that can perform muster reporting, the software evaluation and selection process begins. A scalable solution that meets current and anticipated demands is ideal.

The system must be operational during an emergency. System operation from a command post or remote location allows reports to be generated when the facility itself is not operational. This may be accomplished with offsite, cloud-based solutions. With an offsite solution, a system administrator can login from any enabled mobile computer to access data and run necessary reports.

The security integrator engineering team must deploy mobile or fixed access control hardware devices at specific muster locations around the facility. These muster sites will serve as the location where occupants can swipe their credentials after evacuation.

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.

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.