Q&A | April 7, 2014

Peer-To-Peer: Pitfalls Of Access Control & Video Surveillance Integration

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By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor, Business Solutions magazine
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Physical Security

In the BSM article “Security In The Cloud,” Rueben Orr, co-owner, VP, and FSO of Security Install Solutions (SIS) explains the benefits of cloud access control systems. Citing the case of an installation in Denver, CO, Orr says the cloud-based solution provides a central view of all facilities, and the user no longer has to back up software or support servers. Also, administrators can log into the system remotely to resolve access control issues such as problems with ID cards.

In addition to offering information on the case study, Orr answered questions about integrating access control with video surveillance. “There has been a push the last few years for convergence, but I think we're seeing a trend away from that now,” says Orr. “We're heading back to compartmentalization — so if you lose one piece it doesn't take down the whole security system.”

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