What are popular security systems in the Philippines?
- Video surveillance systems
- Access control systems
- Alarm systems
Over the years, security systems in the Philippines have slowly entered the limelight. Big businesses and establishments are relying less on traditional security protocol and are now implementing security systems of all shapes and sizes. There’s more to protect now than just physical entities. Data, particularly classified information has become very significant nowadays, and certain security systems have been introduced solely to protect them as well.
The best security solution for all of your safety needs is to install an integrated security system—a group of individual security systems that are connected together for better efficiency, easier operation, and more accurate data. These integrated systems can be as focused or as broad as you want. The fewer the systems, the more focused it is.
With that being said, a person planning on implementing an integrated security system onto their establishment should at least be knowledgeable about the functions of some of the security systems included in the package. Security systems are a great asset to have in a building, even better when you understand just how much they can provide. Find out just how useful the most popular security systems are by reading this article!
Video Surveillance Systems
A staple in almost any establishment these days, video surveillance. Video surveillance makes use of video cameras installed in strategic locations so as to monitor key areas within and outside of a building. Some video cameras take pictures from time to time, while others provide real-time video recording that is projected into another screen, usually in a security control room. Surveillance cameras can support varying video quality, usually depending on the cost of the system you choose.
Video surveillance is probably the most widely used security system as it brought about one essential functionality for work—monitoring from a secure location. Video surveillance enables monitoring of everything—operations, security, efficiency, and transportation within areas. And over the years of it being utilized, its uses only broadened.
High definition video cameras enabled more accurate intruder identification. Strategically placed cameras make it easier to prevent and faster to respond to certain situations!
These days, video surveillance systems can be operated right from your smartphones! With a lot of operations and software going the more convenient route, manufacturers are making it their mission to make operating video surveillance to mobile! Though having a dedicated place for security management is recommended for all businesses, having a mobile alternative is not something to be ignored!
Access Control Systems
Locks and keys will not lose their charm in the near future. Not until access control systems dominate this line of security protocol. As the world is transitioning to becoming more and more digital each day, physical keys and locks are becoming less important and digital alternatives are slowly rising. In actuality, there’s always a chance for you to lose a physical key or worse, get it stolen—and when that happens, your lock becomes virtually useless, sometimes an annoyance even. By switching to access control systems that rely on keycards, or even better, biometrics, this vulnerability in the system is negated.
Access control systems are incredibly useful for security because remove a ton of potential security breaches just by existing there and not relying on any physical key. Keycards may still be prone to get lost, but with biometric technology and an overseer of the access control system, keycards might just as well lose their relevance.
The core function of access control systems is to regulate access across an establishment, with certain places only accessible by people with the authority to do so. The best thing about access control systems is that it doesn’t stop at doors and physical access, they can also be applied to computers, particularly software that deals with classified documents!
Another one of the essential security systems in buildings nowadays are alarm systems. There may be a plethora of different alarm systems but in essence, they all rely on a single process. A sensor is programmed to activate on a particular stimulus; when it senses that stimuli, the alarm will activate. The activation of the alarm depends on what it’s for.
Fire alarms are programmed to react to smoke and extreme changes in temperature. intrusion alarms activate on doors or windows being forcefully opened or broken, and security alarms activate when something out of the ordinary happens in an area where anomalies aren’t supposed to happen.
These alarms are the last resort for when all of the other security systems fail. Alarm systems are usually supplements to already existing security systems. But on their own, alarm systems can still provide a high level of security to a building.
Alarm systems are installed near storage areas and sometimes even in particular equipment so that when anyone who doesn’t have the authority to handle the equipment uses it, it will consider it as illegal and will automatically trigger the alarm!
Security systems in the Philippines come in a lot of different forms. The most popular among them are these three because they can be found in almost every commercial building that you enter. Each one of them is installed because they provide a specific layer of security to a building but when they’re used together, they bring about an even stronger security barrier against many outdoor intrusions!