In building security, there is a movement toward smart, secure and frictionless buildings, says Kastle Systems EVP Brian Eckert. He tells us that leading commercial real estate owners are motivated to continually improve upon building security and to extend the systems in a way that offers a value-added amenity to customers (in this case, tenants). Here are a few ways it’s happening:
EXTENDING SECURITY SYSTEMS VISUALLY (AKA VIDEO SURVEILLANCE)
Video is the fastestgrowing segment of security today, with commercial businesses being its largest acquirers.Formerly complex systems for video recording are now uber-simple and ultra-awesome, like HD quality surveillance, Google-like video search, and access from anywhere, anytime, even your iPad. Video enhances understanding not only for better security but also for operational management.
CONNECTING BUILDINGS THROUGH INTEGRATION OF SYSTEMS
Your one credential gets you into your parking garage, calls your elevator, grants you access to your suite, opens your file room based on your authority, and is even connected to your logical security. Buildings that connect like this increase security while making the lives of people working there easier and the building space more responsive.
SECURITY GOING MOBILE (AKA MOBILITY AT LARGE)
Since phones are increasingly being used as personal computers, people expect—in all industries—the ability to perform critical functions or access key information on the go. Mobile adds to better security, productivity and awareness. Realworld examples: a customer locks down his building from across town when alerted to a protest outside his property. From home, while sitting on her couch, a tenant uses her phone to unlock a door—after verifying with video on her tablet—to allow a visiting executive to enter her building.