Video surveillance is one of the best ways to guarantee safe access and better security. However, on-site surveillance can often be unwieldy and involve immense amounts of processing power.
The way we work and interact with physical locations is changing. Laptops and tablets are common. Mobile devices and wearables equally so. These connected “things” make life more convenient and often more manageable.
If you watch basketball for any amount of time—and how can you not with the ongoing coverage of March Madness?—you’ll notice that the players pivot when they encounter a pick or a guard playing man-to-man. The players don’t retreat to the backcourt. They don’t start again. They pivot and look for an open pass or shot.
SMBs invest in security solutions, both digital and physical, in order to protect their workplaces, employees, and customers. What are the benefits outside security? There has to be more to the investment.
There is. With physical security—at Brivo, cloud-based access control—you gain not one but three benefits.
Why do you invest in a physical security system? Your answer will vary little regardless of the location. You purchase a system because it promises to protect your home or workplace and the things and people found within either one.
When next considering a physical security system, evaluate if it provides the following four things:
Pictured here: Brivo presenting Strauss Security Solutions with our Top Dealer Award for the North Central region last year.
“Brivo Systems sells itself,” says Karen Goldsworth, sales manager at Strauss Security Solutions. “Its ease of use and low price point make purchasing the solution an easy choice for our clients.”
The company has worked with Brivo since 2011. The two met at an ISC convention, and the rest truly has been history. Strauss was looking for a web-hosted solution to meet some of their schools’ needs. Many of them used Apple products, which made finding a compatible access control and security solution a challenge.
“Situational awareness” is the tingly feeling you get when something isn’t quite right. The parking lot’s lights shut off without warning. A car alarm blares. Nothing might be wrong, but your vision and hearing go on higher alert. You pay more attention to your surroundings. You want to stay safe and protect yourself and your belongings.
Buildings can also have situational awareness, which can prevent losses and increase revenue. It goes on alert, keeping itself, you, and other people and assets safe and secure.
How can you make your physical environment more aware? By implementing intelligent surveillance and exception-based access.
2014 was a good year for the access control industry. While the numbers didn’t break the projected ten percent, growth came in at a solid 7.6 percent. This year should see a slight increase over the last one; IHS expects an 8.8 percent growth overall.
Some markets may see numbers higher than that. IHS says growth could be more pronounced in education, healthcare, residential, and small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Lee Odess, Brivo System’s Vice President of Marketing, predicts market growth in the SMB market because of declining costs, increased awareness, and growing demand.
We love SXSW, but let’s face facts: the badges on lanyards have got to go. They’re a hassle. A hindrance. Not only that, they aren’t the most secure form of identity. No one looks at the badges all that closely when you go to a session or the tradeshow.
In any case, SXSW is supposed to be the height of interactive and tech. Do paper badges and lanyards really show the event to its best? It’s time to change the SXSW experience for the better with improved identity and access management (IAM).
Let’s pretend SXSW has invested in Brivo OnAir.