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The Integration of Avigilon Video Surveillance

The Integration of Avigilon Video Surveillance

Posted By Technology Install Partners
May 13, 2020 Category: Access Control, Video Surveillance

Technology Install Partners provides a wide variety of options when it comes to premium security and life safety systems for any industry. One of the best systems that we offer in the Avigilon video surveillance security

Avigilon Access Control Installation Services

Avigilon Access Control Installation Services

Posted By Technology Install Partners
April 24, 2020 Category: Access Control

Easily manage your access control system with Avigilon's Access Control

The Right Access Control System Provides you with the Power to Protect Your People and Property

The Right Access Control System Provides you with the Power to Protect Your People and Property

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 18, 2018 Category: Access Control

Whether you work for a small private business, a multinational corporation with several locations, a local high school, or a state-of-the-art hospital, security will always be a priority. Controlling access to your building, assets, and the individuals inside is one of the best ways to maintain security. A system should be robust and and flexible, scaling as your needs evolve. Avigilon access control solutions are recognized as being some of the best systems available. Key Components for an Effective Access Control System An effective access control system has to accomplish three basic, yet extremely important, tasks. Identification: Identification of the individuals entering your building or into any sensitive areas within the building is integral to successful security. If your current security system cannot identify people entering the building, then it is definitely time for an upgrade. Once the individual entering your property has been identified, there must be some sort of authentication process before they are granted access.   Authentication: Methods of authentication can range anywhere from fingerprints and smartcards to encryption keys and coded passwords.   Authorization: After this information has been provided, the individual in question passes into the third stage, which is authorization. Once building access has been granted to the individual (based on set criteria) they are now authorized to enter. It is only after all

Access Control Within the Workforce

Access Control Within the Workforce

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 18, 2018 Category: Access Control

Access control technology can add value within a workforce of any size. But when it comes to large companies, access control has become more of a necessity than a desire in the business world. In order to understand the scope of solutions that access control provides companies, start with looking at the following: your industry’s evolution, your current employee access control process, benefits of access control, and the emerging trends in technology which ultimately lead to predictions for the

Important Security Considerations for Human Resource Departments

Important Security Considerations for Human Resource Departments

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 17, 2018 Category: Access Control

From consulting, design, installation, maintenance, and repair; Technology Install Partners provides turnkey technology security solutions including video surveillance, access control, nurse call, intrusion alarm and beyond to businesses and government entities of all sizes. When considering security concerns that coincide with HR related needs, have you come across the following issues? Litigation due to: False Workers’ Compensation Claims Data Breaches Access Control to IT rooms, Building Sections, Improper Time Entry Integrating Access Control Systems with HR Software Access control systems not only improve the security capabilities of businesses, they also have the power to integrate with current HR software. With each employee having an individual code for entry and access, access control technologies assist with the following: Removing Access from Former Employees (with one click) Allowing Access to New Employees Restricting Access to Certain Areas Compliance of HIPAA Laws Think about your current system. Does your software allow the addition and removal of employees with the click of a button? Knowing which employees have access to what sections of the building is important. With an access control system that provides the ability to set these parameters upfront, it is possible to create a map or chart to keep on-hand for security questions or issues with building access that may arise. Lastly, are you working with a vendor who can offer custom integra

5 Signs that Your Access Control System Needs an Urgent Upgrade

5 Signs that Your Access Control System Needs an Urgent Upgrade

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 17, 2018 Category: Access Control

Understanding signs that your access control system needs an upgrade represents a critical component of maintaining a secure building, while staying up to date with technology. 1. Yearly Checks: Do you currently conduct yearly checks on your access control system’s condition? Reviewing your access control system each year should be adapted as a best practice and implemented into your company’s annual routine. This practice can be a part of the Human Resource Department’s annual reporting process. As Bill Gates stated, “We’re changing the world with technology”. Technology is constantly evolving in the world around us. Without adapting systems and processes, the current technology and evolved technology level available contain a large gap that should, and can, be reduced. 2. Hinderance vs. Help: If your access control system is more of a hinderance than a help to you and your business security, then why stick with it? Consider expanding your horizons and change to a new access control system; make life easier while increasing both security and safety levels simultaneously. 3. Remote Access: Ask yourself the following question: Can you access your system remotely? If your answer is no, consider the advantages. Locking a door at the end of the business day can be done with the push of a button from your smartphone. This can be especially helpful if you forget to lock the door after a long day at the office and your commute is on the longe

5 Facts About IP Access Control Technology

5 Facts About IP Access Control Technology

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 17, 2018 Category: Access Control

Access control has a lot of challenges to overcome, and smart users seek out information before laying down valuable money and committing themselves to a system. Unfortunately, access control is about more than monitoring -- it can be the difference between a very expensive breach and the value of a secure location. 1. Licensing is an Important Consideration When a piece of software is licensed, using it across different municipalities can become challenging. As well, there can be licensing fees associated with this usage. When an office or other secure building needs IP access control, particularly when it is under the banner of a larger company, licensing software should not be a consideration. The way to solve this problem is to keep the installation one of simplicity and modularity. With modular equipment and software without licensing issues, the process can proceed more easily. 2. Training Should be Included The training process is a matter that needs to be included every time one deals with an integrator of IP access technology. Without proper training, errors are all but guaranteed, and often the training process must cover a large number of points. While the technology's usage day to day is reasonably simple, the training that enables basic troubleshooting can take up to several days to dispense. This process needs to be included, and continuing education and training materials need to be provided to ensure continued smooth operation of the system. 3. The Sy

Why Managed Access Control Services Make Sense

Why Managed Access Control Services Make Sense

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 17, 2018 Category: Access Control

Understanding the Features Available Can Change your Security System for the Better Access Control Systems Whether you are searching for a basic control system for your small business, multi-tenant housing as a retailer, or multisite organizations, a common required trend exists among all: an advanced feature set and a large cardholder database. The basic management features that access control services can offer take you to the next level, but is the investment worth the product and service received? In order to keep up with the day to day evolution of technology in the world, access control systems must be managed. With these basic management features, security solutions are quite simple. User Role-Based Authentication Knowing who has access to what section of the building is important. With an access control system giving the ability to set these parameters upfront, creating a map or chart would be helpful for administrators to keep on-hand for security questions or issues with building access. Role-based Access Control Regulates Access Depending on user roles within the company, access can be granted or limited. Identifying roles for each employee through various methods, including keycards, guides this process. Import and Export Cardholders and Reports to and from Excel Spreadsheets Having the capability to easily add and subtract cardholders and reports to and from spreadsheets helps keep access control organized and consistent. Security Personnel can View Live

Top 5 Access Control Considerations

Top 5 Access Control Considerations

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 17, 2018 Category: Access Control

Access control technology can add value within a workforce of any size. But when it comes to large companies, access control has become more of a necessity than a desire in the business world. In order to understand the scope of solutions that access control provides companies, start with looking at the following: your industry’s evolution, your current employee access control process, benefits of access control, and the emerging trends in technology which ultimately lead to predictions for the

Security Needs of Property Managers

Security Needs of Property Managers

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 16, 2018 Category: Access Control

Security managers of residential or commercial buildings that hold numerous individual units, such as apartments, office suites or senior care facilities, can be faced with a barrage of security problems. On any given day, there may be numerous lock-outs, security breaches and/or unauthorized entries. Lock Replacement Securing a building with multiple tenants is a challenging and ongoing process. With mechanical locks, each time a tenant vacates a unit, the security manager or other company representative is faced with collecting keys and/or replacing the entry locks. Additionally, employees who leave on less-than-favorable terms may constitute a need for additional lock and/or key changes in order to keep properties safe. In a large complex, lock replacement can be an ongoing and expensive procedure. Electronic Security Access Systems: Reduce Costs, Save Time To eliminate the significant cost of mechanical lock and key replacement, changing to an electronic key access is a great solution. The changeover may initially seem more costly, but the ongoing benefits actually pay for an electronic system in a very short amount of time. Invariably, usually at the least opportune time, property managers receive calls from tenants who have locked themselves out. With a traditional lock and key system, someone would be required to show up at the unit to open the door for the tenant. With an electronic access control system, the manager is able to verify the tenant’s identi

Access Control Systems

Access Control Systems

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 16, 2018 Category: Access Control

The Role of Technology Designed For Senior Living Facilities Today - Securing Senior Living Part #3 During part 2 of this blog series, we discussed the advanced technological capabilities of wandering management technology and its importance in the assisted living industry. Now, let’s understand access control technology. Update your Access Control System Regularly Read about 5 signs your access control system needs an urgent update. Access control is an important technology in the senior living facility space because many nursing homes, assisted and independent living homes need proper access control to ensure the safety of residents. A Senior Living Facility Requirement Access control technology provides peace of mind for loved ones and caregivers by alerting staff of items like: After hours visitors Video surveillance and controlled entry of exterior doors Unauthorized access to medical records and medication storage Coupling wireless technology with other aspects of access control, such as RFID technology and video monitoring, the safety of residents, visitors, and staff is secure. This technology enhances the efficiency of building security by placing more information at the disposal of the staff while they focus on providing person-centered care. View Our White

5 Reasons You Know it's Time to Rethink your Access Control System Architecture

5 Reasons You Know its Time to Rethink your Access Control System Architecture

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 16, 2018 Category: Access Control

Technology evolves quickly. Information technology and computing power have been estimated to have increased in volume by 30,000 times in the 30 years or so since the inception of the worldwide internet. Devices and systems that today are older than ten years are likely outdated and possibly cumbersome. In many cases, Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) designed to protect people, processes, information and material during past decades have remained in operation largely because a system redesign has been perceived to be expensive. And since these PACS are independent of company IT systems, developers were not involved with disconnected physical security elements of the company. Physical Access Control Systems can become outmoded vulnerable. Newer methods of identification have evolved that are more specific to the individual rather than a hand-held ID card. A review of the existing access control architecture can encourage businesses reassess and plan to keep pace with the technology growth. Newer PACS have been designed to identify individuals by specific characteristics or coding that cannot be duplicated. And the data can be continually transmitted to a central location from any remote access point in the company, no matter how many locations and how great the distances. Reasons to Rethink Access Control System Architecture: 1. PAC Conformance with IT Protocols and Future Planning Because traditional hardware-based access systems operate independent of company IT s

Not Just for Calling Home, Smartphones Can Manage Your Building

Not Just for Calling Home, Smartphones Can Manage Your Building

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 15, 2018 Category: Access Control

Smartphones have evolved from the convergence of many technologies into a single hand-held device. Today’s smartphones provide cameras, video recorders, personal computers, text messengers, social networkers, schedulers, movie players, TVs, boarding passes, game sources and an almost infinite number of applications. Because of the smartphone’s incredible connectivity, elements of the home, office and business may be monitored and controlled from a remote location. Controlling Your Company’s Building from Your Smartphone Wherever secure access is required to keep people safe and prevent theft, a variety of technological solutions have evolved. Video surveillance, locking and unlocking doors to specific areas, and even remotely monitoring entries and exits are functions that may be controlled and accessed from a secure smartphone. Securing Senior Facilities In the case of senior care facilities, for example, controlling access and exit is a crucial activity. Restricting unauthorized entry and preventing patients from wandering are essential to the safety of the residents. Installing and maintaining the proper systems for secure access control is essential and this investment can save money, manpower and time while enhancing security. There are four major reasons to change from a traditional key-operated access to protection from an IT-intensive, smartphone-operated entry system. The reasons are: 1. When a disgruntled employee leaves, a physical key m

Regular Maintenance is Critical for any Access Control System

Regular Maintenance is Critical for any Access Control System

Posted By Ryan Temple
February 15, 2018 Category: Access Control

Access control systems play a critical role in keeping companies, employees and facilities safe and secure. In recent years, facilities and information have been compromised due to access by unauthorized individuals. Sometimes, employees have been significantly endangered as a result of these intrusions. Hardware As with any physical mechanism, components wear out eventually or cease to function properly. Access management components, such as doors, automatic door closing devices, latches and ID or card readers may become worn or blocked or function improperly. These components must be checked and tested regularly as part of the building’s overall maintenance and inspection process. Possible outcomes from poorly maintained operating doors and access control mechanisms include: Unauthorized access via doors that do not close completely Unauthorized access due to locks/latches not functioning as designed Access denial due to card or code reader malfunction As the technology of access control continues to change, older components should be replaced to further enhance the system. Systems that have been in use for decades are simple to breach and should be replaced immediately. Software and Database We no longer live in the age when ”handing over the keys” as an employee leaves is sufficient for protecting a company’s assets. Access control systems determine who may enter a building and which specific areas they can go to. Maintaining an accurate d

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