Simple Automation: How to Save Big


Integrated solutions save energy and boost business processes

Physical security today extends beyond the realm of intrusion detection, access control, surveillance and traditional hardware components. Today, it’s possible to leverage simple techniques to help automate the business while adding operational improvements, greater efficiencies and cost savings.

In supply chain and manufacturing logistics, the security and integrity of goods and products must meet the company’s overall goals for quality while ensuring timely delivery. Any deviation can be costly. There are also compliance and regulation mandates that must be met. Here are ways to easily automate the business for a healthier bottom line, including:

Energy management and critical temperature monitoring can regulate and regularly assess temperatures in freezers or coolers and even automate processes—providing regularly generated reports and logs to email or smartphones that indicate and validate compliance—or alert when temperatures fall or rise beyond preset norms. Humidity sensors can protect artifacts or precious commodities in museums or other high-value areas where a loss could be insurmountable.

Sensors and detectors can also be deployed to save energy and dial down HVAC or turn lights on or off based on occupancy, saving businesses hundreds or more annually on utility costs when employees are not in the area, or during off-hours, such as weekends or holidays.

Video surveillance with analytics can track products and supplies as they enter and leave the facility during order fulfillment—yielding actionable business intelligence. High-resolution cameras can also address compliance with rules and regulations, especially critical in hospitality, food service or pharmaceutical production. High-resolution video also yields positive identification throughout a wide expanse of an area to identify any problems or exceptions, real-time, which may be occurring on the manufacturing or distribution floor and possibly preventing a loss.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can be deployed for fleet management, also to ensure timely handling and delivery of products.

Technology can optimize solutions and help companies attain a stronger return on investment and greater profitability. APL Access & Security works with you to design build just the right specification for security, energy management and business cost savings. Contact us today at (866)873-2288 to find out more.

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