46% of security breaches occur in businesses with fewer than 1000 employees. Security threats impact businesses of all sizes, and whether you’re a small, medium, or large-scale business, you need to think of security as a top priority.
So, what are the best security technologies to secure your business and assets?
Keep reading as we discuss the top security technologies businesses of any size should consider.
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Modern Access Control Systems
Standard key and lock systems need to be improved to secure your business and commercial property from intrusion. To protect your business from intruders, you must consider adopting modern access control systems using keycards, fobs, or mobile credentials.
One of the latest developments in modern access control is cloud-based and mobile-first access control. If you’re looking to create a futureproof security strategy, you should consider using a cloud-based and mobile-first access control solution, which will provide you with the following benefits:
- Convenient employee entry – your employees can download access credentials onto their mobile devices. They can enter the building contactless. Using cloud-based entry technologies, such as access control keypads, also allow employees to use keyless access methods in conjunction with physical credentials to gain entry to a door. This will allow traffic to run smoothly into your building.
- Remote management – with a modern access control system, your security staff can remotely operate door locks and view access control logs using their mobile device. This way, they can stay in touch with security operations on-site or off-site.
- No keycard or fob replacement costs – over time, replacing keycards and fobs for your access control system can raise a hefty cost. You can create and withdraw access credentials without replacement fees with mobile access credentials.
AI Video Analytics
A traditional video surveillance system is not beneficial in preventing crimes and security breaches. Instead, it documents incidents for evidence that may aid an investigation or insurance claim.
However, you can apply video analytics to your camera system by opting for a cloud-based security camera system with integration potential. Video analytics works to detect anomalous data in your video feed logs, providing your security team with alerts based on potential security threats and triggers. This way, your security team can observe and contain security threats without consistently watching video monitors – which would consume their valuable time.
Since you will store your security camera data on the cloud, it’s essential to prioritize FIPS compliance. A FIPS-compliant camera system has encrypted data that will not be accessible to a third party accessing the data without proper authentication. Cybersecurity becomes a priority when implementing cloud-based technologies.
Remote Security System Management
One of the biggest threats to your security is the potential for an ex-employee or contractor to use their access credentials to reenter your building and cause a security breach. To prevent this from occurring, you need to ensure that your security administration procedures are precise.
With a cloud-based security system, your security administrators can remotely grant and withdraw access permissions or alter them, ensuring that role-based clearances are consistently maintained. They can even automate these updates by integrating security management with HR management.
When an employee or contractor’s employment status is altered, this automatically updates their access permissions. This way, security management is always up-to-date with employee status.
Modern Visitor Management Systems
Modern visitor management systems help your business in two primary ways:
- Visitor management systems provide accurate records of who has accessed your building and at what time. This information could be crucial in your security response and emergency evacuation procedures.
- Visitor management systems automate the visitor management process, eliminating the need for manual intervention and ensuring that you don’t need to hire unnecessary reception staff to manage your building visitors.
Visitor management software can integrate with your access control system, providing visitors with a digital form to fill out when they need to enter the building. Once registered using the digital format, they can enter the building using temporary access credentials. When they leave, the system will log their time of exit, and they will not be able to reenter without performing the registration process again.
By automating this process, you can ensure more reliable visitor management data and streamline your reception staff to cut costs for your business.
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Improving your security strategy is an ongoing process. Security threats are constantly evolving, and you need to reinforce your security to combat these newly developed threats. Investing in these security technologies ensures that your business is equipped to handle the modern threat climate. Cloud-based technologies provide more efficiency for security professionals while improving convenience for the daily building user.