An IP camera is a surveillance video camera that attaches to the network and is part of an IP Camera System. The cameras are an essential part of the physical security systems and are used in business, government, and educational institutions worldwide. Over the years, they have played a vital role in ensuring safety in all our organizations.
How can we make our lives safer? That’s the critical question asked by all security personnel. How can we prevent dangerous people from entering our facilities? Can we reduce the crime at our schools? Can we quickly notify the police when danger threatens? These questions and others are on the top of our minds.
This article provides some of the questions people have asked and provides their answers.
With all the scary news about disturbed people entering organizations, we have been tasked to improve security. IP Intercoms can make this job more manageable. We use door access control to allow entry of the people we know, but intercoms are essential for monitoring visitors. IP camera systems increase the security at the doors by enabling the security person to see who is at the door. All these systems work together to create a more secure environment.
This article focuses on how IP intercoms are used to handle visitors.
Comparison of Door Readers Used in Access Control Systems
A door reader is an integral part of a door access control system. It is the interface between the person at the door and the rest of the access control system.
We have come a long way since the early magnetic stripe cards. The new door readers can read RFID card credentials, mobile phone credentials, and biometric credentials. Some of the door readers are combinations of a reader and a controller. This means that all the intelligence is built into the reader at the door. This reader-controller connects to the network.
This article provides a comparison of available door access control readers.
The news is filled with stories about criminal activity that affect our safety and security. Disturbed people have attacked houses of worship, schools, and businesses. Organized criminals have been implicated in smash and grab intrusions in retail stores. Surveillance cameras provided by IP camera systems have helped catch the criminals, but what can we do to prevent the intrusions. This article describes the proactive measures we can take to make life safer.
New Developments in IP Camera Systems Make You Safer
Over the last 20 years, much has changed in the security market, yet many things stay the same. IP camera systems, door access control, and IP intercoms provide the primary security systems, but many organizations have not implemented many innovations that make organizations safer.
One example is the use of intelligent cameras in IP camera systems. Many places have continued to use the old methodology established many years ago.
This article provides a review of the changes in IP camera technology and how the increased capability can enhance your security.