Academic publisher McGraw Hill has distribution centers around the world, all stacked to the rafters with pricey textbooks. Director of Global Security and Crisis Management Drew Brennan would rather not get his security personnel out of bed every time there is suspicious activity on site. Instead, he relies on his video management system’s remote access feature.
“When there is an incident that you are not local to, or when something happens after hours, you can just dial into the camera,” he says. “If you don’t see any activity then it could be a faulty sensor, or it could just be the wind. You can make a fact-based decision that a response is not necessary. I’ve probably done that a hundred times.”