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Are mobile access control credentials right for my business?

Today, with over 76% of Canadians carrying smartphones with them wherever they go, smartphones present a great opportunity to make your access control system more convenient and more secure. Smartphones can now be used to replace your traditional key card or fob access control credentials -- so your users never need to worry about carrying around their card or fob. Mobile Access Credentials SmallWith mobile credentials, it's also easier than ever to manage your user setup, tracking, and guest registration for your access control system -- whether it's ICT Protege, C-CURE 9000, or another access control system.

The technology itself is equally or, in some cases, more secure than top-of-the-line encrypted key fobs and cards. But, users are often less likely to lose their smartphone than their key fob -- and if they do, mobile credentials are protected by a PIN -- keeping your building more secure.

For many access control systems, it's simple to start rolling out mobile credentials while simultaneously continuing to use key fobs and cards.

Please Contact us for more information or if you are interested in discussing a solution for your business' security.

 

Is my access fob copyable?

In business for 39 years, Bond Securcom has provided innovative security products and services to a wide range of organizations in need of effective solutions to ever-changing security needs. We'd like to keep you up to date with current industry trends and issues.

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Recently, people have discovered ways of copying some access control key fobs and cards. This presents a problem for businesses who aim to control access to their building for individuals, especially for shared areas such as parking lots and condominium amenities.

As it becomes increasingly easier to duplicate these cards, it's important to understand which access control systems are affected, and what you can do about it. The vulnerability lies in cards that are unencrypted and/or where patents have expired. If you use these credentials, and you are concerned about this issue, the simplest solution is to upgrade to encrypted formats.

Please Contact us for more information or if you are interested in discussing a solution for your business.

 

What is video analytics and how does it work?

Video analytics, or video content analysis, is the capability of automatically analyzing video through the use of software to detect and determine events, while providing information related to the events taking place in real time.

Avigilon Video Analytics

Bond Securcom has selected products by Avigilon, a leading manufacturer of preventative protection technology, when the solution calls for high quality HD CCTV cameras and video analytics at a customer site. Whether it be a high-rise residential, commercial, industrial, or retail site, the applications can be implemented across a wide array of environments.

"So how does it work?", you may ask. It’s just as simple as selecting an individual, item, or event, just by clicking on it like you would on a website link and say, “Show me all the instances of that event across all my camersidential, commercial, industrial, or retail site, the applications can be implemented across a wide array of environments.

 Securing multi-site areas with guards is expensive, and security personnel can’t be everywhere all the time. Video analytics solutions can monitor an area 24/7/365 - and will not look the wrong way or even blink, so you can get peace of mind with your existing system knowing you're covered all the time.as distributed over my site.”

Through the use of high definition video analytics, pattern-based analytics algorithms and teach by example capabilities. The amount of time and resources required to investigate will be reduced. By that very nature, you don’t have to review events after the fact, and you can be proactive.

Contact us if you would like more information or would like to speak with a consultant to help protect your site using video analytics.