Guest Editorial by Marian Domingo
54% of businesses have already invested in mobile access control, or plan to within the next 3 years. If you have a cloud-based access control system, there is untapped potential to integrate your access control system with video security.
Why integrate access control and video security?
Keep reading to learn about access control and the benefits of integrating access control systems with video surveillance – including identity verification and protecting your cyber resources.
This guide will help you to consider whether your business would benefit from integrated access control and video security.
What Is Touchless Access Control?
Touchless access control is a future-proof security solution that keeps your building secure from unauthorized users. Touchless access control is access control that uses Bluetooth, Wifi, and Cellular communication to ensure that users can enter the building without touching a pin pad or using a physical key.
Touchless access control often uses mobile credentials instead of physical keycards or fobs, ensuring that users can enter with simply a wave of their hand in front of the access reader.
This wave will trigger remote communication with their mobile devices that will allow them entry. So, users can enter without withdrawing their mobile devices from their pockets, which will allow traffic to run more smoothly throughout your building.
Touchless access control systems are cloud-based security systems that enable system administrators and security staff to unlock doors remotely using a mobile application or cloud-based control center.
System administrators can also view security information remotely. To enhance the operation of your access control system and remove vulnerabilities, you can integrate access control and video security.
Benefits of Integrated Access Control and Video Security for Your Business
If you’re looking to maximize the utility of your security tools, then integrating your access control and video security might be the solution.
Here, we will discuss some of the major benefits of integrating access control and video security.
Enforcing Access Control Across Different Security Systems
Access control comes with a lot of integration potential. When you integrate access control across different security systems in your security strategy, you can ensure that security operations are user-friendly and straightforward.
When you integrate access control with video surveillance and other security tools in your system, you are ensuring that the data from both systems is visible on one interface.
This streamlines your security response strategy by ensuring that staff will not have to waste time gathering and correlating data from different sources. Instead, the information will be accessible and straightforward.
You can integrate access control with your security camera system, internal door locks, and analytics software across your company’s security strategy to optimize the function of your security installations.
Identity Verification And Visual Identification
When you install an access control system in your building, it comes with the risk of users stealing access credentials and using them to gain access to the building and your company assets.
By integrating access control and video surveillance technology, you can ensure that your security system isn’t vulnerable to incidents involving misappropriated access credentials.
With information from your access control system and video surveillance system available on one interface, your security staff can easily verify the identity of building users and visitors before they gain entry to the building.
If you wish to automate this process, you might consider integrating identity verification software with your system, to verify the identity of users automatically before they can enter the building, unburdening your security team from the repetitive nature of manual identity verification.
With a camera intercom system, you get access control and video security technology built into one device. The device comes with high-definition video, touchless access control, and voice recognition so that you can implement multi-factor authentication at your building’s entrance.
This way, your building will be completely secured from external threats.
Ensuring Employees are On-Premise When Accessing Cyber Resources
Another benefit of integrating access control and video surveillance technology in your building is ensuring that employees are on-premise when accessing your cyber resources.
If your employees aren’t using these resources on-site, then they could be using a compromised network, so it’s in your best interest to keep your digital assets secure and restrict off-site access.
With video and access control integration, you can ensure that employees are on-premise and verify their identity before accessing these on-site digital resources. You can also ensure that they are accessing the information during operational hours to ensure that they are not participating in an internal security breach.
Keeping your cyber resources secure goes a long way toward earning the trust of your stakeholders and suffering losses due to a cybersecurity breach.
Video surveillance and access control are essential elements in any successful security system. However, both security tools can be integrated and used together to enhance their function.
Access control integrates well with other security tools, and you can integrate it with video surveillance to create a more user-friendly experience for your security staff and system administrators. Consider whether your business would benefit from integrating video surveillance and access control systems.
About the Author
Marian Domingo is an aspiring writer who does freelance writing on anything social media, digital marketing, and eCommerce.
When she’s not sending emails and writing content, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up a new dish.
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