How secure is your office from theft, vandalism, or unwanted solicitation? Do you have staff working after normal business hours, or early arrivers? What about just keeping an eye on things when you are travelling or working remotely?
Advances in access and surveillance technology have grown in leaps and bounds, because more than ever, security is a real concern for most of us.
What was once considered a large disruptive and expensive undertaking is now a manageable and affordable one. Access solutions range from simple card access installations to biometric technology, like retina recognition. Surveillance equipment can be wired or wireless to accommodate new or existing construction. IP based systems can be remotely accessed and controlled from a secure web-enabled computer, smartphone or compatible device.
Security is of tantamount importance, and you’ll never get a second chance to get it right. You need to have the utmost confidence in who you entrust this undertaking too. That is where we can help. At Voda, we have done our homework and have chosen a few very select partners who not only have the latest cutting edge technology, but are experts in installing and supporting it. We can arrange for a site survey, and even project manage the installation so you can remain focused on your business with minimal interruption.
Here are some of the access control products available:
- Access Card
- Key Pad
- Video/Intercom Entry
- Camera – high-quality video streamed securely, real-time
Biometric Access Control Devices
- Iris / Retina
- Palm / Hand
- Finger Tip
- Analog Surveillance Systems
A large amount of video surveillance systems installed in the United States still remain analog. Digital video recorders (DVRs) can also store video from cameras and provide on demand video playback. This technology of storing video in digital format to a disk drive or SD memory card to name a few, has been available for years and is still considered a very reliable and cost effective solution.
- IP Surveillance Systems
IP based video surveillance systems have inherent advantages to traditional analog systems, such as;
- Being able to view the video from any location in the world, via a computer or smartphone or tablet.
- Scalability, depending on the equipment and systems installed are virtually limitless.
While IP cameras can be more expensive to purchase than analog cameras, the operation and installation costs can be much lower, especially for larger applications. Often a large campus environment will already have a network that can support IP video bandwidth, so installation costs can be far less than analog or legacy implementations. Also, the infrastructure expense of running coaxial cable, which is used in analog systems, is also eliminated.