Security professionals often know which systems need to be upgraded and which don’t. However, that’s not always the case. A strategic technology refresh plan can provide a clear path toward improved security and safety. System manufacturers are racing to deliver the best solutions; from ISC West in April to GSX in the fall, security professionals have many new options. New hardware and software technologies are delivered to the market at a dizzying pace.

Let’s look at the most prevalent systems and their refreshable components.

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance systems have evolved the most and continue to improve. The shift from analog to IP over the past decade drove this evolution. At first, a simple switch was a big deal. IP allowed a host of new ways for cameras to be deployed widely, often without worry about geographic location. Today, attention is going to the technology inside the cameras. For example, resolution continues to improve, allowing security professionals to get previously unrealized detail. Video analytics can now provide very specific alerts. Likewise, the cameras can also generate data for retailers and other organizations that want to know more information about customer activity in and around their location. These analytics can count people in a store or cars on a street.

Access control, emergency notification, and other systems

Disparate security systems must operate as a unified system during emergencies. This requirement is driving technology refreshes in nearly every industry. Emergency systems can simultaneously lock or unlock doors, announce specific instructions for occupants, and notify authorities in real time. The pending NFPA 3000 guidelines are also beginning to drive these upgrades.

Biometric technology is also driving upgrades to access control systems. Doors can now be accessed with the swipe of a palm or finger. Read rates are more reliable and faster, providing a realistic and beneficial use case for organizations.

The Right Partner

Unified solutions protect your employees, visitors, and valuable property. A comprehensive review, discovery, and rollout plan is critical.

In addition to a unified security solution that is tailored to your organization’s specific needs, Vision Security Technologies offers a customizable maintenance and service plan. The Vision Investment Protection plan, like your system, can grow and change with your organization, uncovering potential problems before they arise. Additionally, Vision Investment Protection provides on-site 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 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.