How technology has changed the way we view security
Long gone are the days of traditional security procedures. The advent of high-speed Internet, HD video and automation have helped the modern world of security reach a whole new level. Technology now allows for buildings and neighborhoods to be safer than ever, all at a lower cost.
The term “neighborhood watch” is a household term, but that protocol is time intensive for those involved and is now a term of the past. Technology allows for security processes to be automated such as vehicle verification, access points and other automated processes. Automation will also keep costs low as less human and monetary capital are needed to keep your location secure.
Another way technology aids with security is it allows the ability to track team members in multiple ways. Let’s say you manage a large community and you have multiple security officers on patrol. You have the ability to locate each patrol vehicle via GPS (Global Positioning System), letting you know exactly where they are, which allows the dispatch of an officer faster than ever. A faster response time also allows for a fast resolution to any breach or other security concern that may be occurring.
Applying this technology can be done from anywhere. Mobile applications allow for the management of security on the go and will make your team more productive. If there is an issue late at night, you can have access to the software while lying in bed from your smart phone. The more accessible the technology, the more efficient it is. Security issues don’t happen on a schedule and it’s important you are equipped with the right tools to handle any situation.
Technology is also an easy way to control entry points. Gate access is one way to keep unwanted personnel from entering the building or neighborhood and a manned security gate isn’t even always necessary as you can automate this as well. You can also create a log of visitor’s activity to investigate any issues that may arise. Efficiency is also a product of technology. Your security operation will expedite dramatically because of the systems and processes you can initiate. The modern world of security involves automation, reporting, scheduling, GPS and many custom applications that can fit the needs of any use case.
Investing in modern security procedures now will prevent unwanted and preventable situations in the future. If there is an incident, you are fully equipped to handle it appropriately, accurately and efficiently. If you’d like more information about technology in the modern world of security, contact an ORNA associate today at 305.945.5022 or click here to learn more.