Intrusion Detection Security Solutions for Banks

Banks maintain very specific hours, so security operations must be very specific as well. An intelligent bank solution will have a custom plan for afterhours, open hours, and while the bank is opening and closing. Let’s look at afterhours operations and the inherent vulnerabilities of opening and closing the bank.

Afterhours

Afterhours intrusion detection, at baseline, may be very similar to other facilities. Motion detectors, glass break detectors, seismic activity detectors, and door contacts are the primary lines of defense. These devices are connected, wired or wirelessly, to an intrusion detection alarm panel within the bank. The alarm panel is connected to an off-site alarm monitoring center via telephone line (POTS), internet, or cellular connection or combination of connections. When one of the detectors within the building senses an abnormality, a signal is transmitted to the alarm monitoring center. Bank staff and local authorities are notified offsite, while an audible alarm is activated locally.

Banks equipped with modern video surveillance systems have an added, pro-active security advantage: video analytics. Modern video analytics, performed within the camera or on a server, can observe the outside of the bank to identify specific human behaviors that aren’t allowed. For example, cameras on the exterior of the building may be programmed to sense loitering around the building. Detection specificity allows the system to identify specific object size range, and to perform additional tasks, such as a broadcasted audio track that alerts the potential intruder to leave the premise immediately. The remote alarm monitoring center can also receive the related video stream to evaluate images and verify an imminent intrusion attempt. If intrusion risk is identified, law enforcement can be notified and given specific information about the location of the potential intruder, as well as a physical description. This level of alarm specificity provides law enforcement with much more information than a normal alarm point activation without video verification.

Opening and Closing Procedures

Opening and closing the bank is particularly dangerous for staff. An employee could be ambushed and forced to assist an intruder under duress. To limit risk, and provide immediate alerting to the remote alarm monitoring facility, security cameras with video analytics and intrusion detection systems should be used.

Security cameras with video analytics provide important information to staff prior to exiting the building. Staff can observe live streams from the cameras on the outside of the building to verify that no one is present around the facility. Also, video analytics can be used to detect suspicious loitering and trigger an immediate alarm notification.

The intrusion detection system can be programmed with dual authentication. Dual authentication requires two bank employees to enter their personal identification numbers into the keypad before the alarm can be disarmed in the morning or armed at night. The first entry upon opening silences the beeping of the alarm. This could give an intruder the false security that the alarm is off. However, the first code simply silences the local keypad beeping sound. The second PIN disarms the facility. Without the second code in less than a minute or two, a silent duress alarm will be sent to the remote alarm monitoring center and law enforcement will be alerted of an active robbery in progress.

Security Rollout

Once a thorough site survey of the bank and surrounding grounds is complete, and rollout plan outlined, we design your customized security and safety solution. Often, multiple technologies are the ideal fit for your application. Plans like this may be rolled out at once or over a strategic timeline. They’re dependent on a variety of factors, from corporate budget guidelines to operational restrictions.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that can guarantee 100% safety and security. However, partnering with our experienced and technology savvy organization will give you a significant advantage.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plans and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services with the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

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The Best Upstate New York Security Services feature Customized Solutions

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Commercial business owners and managers should be able to focus on their core business without worrying about security. Unless the business has a dedicated security team, security projects may be fast-tracked to get them out of the way or remain on the back burner. What you need is an experienced security solutions provider that will allow you to focus on your business while our team focuses on your needs and a customized security plan.

Customized Plans

Commercial businesses have unique security needs. Occupant census, facility size and type, asset values, environmental conditions, and operational processes are all considered when customizing your security solution. Your unique application and requirements will allow our professional team to develop a custom solution plan to meet your performance expectations.

Tailored Technology

Once our research is complete and the rollout plan outlined, we design the solution. Often, multiple technologies are the ideal fit for your application. Plans like this may be rolled out at once or over a strategic timeline, and they’re dependent on a variety of factors, from corporate budget guidelines to operational restrictions. In many cases, multiple technologies are integrated together to provide the ideal solution. For example, if access control and video surveillance are the best solutions, our team will integrate the systems to streamline operations. Integration provides efficiency during normal operations and minimizes the time required to investigate past incidents by automatically tagging each access control event with a specific video clip.

Open Dialogue

When you engage Securitronics, we become an integral part of your team. Essentially, we become your security planning, system deploying, hardware and software maintenance department. We work with your stakeholders, from administration to IT, at every stage of the solution. We’ll roll out the security components efficiently while minimizing the impact on your business operations.

Solution

A comprehensive vulnerability assessment and site survey uncovers potential threats and opportunities for operational improvement. The resulting security plan will prescribe a unified security and emergency solution that’s customized to your needs. Unified solutions integrate a variety of technologies that provide security for occupants, video surveillance for live monitoring and recording, access control for doors, and clear voice annunciation.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that can guarantee 100% safety. However, our experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage. A Securitronics professional can visit your location to work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plans and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services with the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

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Security for New York State Manufacturing Facilities

Losses from supplies and equipment theft, or the complete shutdown of a manufacturing facility, can bring productivity to an abrupt halt. Losses can be monumental. Building perimeter security is only the beginning of the planning process in building an efficient security system. Modern security solutions also provide actionable business intelligence, asset protection, asset tracking, and worker safety.

Building Perimeter

Security planning starts at the exterior of the building. Authorized personnel need to come in easily and unwanted visitors need to stay out. Intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance systems provide the most common and fundamental circle of protection.

Business Intelligence and Worker Safety with Analytics

Modern security systems not only secure your facility, but also generate a significant amount of data that can be used to improve your operations. For example, video systems can now analyze the image content of the video streams to understand where, and how often, specific events are occurring. These analyses help to streamline safety and optimize productivity. By deploying “virtual lines” in the camera software, the system can determine when employees cross into unsafe areas, providing the opportunity for improved safety, and many more highly useful behavior analysis rules can be applied to the video content.

Asset Protection and Tracking

Access control for doors to sensitive areas allow only authorized personnel to gain access. When it comes to movable assets, you can track of each one, showing where the asset is, or if it’s left an area or building. Expensive or critical assets, such as computers, medical equipment, specialized tools, can be tracked and located quickly by using systems specifically designed to keep your business moving.

Worker Safety

Aside from video analytics notifying teams of unsafe activities in dangerous areas, the creative integration of access control, asset tracking, and various equipment controls provides additional layers of safety and security. As an example, an employee who has not completed a safety orientation class can be prevented from starting a potentially dangerous machine by flagging his access control credential.

Core Focus

Manufacturing companies should be able to focus on their core business without worrying about security. Unless the company has a dedicated security team, security projects may be fast-tracked to get them out of the way or remain on the back burner. What you need is an experienced security solutions provider that will allow you to focus on your business while our team focuses on your needs and a customized security plan.

Security Rollout

Once a thorough site survey is complete and rollout plan outlined, we design your customized security and safety solution. Often, multiple technologies are the ideal fit for your application. Plans like this may be rolled out at once or over a strategic timeline. They’re dependent on a variety of factors, from corporate budget guidelines to operational restrictions.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that can guarantee 100% safety and security. However, partnering with our team of experienced and tech-savvy ‘Solutionists’ will give you a significant advantage.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plans and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services with the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

Contact Securitronics

800.795.3747

 

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Video Surveillance Applications

Modern video surveillance systems provide real-time and archived high-resolution imagery right at your fingertips. Access from a mobile device such as a smartphone is just one of the many benefits of modern security camera systems. Camera systems can now use Artificial Intelligence, or AI, to analyze the information they see and, based on pre-determined rules, notify administrators and security staff of unauthorized behavior throughout the investigative process.

Using the new capabilities of video surveillance can have a significant impact on security, employee and visitor safety, and operational efficiency.

Entrances and Integration with Access Control

The Integration of video surveillance deployed at entrances and exits with other security systems provides video feeds linked to specific events that are important to the security team. The deployment of AI can eliminate hours or days of slow investigation following an incident. Likewise, AI from video streams processes in real-time for alerts or when manual verification is required to allow access. People loitering unnecessarily near doorways can be detected with video analytics, sending an alert to security to investigate.

Retail and Hospitality

Video surveillance not only deters shoplifting and employee theft, but also provides detailed behavioral data for marketing teams. Video analytics can be used to create a dashboard, showing shopper behavior through heat maps overlaid on the store diagram. Additionally, management can use the same analytics to activate alerts when doors are blocked or lines are growing at the checkout area. Hospitality organizations can use video feeds to evaluate how well guests are engaged.

Manufacturing and Logistics

Video camera systems can also play a key role in reducing employee risk and injury in industrial applications. Processes can be observed and recorded for real-time or post-incident review. Video analytics can alert workers with visual or audio indicators when they cross virtual safety boundaries and get near dangerous equipment.

Healthcare

Workers in healthcare settings can use video feeds to monitor hallways and exits. Patients wandering can be found and returned to the safety of their room. Emergency departments are potential sources of volatile situations from patients, families, and friends who are often gathered under stressful situations. Monitoring these areas is an important security and safety measure. Additionally, video analytics can create an alert when too many people are waiting, prompting administrators to evaluate staffing levels.

Multi-tenant

Buildings occupied by multiple entities have unique needs. Staff security and safety is critical. Keep tabs on packages, during or after hours, to prevent unnecessary operational delays.

Solution

A comprehensive vulnerability assessment and site survey uncovers potential threats and opportunities for operational improvement. The resulting security plan will prescribe a unified security and emergency notification solution. Unified solutions integrate a variety of technologies that provide security for occupants, video surveillance for live monitoring and recording, access control for doors, and clear voice annunciation.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that can guarantee 100% safety. However, an experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage. A security Solutionist can visit your location and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plans and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services with the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

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The Ideal Alarm and Emergency Communications System

An effective security and safety solution starts with a clear understanding of organizational and operational risks. A strategic security plan can be developed from a comprehensive site survey. With a clear understanding of facility use, occupancy, and risks, the design of an intrusion detection and emergency communications system can avoid problems and recognize key technological advantages.

Electronic security measures are deployed to secure the perimeter of the building, while emergency communication systems are deployed within the building and parking garages.

These systems detect disturbances under predefined conditions and send alerts to a central monitoring station when the system is armed. After detection, concise emergency messages inform employees and visitors of the emergency and provide instructions per the facility’s emergency operations plan.

Most intrusion detection systems can be used for perimeter security; however, areas within a facility may be highly sensitive and require security beyond simple building perimeter detection systems. For example, there may be areas where money, data, or valuable records are stored. An advanced system can disarm the perimeter of the building while maintaining the armed status of one or more special zones within the facility. To disarm highly critical areas, the system may require a special personal identification code.

When an emergency is activated in the facility, appropriate messaging is simple and immediate. High-performance emergency communications systems provide clear instructions to occupants, given the type and location of the emergency. An active assailant situation on a large campus, for example, may require that the messages sent to each building are different. The building containing the active assailant may need to be evacuated while nearby buildings are put into lockdown. Intelligent solutions never limit an organization to a single emergency communication.

Solution

A comprehensive vulnerability assessment and site survey uncovers potential threats. The resulting security plan will prescribe a unified security and emergency notification solution. Unified solutions integrate a variety of technologies that provide security for occupants, video surveillance for live monitoring and recording, access control for doors, and clear voice annunciation.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that can guarantee 100% safety. However, an experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage. A security professional can visit your location and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plan and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services with the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

Contact Securitronics today:

800.795.3747

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Upstate New York School Security – Securing School Entryways

Schools work to provide a safe environment for students, teachers, and administrators. Bullying, theft, and vandalism continue to be a daily concern. However, the fear of becoming a high-profile target for an active assailant has risen to the top of the list. While schools have a wide range of internal and external security concerns, the primary focus tends to be on the main entrance.

Entrance Types

The lobby and main entrances are what typically come to mind but don’t forget about the emergency exits around the building. While administrators and staff think of those doors as emergency exits, others outside of the building may think of the entry points.

Main Entrance

Securing the front entrance of a school is a top priority. It’s vulnerable to exploitation by visitors. It’s also vulnerable because the main entrance usually has glass panels, and in most cases, multiple doors for students, teachers, and visitors to enter and exit freely at peak times. This area is even more vulnerable when free passage is allowed. When the flow is limited, most schools electronically lock these doors to prevent free-flow into the school.

Physical barriers, or bollards, along the sidewalk separate vehicles from pedestrians and the building.

A safety vestibule is created between two sets of doors where a visitor can present identification before being allowed through the vestibule and into the building. In a vestibule configuration, multiple technologies can limit the risk of unauthorized entry. A voice intercom system allows the visitor to push a button and notify school staff that someone desires to enter. Once a voice communication session is created, video surveillance from a remote office allows staff to observe the visitor and verify identity with a driver’s license or other credentials. Cameras in and around the vestibule provide a way to identify the visitor, as well as the areas surrounding the visitor. The camera, integrated into the intercom system, allows an eye-level close-up image of the visitor to be viewed and recorded. A camera outside of the building entrance and inside the secure side of the vestibule provides a record of the entire movement of the visitor. A camera inside the vestibule can provide situational awareness if an honest and innocent visitor is being used by a criminal to gain entry under duress.

Many schools leave the vestibule open for free access in the morning and afternoon to allow large volumes of students into and out of the school quickly and easily. During this time, the concept of using the vestibule as a safety-net is not always a possibility. Other policies and procedures need to go into play to mitigate the other risks during these times. Security personnel, teachers, administrators, and in some cases, even metal detectors, are necessary solutions.

Secondary Entryways

Secondary entryways need to be secured with access control, panic push bars, and video surveillance cameras. Authorized use of the doors can be controlled with credentials issued to appropriate staff. The door hardware keeps the door shut and prevents manual opening while still allowing free egress in case of an emergency. A key concern security professionals encounter is propped door scenarios. Students will often try to keep a door open when it should be secured. A properly designed and deployed security solution will know that the door is held open and send an alert to staff or to a central alarm monitoring station for investigation.

Solution

A comprehensive vulnerability assessment and site survey will uncover potential threats at schools of all sizes. The resulting security plan will prescribe a unified security and emergency notification solution.

Unified solutions integrate a variety of technologies that provide panic devices for occupants, video surveillance for live monitoring and recording, access control for doors, and voice annunciation to provide clear and calm instructions in case of an emergency.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that will guarantee 100% safety, but an experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage. A security professional can visit your school and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive site survey that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, always ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plan and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services from the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

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School Security Options for Cafeterias

Cafeterias are incredibly vulnerable. While classrooms and other smaller areas have the security of a door, cafeterias are more open and accessible. The open environment of a cafeteria poses a unique set of security challenges.

The most reliable security resource is school staff, or a resource officer, present to monitor and react to any situation. When it comes to electronic security, the cafeteria has limited options. Access control and intrusion detection systems have limited applicability, whereas video surveillance, panic buttons, and voice notification systems can be effective.

Video Surveillance

Live video can be viewed by administrators and security staff to verify that all is normal in the area. Recorded video can be used to investigate an incident. Alerts created by panic buttons or other integrated systems can prompt specific camera streams or snapshots for review.

Panic Buttons

Panic buttons can be placed strategically throughout the cafeteria. When activated, panic buttons cause a series of automated actions. Video cameras are automatically viewed, audio instructions are provided throughout the entire school, administrators and security staff are alerted via text of the specific location of the incident, and local authorities can be notified to respond.

Voice Notification

When a facility-wide emergency occurs, integrated systems can release automated voice messages over speakers throughout the facility, prompting lock-down proceudres,  emergency shelter in place, and trained responses.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that will guarantee 100% safety, but working with an experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage. A security professional can visit your school and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

You can count on Securitronics to perform a comprehensive security risk site visit that will address your most demanding safety and security concerns. We are dedicated problem-solvers, always ready to use new and innovative technologies to develop your plan and secure your property, assets, and personnel. Our goal is to build long-term, lasting partnerships based on absolute trust and personalized services from the most skilled and talented security professionals available.

Contact us today.

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Classroom Security in Upstate New York Schools

A Closer Look at Security in the Classroom

A sense of safety allows students to learn and teachers to teach to their maximum potential. Security should be the last thing on their minds. Sadly, but necessarily, active assailant drills have become as common as fire drills.

When an active assailant incident occurs, students are likely to be throughout the building in hallways, classrooms, offices, the gymnasium, or cafeteria. Regardless of where they are when the event starts, classrooms are relied on as a place to seek shelter and barricade in place when evacuation isn’t possible.

Several topics need to be considered when classrooms are expected to serve as shelters:

How are occupants notified of an unfolding emergency?

Is your intercom system capable of automation?

Are volume levels adjusted based on ambient noise?

What instructions will be given?

Where is the incident occurring? Evacuate or shelter?

How have your students and teachers been trained to react to an active incident?

There are many training and education programs available.

A unified emergency detection and alerting system should accommodate the plans created in training.

Can the classroom be secured?

Are there physical or electronic measures in place to secure a door and prevent ingress?

Physical devices may need to be reviewed and approved by local authorities.

Electronic door hardware can be incorporated into an automated lock-down system.

What is the age of the students? What about students or teachers with disabilities?

Student ages and physical capabilities must be considered.

Can all students and employees adequately hear voice commands?

Are there visual cues indicating the unfolding emergency?

Is there furniture in the classroom to block the door(s)?

Often, furniture is moved to block doors and views through windows in doors. Can the occupants physically move desks or cabinets?

Solutions

Regardless of the location, it may not be possible to rely on a person under duress to activate a panic button or notify authorities. In these cases, a fully automated system is required.

During a safety alert, classrooms near the initial alarm location can be locked down automatically, allowing open egress if it’s safe to exit, but preventing ingress. Classrooms further from the initial alert are advised to evaluate or perform other emergency measures based on institutional guidelines and training programs.

Consider a tiered automated response system that intelligently manages interior movement and accessibility. Integration to a mass notification system should provide directed instructions to school occupants and responding authorities.

Door control hardware operates under normal conditions to allow entry into specific areas of the school by authorized students and teachers. This system maintains a standard level of security during normal classroom hours. During an emergency, access control door hardware can prevent the assailant from moving around the school.

An audio analytics system can immediately detect a shooting event within the building. Upon detection, a digital signal is automatically sent to access control and other integrated systems. Video surveillance cameras provide multiple views of the school, allowing responding authorities to minimize the time required to engage the threat.

Emergency mass notification and crisis communication system are triggered automatically through system integration. They deliver life-saving audio notifications quickly and clearly to all students and building occupants via desktop computers, public address speakers, digital message boards, mobile devices, and the building fire alarm system.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that will guarantee 100% safety, but an experienced security organization will give you a significant advantage.

A security professional can visit your school and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

In the event of an active assailant situation, the unified systems will react immediately, notifying students and staff that an emergency is unfolding. Emergency responders will be alerted immediately, saving valuable time. Staff, students, and visitors will be clearly informed and can react according to their preparation and training. Assailant movement within the building will be limited, allowing people in other parts of the building to escape through open doors. As responders arrive, they can quickly locate the assailant using real-time video surveillance.

Securitronics is uniquely positioned to support security solutions of all sizes. From schools to banking and manufacturing, our team has the experience to ensure a successful deployment. Securitronics is solution-driven, and known for selecting the right technology and integrated security systems design for every vertical market. Solutions include video surveillance, access control, intercom, communications, and intrusion detection systems.

Contact our team today to get started on your Upstate New York school security project: 800-795-3747

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Upstate New York School Security: Areas of Concern

Schools have become a criminal target for high profile mass casualty incidents. They’re also vulnerable to physical assaults, property damage, and theft. While schools have a wide range of internal and external security concerns, four key locations are critical, regardless of the threat, size or type of school, or age of the students.

1 – The Main Entrance

The main entrance usually has glass panels, and in most cases, multiple doors for students, teachers, and visitors to enter and exit freely at peak times. This area is extremely vulnerable when free passage is allowed. When the flow is limited, most schools electronically lock these doors to prevent free-flow into the school.

A vestibule creates an area between two sets of doors where a visitor can escape the weather to present identification. With a vestibule, multiple technologies can limit the risk of unauthorized entry. A voice intercom system allows the visitor to push a button and notify school staff that someone desires to enter. Once a voice communication session is created, video surveillance from a remote office allows staff to observe the visitor and verify identity with a driver’s license or other credential.

2 – The Hallway

While hallways are packed with students between classes, they’re largely empty during class. Large congregation areas should be monitored by video surveillance and have panic alarm devices conveniently located. With a panic alarm device, a student or staff member can initiate a series of automated technology reactions. A calm, pre-recorded message provides initial instructions to occupants so that students and staff in other parts of the building and campus can determine if they need to evacuate or shelter in place. School security and administrators receive immediate text alerts notifying them of the exact location of the initial alarm. Responding authorities will begin to gather critical intelligence via text message or central monitoring station notifications.

3 – The Classroom

During a safety alert, classrooms near the initial alarm location can be locked down automatically, allowing open egress if it’s safe to exit, but preventing ingress. Classrooms further from the initial alert are advised to evaluate or perform other emergency measures based on institutional guidelines and training programs.

4 – The Cafeteria

The cafeteria can be the site of a large initial threat. Students and staff must be able to initiate a series of automated alerts and notifications. Video surveillance in this type of area is different than a hallway. Hallways can be viewed by a single camera in a single direction for a long distance. Cafeterias, however, may be better served by panoramic cameras that have a 360-degree view.

Automation

Regardless of the location, it may not be possible to rely on a person in duress to activate a panic button. In these cases, a fully automated system is required.

Consider a tiered automated response system that consists of the most reliable gunshot detection system, standardized door locking hardware that intelligently manages interior movement and accessibility, and integration to a mass notification system that provides directed instructions to school occupants and responding authorities.

Door control can be achieved with an integrated access control platform. The system operates under normal conditions to allow entry into specific areas of the school by authorized students and teachers. This system maintains a standard level of security during normal classroom hours.

A targeted monitoring system such as the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System, by Shooter Detection Systems, immediately detects a shooting event within the building. Upon detection, a digital signal is automatically sent to access control and other integrated systems.

Employing an emergency mass notification and crisis communication system to trigger automatically through system integration can deliver potentially life-saving audio notifications quickly and clearly to all students and building occupants via desktop computers, public address speakers, digital message boards, mobile devices, and the building fire alarm system.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution that will render all schools 100% safe. However, engaging an experienced security organization can be a great advantage. A security professional can visit your school and work with administrators and security staff to devise a tailored, comprehensive solution.

In the event of an active assailant situation, the unified systems will react immediately, notifying students and staff that an emergency is unfolding. Emergency responders will be alerted immediately, saving valuable time. Staff, students, and visitors will be clearly informed and can react according to their preparation and training. Assailant movement within the building will be limited, allowing people in other parts of the building to escape through open doors. As responders arrive, they can quickly locate the assailant and stop the situation.

Securitronics is uniquely positioned to support security solutions of all sizes. From schools to banking and manufacturing, our team has the experience to ensure a successful deployment. Securitronics is solution-driven, and known for selecting the right technology and integrated security systems design for every vertical market. Solutions include video surveillance, access control, intercom, communications, and intrusion detection systems.

Contact our team today to get started on your Upstate New York school security project: 800-795-3747

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Deploying a New Security System Part 3: Deployment

Part 3 of our series looks at the deployment phase of a new security system purchase. During demonstrations and proposal meetings, the technical ability of an integrator’s sales and engineering team are often uncovered. Additionally, organizations will consider evaluating the installation capabilities of the integrator. References should be requested for similar systems and designs.

Here are a few key considerations:

• Are references from similar vertical market applications or are they from unrelated markets?
• Are previous projects of a similar size and scope?
• Were previous projects completed according to the initial timeline?
• If delays were encountered, were they the result of integrator shortcomings or third party, unavoidable circumstances?
• Was the integrator able to overcome unforeseen challenges in a professional and technically competent manner?
• Is the integrator trained by the manufacturer to perform the installation of this specific system?
• Are the onsite installers manufacturer trained? Does the integration company possess the certification?
• Is the integrator financially sound and able to procure, stage, and install the system?
• Does the installation team have the required safety and OSHA certifications?

Inquire about a regularly scheduled maintenance program that will keep the system updated and functioning properly. Software and firmware updates will need to be performed on a scheduled basis. If this is an integrated system, maintenance will need to be coordinated across multiple manufacturers to ensure the system continues to perform as expected after updates are completed. Also, remember that the system will go through physical wear and tear. Physical inspections and cleanings will need to be performed regularly.

Comprehensive Consideration

The three primary phases of a security system deployment are an outline to ensure a successful security solution is in place and meets the operational requirements of the entire organization.

Securitronics is uniquely positioned to support security solutions of all sizes. From banking to manufacturing, our team has the experience to ensure a successful deployment. Securitronics is solution-driven, and known for selecting the right technology and integrated security systems design for every vertical market. Solutions include video surveillance, access control, intercom, communications, and intrusion detection systems.

Contact our team today to get started on your security project: 800-795-3747

Review Deploying a New Security System 3-Part Series:
Part 1: Expectations and Consultation
Part 2: Demonstration
Part 3: Deployment