Controlling entry to your premises, or to restricted areas within your building is a proven way to reduce the likelihood of criminal activity and increase security. However, in order to further improve security, you may be wondering whether door access control systems can be integrated with other forms of security.
Integration with intruder alarms
Being able to integrate your access control with intruder alarms means that should anyone force entry into the premises or area, then an alarm shall be triggered alerting building management and even the police should you have a police linked system installed.
Displaying information regarding the linked alarm also means that unauthorised people are far less likely to attempt to enter the areas.
Integration with fire alarms
It is important to allow for safe evacuation of your premises in event of a fire, meaning that you should have measures in place that allow for access control systems to be overridden during emergency procedures.
Integrating your access control with a fire alarm system will allow for the access control to be overridden when the fire alarm is triggered allowing for doors to open with ease, or even automatically, so every occupant has a clear evacuation route.
Integration with CCTV
If your access control system is installed to help control the flow of traffic rather than prevent unauthorised personnel from entering the area, then having your system integrated with CCTV could be very beneficial. Being able to see who is trying to enter the area will allow those in charge of the entrance to grant and deny access with ease.