Video surveillance solutions are security tools that let you keep a close eye on activities around, or inside, your premises. Video solutions deter revenue loss from stolen merchandise, vandalism and destruction of valuable information. Today’s video solutions can perform a multitude of functions, from live and recorded high-resolution viewing, remotely viewing live images on your laptop or smart device and analytics for easier search and identification processing.
Video surveillance solutions are designed to meet customer’s specific needs and budgets. Systems are designed for future expansion as facilities grow or can be designed as a single camera system for urban traffic management.
A security alarm is a system designed to detect intrusion into a building or area. Security alarms are used in residential, commercial, and industrial properties for protection against burglary (theft) or property damage, as well as personal protection against intruders.
Some alarm systems serve a single purpose of burglary protection; combination systems provide both fire and intrusion protection. Intrusion alarm systems may also be combined with video surveillance systems to automatically record the activities of intruders, and may interface to access control systems for electrically locked doors. Systems range from small, self-contained noisemakers, to complicated, multi-area systems with system monitoring and control.
A properly designed security system meets the needs and budget of the business while providing the protection it needs.
At Brigadier Security, we work with our clients to determine what their location needs and the benefits of monitoring the door sensors, motion sensors and critical conditions such as building fire system, server temperature sensors, and moisture sensors.
Call Brigadier Security for more information on how we can help you design a system that fits your business needs.
The term access control refers to the practice of restricting entrance to a property, a building, or a room to authorized persons. Electronic access control uses computers to solve the limitations of mechanical locks and keys. A wide range of credentials can be used to replace mechanical keys. The electronic access control system grants access based on the credential presented. When access is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time and the transaction is recorded. When access is refused, the door remains locked and the attempted access is recorded. The system will also monitor the door and alarm if the door is forced open or held open too long after being unlocked.
An access control point, which can be a door, turnstile, parking gate, elevator, or other physical barrier, where granting access can be electronically controlled. Typically, the access point is a door. An electronic access control door can contain several elements. At its most basic, there is a stand-alone electric lock. The lock is unlocked by an operator with a switch. To automate this, operator intervention is replaced by a reader. The reader could be a keypad where a code is entered, it could be a card reader, or it could be a biometric reader. Readers do not usually make an access decision, but send a card number to an access control panel that verifies the number against an access list. To monitor the door position a magnetic door switch can be used. In concept, the door switch is not unlike those on refrigerators or car doors. Generally only entry is controlled, and exit is uncontrolled. In cases where exit is also controlled, a second reader is used on the opposite side of the door. In cases where exit is not controlled, free exit, a device called a request-to-exit (REX) is used. Request-to-exit devices can be a push-button or a motion detector. When the button is pushed, or the motion detector detects motion at the door, the door alarm is temporarily ignored while the door is opened. Exiting a door without having to electrically unlock the door is called mechanical free egress. This is an important safety feature. In cases where the lock must be electrically unlocked on exit, the request-to-exit device also unlocks the door.
Brigadier Security Systems Ltd. supplies, installs and services most manufacturer’s access control products. Call our Commerical Security group to see how we can assist you.