The Anatomy of a Unified System Integration
How Automated Security Systems Work
Having a unified security system integration policy for your Company is a game-changer. It can help provide more security to property and assets but also brings additional benefits.
Unified system integration for security has a lot of advantages, and thanks to SPG Controls technology a lot more is possible.
Some advantages of automated security systems:
Every “event” is included in a system audit trail and can be monitored. For example, Companies can monitor anyone entering their properties, whether single locations or multiple locations, locally, regionally or globally and have data at their fingertips either to a control room, a security room or through a Mobile Application. Entrances and exits may be viewed in real-time, locally, at a regional headquarters, or remotely. Visitors, contractors and delivery personnel can be screened prior to being authorised to enter Company property, minimising the risk to Company personnel.
Regulation of Access for Secure Places
Most Companies have areas in their premises where additional access rights are required; An example could be an IT or communications room, a UPS room, a storage area for high-value items, Corporate policy may dictate that two personnel are required in certain locations or that an airlock controls access by only one person at a time,
Automated systems can be programmed to let only specified personnel or authorised contractors into critical areas within your property. Each event will be added to the audit trail within the SPG Controls system.
Trail Records and Logs
The system creates an audit trail for every event, and a flexible reporting tool enables records to be presented for multiple uses, for example, contractor attendance records, payroll input through time and attendance reporting, fire muster lists in the event of a fire alarm.
Safely Manage Everything
As an authorised and authenticated system administrator, management of the automated security system is at your fingertips. SPG Controls provides an intuitive Mobile Application through which Company personnel can safely and securely manage any security event.
What makes an Integrated System?
Multi-Function Security Control Panel
At the heart of an SPG Controls security solution is the S1000, a multi-functional security control panel. This is typically located at every site and integrates with existing or new security equipment such as movement sensors, door contacts, building alarms, the fire system, CCTV or camera system, access control and locks, intercom, and other security components in the integrated system. In addition, the S1000 provides the capability to connect to multiple other inputs, such as but not limited to, temperature, light, heat and humidity sensors, refrigeration units, air conditioning units and lone worker monitoring with full backward control.
User Interface Devices
Keypads, biometrics, and other interface devices allow authorised security personnel to arm and disarm locks and alarms in Corporate properties. They also allow administrators to control parts of the automated system either locally through the Keypad or remotely through the Mobile Application
Central Software Monitoring System
The software part of the automated security system is crucial as it manages all of the access to all system components. It collects and records data from every input in the system.
SPG Controls offers these advanced parts of an integrated system for security.
S1000 Smart Controller
Remote access is possible thanks to the S1000 Intelligent control panel which can be connected to adaptor modules and network devices.
The S1000 Smart Controller can be installed to monitor and automate alarms and access control rights to areas and doors. There is automatic data collection from readers and other devices within each location.
Remote User Interface
The SPG Keypad supports a variety of features including local arming and disarming of the security equipment. Other components, such as OSDP readers, can provide access control functionality.
Security in each area can be fine-tuned using Scheduled Access, Anti-pass back, Duress Alarms and Dual Authentication options.
The ARCO platform is one of the most advanced management tools that can be used to operate a central security monitoring environment. It can provide access and records to all of the connected monitoring devices such as cameras, alarms, locks, and other sensors. It can also be used for multiple operator workstations for efficiency and redundancy. The platform handles all of the access rights for the areas and security components. The master audit trail is also managed by the ARCO Platform.
Software features of the ARCO Platform include alarm management, site configuration, database management, interactive dashboard, distributed workstations, a graphical user interface for site location and status, built-in reporting engine, artificial intelligence capability for programmable logic rules.
To know more about how SPG Controls can help you secure your property and premises, contact us.
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