Security Dealer & Integrator

JUL 2018

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30 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com July 2018 D ue to the busy nature of build- ing and facility management, it is important for security personnel to have access to information about security threats from anywhere and at any time. Many buildings already have sur- veillance, alarms and more in place to ensure tenant safety; however, due to the rise of technologies such as the cloud and the Internet of ings (IoT), building security systems have evolved to offer remote access monitoring capabilities so that building security personnel can log into their build- ing's systems from anywhere, as well as offering the ability to integrate multi- ple disparate building security systems. ese technologies are vastly chang- ing the nature of building facility and security management. The Changing Facility Management Landscape Cloud-based building management systems are providing today's facili- ties with numerous benefits, includ- ing anytime access to mass messaging, video monitoring, intrusion detection and alarms, visitor management, and building management operations – all available from one user interface. As well as eliminating the cost and manpower involved in operating and maintaining a physical security infra- structure – including physical serv- ers – cloud-based solutions provide a seamless way for support teams to monitor security and facility systems either onsite or remotely and even through mobile devices. Rather than monitoring security situations from a control room, secu- rity teams can remain visible through- out the facility while they monitor real time information through their devices. is enables security profes- sionals to make clearer decisions and provide faster responses to security issues from anywhere. While we have been using mobile technology in our everyday lives for well over a decade, it is becoming more commonplace for security personnel to use mobile devices at their jobs; in fact, a Gartner report estimates that by 2022, 70 percent of all soware inter- actions will occur on mobile devices. As mobile use becomes more inte- grated into daily roles across multiple industries, remote access will become an even more important part of build- ing security and management, with local teams consistently using their devices to check on different aspects of building safety and perform their jobs far more efficiently and easily than ever. Smart Buildings Security integrators may hold the key to enabling building security management on the go By Steven Turney Access Control

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