Great news for your business or facility: wireless is the perfect way to add another layer of detection to your existing security system or, add a standalone solution for new or remote areas or locations. Wireless helps you put protection anywhere, or where you want a little extra coverage, such as a stockroom door or loading dock.

Wireless can piggyback off and fortify traditional hardwired security technologies and infrastructures. It’s simple to install, cost-effective and radio frequency (RF) refinements provide solid performance with fewer false alarms. New and ongoing development in technology, standards, reliability, signal strength and penetration are also hastening development—and the benefactor is the user and the protected premises.

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When it comes to integrated systems solutions, intrusion detectors and sensors are smart and necessary devices. They provide the basis for alerting breaches at the protected premises and can also be used in other security activities, including triggering camera recordings or in conjunction with access control, doors, and closers. With more robust microprocessor power and enhanced overall performance, they continue to develop into integral devices that initiate and integrate a range of processes and are applicable to a variety of vertical markets and businesses.

The category of intrusion detection is transforming dramatically and this trend will continue with the move to the Internet of Things (loT) and growing reliance on sensors as gateways to connectivity in building automation processes. With greater reliability, ‘catch’ or triggering performance, fortified signal strength and ever-improving aesthetics, sensors and detectors are important components in commercial, industrial and even critical infrastructure and government specifications.

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For any size business, protecting their assets with layered security that includes some form of verification is a primary concern because merely detecting an issue is not enough. Photo beams and motion detectors trigger an alarm condition when crossed, but do not provide a way to know if that alarm is a genuine one. Video surveillance alone can provide evidence of a crime, but without someone watching the video alarm trigger, there is no way to respond to the trigger in the immediacy. While advanced video analytics is very helpful in identifying true alarms many systems are far too costly for the average business and affordable systems with analytics either require too much daily input from the end-user to be effective or are simply poorly designed and unreliable. This is where Videofied provides an incalculable advantage.

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In just a few short months, school will be over and summer vacation will be in full swing! For APL Access & Security no matter what time of year it is we stay focused on providing the best consultative and technology solutions for the K-12 education markets, watching for new developments and potential systems that may assist in bolstering safety and security.

As specialists in integrated systems and school security, APL Access & Security always takes a consultative approach first—and only suggests technology that can solve the challenges or issues in a cost-effective manner that do not impede the education process or movement of students and faculty within the structure. We implement a layered and tiered approach to securing and hardening school buildings and campuses—relying on an initial assessment of potential risk, current security measures, possible past breaches and any incidents or history that may be part of the overall discussion leading up to the proposal for the installed solution.

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What is your vision of security? How do you want your facility and employees protected, and what’s most important to you?

Your vision of security is individual and depends on what you are trying to achieve as far as safety and security. Finding the right solution starts with a close look at any risks, challenges, and issues and should involve all security, IT and other stakeholders at your company or operations. Once you’ve determined your specific needs with a risk assessment—whether perimeter detection, door control or surveillance of sensitive areas or warehouse operation, it’s time to tailor the solution to meet those requirements. That’s where a professional systems integration company like APL Access & Security steps in as your trusted consultant, advisor and business partner.

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