In the recent past, the facility access controls standard has changed. In addition to allowing people to enter and leave a facility, today’s facility access control systems have video support and control asset movements. They also integrate financial and vending systems. They are more complex than those that were in use several years back. This complexity means you must take extra care when choosing an access control system. Here are seven things to keep in mind when choosing a facility access control system.
Available video surveillance tools
Avoid access control systems that do not allow you to keep tabs on where your employees go, what they do and when they do it. Go for an access control system whose video surveillance tools allow you to monitor your employees and your business assets in real time.
Monitoring via the internet
Monitoring your facility should not be limited by your geographical location. A good system should allow for remote monitoring of your facility. The system should make it possible for you to monitor your business premises from anywhere as long as you have access to an internet connection.
Card control management
A good facility access control system should allow for seamless card control management. All administrators in the system should have complete control of employee access, key cards and more.
Limit access to certain individuals
An excellent access system will allow you to limit the persons who can access certain areas of your facility. The system administrators should be able to predetermine the areas of your facility that certain employees can access and other areas that they can’t.
24/7 monitoring allows you to keep up with every happening at your business facilities regardless of the time of day or week. Tracking your assets and your employees every day of the week makes it easy for you to identify fault lines as soon as they emerge and device ways of dealing with them.
Iris identity scanning and fingerprint scanning are common biometric scan options for installation at many business premises. Biometric scans are especially necessary in those areas in a facility where only a few people should have access to.
Door scheduling management
A good facility access control system gives you the option of predetermining the times of the day when doors at your facility should stay closed and the times they should be unlocked.
Holiday schedule management
Some access control systems allow schedule management for the holidays. This means you can schedule the times of the year – like during the holidays – when doors at your premises should stay closed. You can also choose the business hours that the doors should stay unlocked.
In the Cloud-modeled business age that we are living in, the news that one business is currently offering services like the many applications and Backup as a service among the lot that companies are vehemently looking for is a great boost for any IT management service provider.
A lot of companies in the US and all across Canada who are using the tools and services created and best system management software delivered by TraceTM are in good line to get some free services as we complete the first quarter of 2016.
A lot of IT managed service providers have been placed in good light to getting more streams of income as some of their offerings to clients will be given them on virtually free terms.
Looking at what has been created and deployed in favor of MSPs buying the services on wholesale, the unmissable advantage that will be the focal point in delivering the services to the second line of clients.
The Falconstor solutions have been integrated onto a single platform that allows analytical watching on the complete suite of products from a central ‘window’ is you may.
A lot of the technical companies offering the services we will divulge later, have been consistently challenged by having to switch across platforms and interfaces in order to deliver the services they are contracted to.
Among the services on the Freestor product list and their various applications for 2016 tech-era business requirements include;
- Data protection with redundancy all online and promising none to negligible down times.
- Storage solutions ranging from a least of ten terabytes to more than a petabyte.
- Easy transition from legacy to new models of IT infrastructure.
- No hardware required for scaling through company stages in growth.
Already, these are services that have been making MSPs in Canada alone upwards of 150 billion dollars collectively in the past year and into 2016.
The announcement, therefore finds a ready market waiting to take up the technologies and make more money while easing their required efforts to monitor operations.
Such developments can not have come at a better time, these days everyone is talking about the internet of things (IoT) and the single view watchful eye has been a huge expectation.
Businesses all over the markets where the open solutions provided by Freestor are planted; Europe, Asia, and the Americas, will soon come into new capabilities and decreased costs of trying them on their requirements.
This happening within the first quarter of the year in which a ton of other technological developments are set to drop onto the market just makes us look forward to the many changes that can be combined with it.
All in the name of making businesses far less of a headache to run and do so using the best technologies.
The problems that used to be insurmountable in the past have already been dwarfed by Freestor and their offerings, who knows the degree of ease we are set to feel.
Australia has just announced that it will be spending $178 million over the next four years to improve their existing cyber security measures. The new strategy has been announced in Sydney by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. During this announcement, he also acknowledged that Australia has the capability to engage in offensive hacking in order to better protect the country and add to its defensive measures. He did not confirm whether this has been used in the past, or whether it would only be used to spy on Australian citizens, or also on people from other countries.
Our end to end IT solutions in Baltimore range from procuring new hardware, to developing and managing software, to the complete monitoring of your systems.
This highlights the threat that all countries are feeling from hackers, particularly those linked to terrorist groups.
There have been many recent high profile hacks recently that large companies have fallen victim to, such as Sony and Ashley Madison. While no reports of any government being hacked have been made, countries all over the world are feeling the pressure to ensure that their security systems are completely safe, and no outsider is able to gain access to them. It is likely that other countries are spending similar amounts on their cyber security, even if they have not made an announcement in the same way that Australia has.
Australia’s Cyber Security Center is also being relocated with money from this budget. This will help to make it more accessible to businesses, who will benefit from the advice that they will receive from the center. More centers will also be built in other cities in the country so that even more businesses are able to access them. 5000 small to medium business will also receive free security testing that is being funded by this new budget. This is in recognition of the fact that the internet based economy in Australia is growing twice as fast when compared to the global economy, and so this is an industry that the country wants to help protect.
Many small business operate online, and these business are often most at risk from becoming a victim of a cyber attack, because they do not have the security measures in place that larger businesses are able to afford. The testing that is being offered by the Australian government can help them understand where their weaknesses are, and they will then be able to take action to correct these weaknesses and make their systems more robust. This can be invaluable to businesses that may not have much experience in cyber security, and those that are not really sure where to get started when it comes to protecting their business online.
Cyber security is something that everyone who owns a computer needs to think about. If you run a business, then an attack on your computer systems may make it virtually impossible for your business to continue running as normal.
If you need any help or advice regarding cyber security Baltimore, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can help you come up with the perfect security package that will keep your business protected.