Access control systems offer a number of advantages immediately after deployment: the convenience of switching to keyless entry, the ability to restrict areas inside a building at granular levels, and the ability to deactivate employee credentials in real time. What’s the next step? Integration is a good place to start.

Integrating Access Control and Intrusion Detection

While access control is powerful as a standalone system, its value surges after it’s fully integrated with the other security technology throughout the building. An organization may choose to integrate access control with the site’s existing intrusion detection, for example. This allows the management to monitor any intrusion events that occur, along with the subsequent alarms that sound, via the access control system – using a single interface to see everything. It also becomes possible to complete access control system tasks on based on alarms and other intrusion events.

Integrating Access Control and Video Surveillance

Access control systems can also be integrated with a facility’s video surveillance. With this integration, video can be used to verify an access control event that has been flagged for review. On demand and without delay, managers can play the video that corresponds to the timestamp on the access control event. If someone was denied access, managers can look at the video taken at the time and determine whether this attempt was made in good faith or as part of a break-in attempt.

For organizations that are serious about controlling facility access, integration is the logical next step. To discuss options for getting the most out of access control systems, call IBS today. We look forward to speaking with you.

About IBS Electronics 

Headquartered in Springfield, MA with operations in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont & Maine, IBS  is a full-service security systems integrator providing Burglar Alarms, Fire Detection, Video Surveillance, Access Control and Audio/Video Communications.