Each building has a unique footprint, and it’s own requirements for an Integrated Security System. That’s why it’s important for Union Alarm to review the electronic access control and security requirements within your building. A critical step when selecting an integrated security platform. Some important points to note:
- Basic access control only regulates who can enter and exit through the exterior doors.
- An integrated security system further expands to control a commercial alarm system.
- This serves to protect specific areas when the alarm system is armed.
With security integration, a professional survey will help us understand your buildings own unique requirements. In such cases, you’ll want to work with a company that understands security integration, and that company is Union Alarm in Calgary. Some of the important questions we’ll ask include;
Once we have answers to these questions, Union Alarm will prepare a comprehensive proposal for your review. Integrated platforms will often include entrance control solutions, intrusion detection, fire alarm monitoring, and integration of your video surveillance system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Integrated Alarm System – Q&A
What is an Integrated Alarm System?
In many cases, buildings need more than just electronic access control. In fact, they often require alarm protection of storage lockers, emergency exit doors, mechanical areas, or the integration of a ULC fire alarm system to monitor the building’s fire alarm system.
By installing an integrated solution with intrusion features, we further protect specific areas by programming an added layer of alarm protection. Together, this enhances your security during specified hours by arming the area and having it controlled by the access control system.
Do small businesses benefit from integrated security?
Yes! Many small businesses and offices in Calgary will benefit from an integrated security system. First, we protect your space and monitor the areas during specified hours. Secondly, we install card readers and electronic locks to secure the doors and restrict who can enter specified areas with electronic key cards.
Combining these features with an electronic keypad allows us to arm and disarm the system automatically, or by users having a key fob to open the door and disarm the protected area. No more keys, and no more guessing who’s been in the building… or when?
What is security automation?
Security automation includes interfacing the access control and alarm system together with the building automation software. For Calgary landlords and building operators, it provides an enterprise security solution.
It then unifies their platforms and allows for enhanced building control through integrated security systems and software. Furthermore, our electronic access systems will integrate to control building elevators, parking lot entrances, perimeter entrance doors, and stairwell doors.
Integrated Alarm Panels:
A powerful feature of our ICT Card Access Control System is the internal alarm integration built into every system. First, we activate the access control system by mounting the main control panel. This includes 8-zones of on-board alarm protection. We then program the ICT door controllers in 2, 4 and 8 door configurations to wire the card access points and terminate each card reader.
ProtegeGX software offers a higher level of management and control. It seamlessly integrates intrusion, access control, and video surveillance into an intuitive user interface. Going beyond a typical alarm monitoring interface, the software provides central database management for card access and alarms, system configuration, graphical maps, and full reports.
Options are further available to include a Photo ID Integration Package. It features extensive photo ID capabilities, including the capture of photos, card design and card printing on compatible printers. Contact Union Alarm for a complete proposal or demonstration.