Video surveillance systems are important tools for security teams, but a purely visual account of an incident only includes half of the story. Audio is a critical addition to an organization’s security surveillance posture.
Eric Biernat, Corporate Security Manager West Bend Mutual Insurance, has always employed intercom solutions as part of his security strategy, including video surveillance, access control solutions and more. Last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic reached U.S. borders, he decided to replace his intercom solution with intelligent communication systems.
IP intercom solutions have emerged as a “must have” security solution for new and established facilities to protect people, assets, and property. A key component of an IP intercom solution, however, is its ability to provide intelligible communications to allow your security team to see beyond video and to protect employees and visitors from seen and unseen threats. What are 12 questions that you should ask before selecting an IP intercom solution?
Security directors across all sectors have been focused on evaluating existing infrastructures and adapting to new health and safety guidelines. COVID-19 worked as a catalyst for increasing customer demand and interest in visitor and tenant monitoring and management. Beyond simply gaining access to a facility, common areas - such as gyms, office kitchens or conference rooms and laundry spaces - will be considered high-risk for occupancy management, presenting new challenges in promoting social distancing.