he ideal complete network electronic technology IP security solution combines video management, access control, video analytics, intrusion alerts and other systems and devices onto a single networked platform that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time through a web browser. The automatically interrelated data from these network devices is reported in real time, providing a comprehensive view of security operations to ensure the appropriate actions be taken immediately. The aforementioned scenario is becoming a reality today as open platform network electronic systems develop to the point of surpassing traditional individual proprietary electronic security devices. Non-proprietary and open IP-based access control is a welcome physical security technology that American Integrated Security Group is now offering customers. Early indications have it poised to take off in the security universe like its digital video counterpart is doing in surpassing analog CCTV.
With greater opportunities for complete security protection, American Integrated Security Group (AISG) is utilizing a similar approach to IP access control that we use when integrating IP video surveillance systems. The migration of access control systems to a digital IP environment brings many of the same benefits to customers that the video surveillance market is delivering during the conversion of analog CCTV to network video.
Freed from the constraints of traditional access control technology, a network-based system can be customized with a variety of devices from different manufacturers and expanded or upgraded either system-wide or one door, one reader at a time. There are IP access control products suitable for installations of all sizes. The versatile technological mix of the most up-to-date and robust components, with no need for hardwiring, provides a very cost effective solution. IP access control systems enable installations that are flexible and scalable with the ability for growth, changes and additions. IP access control can ensure maximum security and a future-proof investment.
Overcoming the Limitations of Traditional Access Control
The skill set needed to incorporate electronic security solutions leveraging the network is an ongoing educational process undertaken by all management and installers at American Integrated Security Group on a regular basis. Having expert knowledge in IT and network electronic technology, the AISG staff continually researches and tests different IP access control systems as they come to market. We are finding that an IP-based solution not only makes execution and integration of access control systems more feasible, the benefits are far exceeding our expectations.
IP access control, on the access control side, gives a big boost to upgraded access control system functions and operations. IP access control offers an increased level of identity verification, authentication, encryption and credentialing. Smart card and biometric technologies strengthen the verification factors. Both systems and associated database integration is seamless.
Traditional proprietary access control systems come with limitations, require expensive cabling and restrict system integration. Utilizing open interface IP access control, the common, standardized digital environment has the potential to create countless opportunities to integrate not only video but intrusion detection and a host of other systems such as heating, ventilation and building management, HR systems, perimeter control, fire detection, etc.