Few things are more important for a building than a strong security and monitoring system. When you have information that is proprietary, being able to know that your workspace is protected provides peace of mind.
Two of the more well-known security systems are closed-circuit television (CCTV) and Access Control Systems. Both have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. But which one is right for you?
What is CCTV?
Closed-circuit television is a TV system where the signals are monitored for security purposes, not broadcast ones. It relies on cameras that are placed in locations throughout the building including offices, elevators, hallways, parking lots and parking garages. Older systems produce black and white images, but modern ones offer high-resolution and color options..
What is an Access Control System?
An access control system (ACS) allows you to move away from using deadbolt locks and keys at the office door. ACS offers a more high-tech approach that implements access cards or biometric screening. A system like this ensures employees and employees only can enter your premises.
ACS also allows you to set up different levels of access at your facility. For example, you can give your engineers or IT team access to the server rooms and computer equipment. Office staff, on the other hand, only needs access to the break room, restrooms and their workspace.
What types of businesses can benefit from a security system?
There are plenty of facilities that can benefit from installing a security system, including medical facilities, school campuses, television or radio stations and multi-family planned communities.
Here at Americom, we work with industry-leading partners to provide CCTV and Access Control Systems for business applications. We will be able to guide you expertly through the entire process and make sure whatever system you choose is best for your business.
If you’re ready to get to work, contact us at (801) 892-0500. All of the work we do uses the highest safety standards. No matter your vision, we’re ready to begin.