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Top Ways to Secure Your Building

Last updated 2 years ago

Gaps in coverage and outdated security equipment can put your tenants and their belongings at risk. Keep your building safe with these key elements of an effective security system:

1.   Building Access Control: Designated access cards or key fobs can serve as the first line of defense against building intruders. Tenants can use their cards or key fobs to activate an on-site reader and open doors, while time-specific cards can be given to authorized visitors who are allowed access only during specific times of the day and days of the week. These cards will allow these individuals to enter the building only during the hours they are authorized to be there, while barring entry afterhours. The same card readers can be installed on elevators to ensure privacy and security between floors. Card access privileges can be edited via a local computer or a dedicated remote management staff.

2.   Video Monitoring: High-tech digital cameras connected to a remote monitoring facility are quickly replacing the watchful eye of a traditional doorman. Unobtrusive cameras serve as deterrents without marring the visual appeal of your building.  Images captured on these cameras and recorded on the integrated Digital Video Recorder can be used by police to identify intruders. The Virtual Doorman system offers 24-hour support from dedicated staff members, who keep a close eye on your building with a real-time stream of the system’s cameras.

3.   Visitor Management: An intercom system allows guests to communicate with tenants via a panel installed at the building entrance.  Access into the building is granted for authorized guests after the tenant hits a button to “buzz in” his or her guest. The Virtual Doorman system takes this process one step further.  Not only do the Operators have the ability to remotely buzz in authorized visitor if the tenant is not there to handle this themselves, but the Operators also keeps an eye out for intruders attempting to tailgate (i.e. follow another person into the building before the door closes). The two-way intercom can be used to alert intruders that their presence is not authorized, their activities are being recorded, and police are en route.

Cutting-edge technology from Virtual Doorman improves safety while cutting operating expenses. Call (917) 720-5416 for more information.

 

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