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.
Even during the pandemic, some companies were busy creating new technology. New IP cameras included advanced intelligence that improved camera performance, enhanced object detection and notified the user about alarm conditions. Access control systems improved their software and provided cloud as well as on-site management software. IP intercoms enhanced the “if-then” selections that provided automatic responses to security situations.
The Pandemic’s Industrial Revolution – Predictions for our New World
Things have changed. This past year made it plain that we live in a transformed world where climate change and Pandemics will be part of our lives for the foreseeable future. The paradigm shift in the way we think about where and how we work is only one example of the changes.
We have discovered that Access control, IP camera systems, intercoms, and IP paging systems are essential technologies that can make a difference in our changing world.
This article discusses what new technology will be important in the future.
Monitoring visitors in large organizations is a continuing challenge. The pandemic of 2021 increased our need to improve entry control to multi-tenant buildings and apartment houses. Not only do we want to know who would like to enter, but we also want to know if they are healthy. Learn more about Apartment Intercoms…
This article describes how the multi-tenant wireless intercom works.
Review of the Technologies that Help in a Pandemic
So is face recognition good or bad? Does it invade our privacy, or does it make us more secure? Facial recognition has had a difficult time in the market. When it was first introduced, it was a promising technology, but it was costly. Over the last few years, the price has become more reasonable, yet this biometric technology faced many challenges. There were concerns of reliability, and more recently, it was attacked for impinging on our privacy.
How IP Camera Systems and Door Access Help With Infectious Disease Control
The current health crisis has placed a significant strain on all hospital resources. Besides the problem of medical supplies and protective equipment, they have been struggling with finding rooms for all the new infectious patients. The hospitals have been creating inventive solutions to meet these challenges.
IP surveillance, intercoms, and door access control have
been used to control how people move through all areas of hospitals. This
article describes how technology is being used to help hospitals and other
healthcare organizations meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the challenges caused by COVID-19, Kintronics continues
to respond to all the needs of our customers. Most of our staff are working remotely
to ensure that we continue to provide the best information, advice, and IP
security products. In light of this situation, we offer some suggestions that
may make this all a bit easier.
Take a Deep Breath
The tension caused by challenging times can cause many
health problems. I know that my lower back has been hurting for the last few
weeks. Tension! According to some people, anxiety is more dangerous than a
virus. I don’t know if this is true or not, but we certainly need to relax. Let’s take a deep breath. Focus on your
breathing. As you slowly breathe in and out, try to relax those tense muscles. Things
will get better. It just takes time.
In a message from Nathan O. Hatch from Wake Forest
University, “We at Wake Forest all have seen our day-to-day reality turned
topsy-turvy. The normal patterns of life have been rudely upended as we face
the reality of COVID-19 and its implications for our own health and that of our
families and communities.”
Active shooter situations have become a significant security issue. Many articles have been written about this. Solutions range from increased technology, active shooter drills in schools, and of course, gun control. Ann Hampton Callaway even wrote a song, Thoughts and Prayers.
A recent article, Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could, was published November 27, 2019, in NPR news. It discussed the issues with active shooter drills. The article suggested that it was much better to provide threat assessment as a proactive approach to safety in schools. The objective would be to “identify students who are doing concerning behavior or may be in distress and getting them the help they need before they even resort to violence as an option.”
As a technology company, all we can do is suggest technology that can be used to prevent, control, and manage active shooter situations.
Security devices such as IP cameras, paging systems, metal detectors, door access control, and panic buttons can be used to help control emergency situations. This article provides a summary of the safety and security systems.
Kintronics was founded May, 1977. The Kintronics history is one of change. Over the years, we constantly reinvented ourselves to assure that we were providing the right technology products to the market.
In the beginning, we were a small regional distributor providing electronic components such as relays, power supplies, and monitors. In 1989 we hired a more technical staff, and our business model changed. We started selling complete systems such as CD-ROM drives and CD-recorders to schools and libraries. We provided a high level of technical support, and service. As technology changed, so did the products we offered. The CD-ROM drives became network attached CD-ROM servers, and in 1990 we added optical disc libraries from Panasonic that automated archiving of computer data.
Evolutionfrom Closed Circuit TV to Ubiquitous IP Camera Surveillance
By Bob Mesnik
From the early beginnings of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), it was somewhat controversial. It was designed to increase our security and safety, but does it threaten our privacy? How has video surveillance changed over the years? This article reviews the history of surveillance and how it has evolved into a technology that has become part of our lives.
Video surveillance is not new; it has been around for quite a while. One of the first recorded application for closed circuit television system (CCTV) was back in 1942. It was used to view the launch of V2 rockets in Germany.
In the US, commercial surveillance applications began around 1947. In 1957 a number of companies such as General Precision Labs (GPL division), provided CCTV camera systems for education, medical and industrial applications.