Does the future of your business NEED Integrated Solutions?
Boost your security quotient with connected technologies
Security has evolved with the arrival of increasingly smart, connected technologies that bolster safety and security through integrated intrusion, video, access control and fire solutions. Could this be the start of the next generation robot that stands guard over your family or business while you sleep?
The IoT or ‘Internet of Things’ as described by many futurists connects every electronic item in your home to the internet for feedback to other devices. As detection and protection technology continues to move to the network, this provides your home and business the ability to integrate a vast array of devices to make you safer and more secure.
Integrated solutions take many forms and provide additional information about the protected premises. In the future it may look like a warrior with an Iron Man façade but today for example, not only can you deploy sensors to detect motion and trigger an alert or alarm, but integrate these devices with video surveillance cameras. An immediate view of what or who may have caused the alarm can be sent as a video clip to a computer or smartphone or trigger email notification.
Video cameras are used in unmanned areas where a receptionist may not be present, so occupants can be alerted when a visitor arrives.
Integrated technologies for energy savings, occupant safety and control
The new Lyric Security platform by Honeywell creates a mesh of features throughout your home or business that can almost think for its owner. Motion detectors and sensors are increasingly integrated with HVAC and energy management systems to follow the occupancy of a space and set temperatures back when employees leave the building, or establish a different temperature schedule for weekends or holidays. Recognizing voice commands, the future looking, wall mounted controller ties lights, locks, garage doors and more together while looking out for dangers such as fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Coupled with a residential smoke detector that light up the exit pathway in an emergency, the two way sensors mesh together to create a blanket of security.
Fire alarm solutions are integrated with elevator controls to prevent employees from using these methods of transport in the event of a life safety emergency. When a fire is detected, circuitry prevents elevators from operating so employees are not in danger of entering and being trapped.
Access control is increasingly integrated with video surveillance and leveraged for human resources functions and accountability. For example, when the card or other credential is presented, it subsequently triggers video for a visual record of who the person is, when they are coming in and also, how long they stayed at the business. This may also assist when incidents of theft or liability arise, so you can view archived video records for pertinent information. Detailed reports and other documentation can be gleaned from this activity as well.
At Mijac Alarm every solution is custom-designed and specified as a customer fit to surmount the challenges and issues you may be facing. We conduct a thorough on-site consultation and walk-through of the premises before deciding on equipment, taking into consideration the current infrastructure and in-place technologies. There’s nothing cookie-cutter. It’s all about solving your security dilemmas and evolving with technology to address new needs.
Even though we are a long way off from having a robot stand post at your home while you sleep, at Mijac Alarm, our engineers and technicians have the expertise to design an integration plan that gets the most out of all your physical security components. Contact us today to find out more.