CCTV Systems with Access Controls

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Oct 25
2009

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Security technology has played a proven part in urban regeneration and there is little doubt that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) has proved its value over the years in improving community safety and in the early identification and detection of crime, emergency situations and other disruptive incidents.

CCTV is now considered crucial in both crime prevention and detection. The applications of CCTV systems are increasingly incorporated in home security and commercial security systems, staff surveillance, anti-theft surveillance and access control surveillance. This approach provides the ultimate deterrent that is both visible and effective.

World events have changed, creating a need for more sophisticated surveillance systems and an increase in public demand for safer environments. In the past decade the use of CCTV has grown to unprecedented levels and developments in technology have greatly increased its popularity. As technology has evolved, CCTV is now used not only for security, but also as a management tool assisting health and safety, productivity and personnel management.

This has lead to the advance of network video or IP surveillance. Digitally recorded images provide far greater quality and effectiveness. Specific footage can be recalled at the touch of a button and systems can be integrated with local and wide area networks so images can be viewed from one or more personal computers.

CCTV is a truly powerful and intelligent visual management tool, automatically alerting the CCTV operator to events as they unfold so they can take immediate action to prevent an incident from escalating. Intelligent video analysis software can even be used for facial recognition, automatic number plate recognition, intruder detection, slip and fall detection, people and vehicle counting, suspicious behaviour analysis and tracking, graffiti detection, theft detection and abandoned object detection.

As with all technologies, CCTV can be as simple or as complex as the situation demands. 2020 Vision offers a range of CCTV systems from basic observation systems to complex security camera systems for home and business security. We have installed CCTV in an extensive range of environments including universities,hospitals, casinos, sports stadia and Government offices.

Access control

Access Control is a prime example of where system integration can provide tremendous benefits. Not only can it reduce the threat of physical damage to property or theft, it can also provide management teams with invaluable data on the movement of personnel.

The need to impose effective restrictions on the access of visitors, suppliers or indeed personnel to buildings (or to valuable data) can be combined with both Human Resources and the management of Health and Safety.

Access Control systems are the most efficient method of monitoring activities and limiting/permitting movement across your premises and they can be as simple or as complex as needed.

Put simply, access control is about ‘who, when and where’:

Who is allowed to be somewhere?
When are they allowed to be there?
Where are they allowed to be?

Applications for access control:

  • door control
  • gate/barrier control
  • time and attendance
  • asset tagging
  • personnel location/reduction in timesheet procedures
  • fire roll call

We utilise a variety of methods including audio visual telephone entry systems, swipe card, proximity and hands free access, door monitoring, motorised gates, barriers and bollards, biometrics such as finger print, retinal scan, facial – and have installed all levels of access control in an extensive range of sites including universities, hospitals, casinos, sports stadia and government offices amongst others.

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