Protection for your company premises
Comprehensive security for corporate and residential buildings
Access control and other measures to prevent unauthorized access increase the security of both corporate and residential properties. They ensure the protection of valuable assets and provide a secure and safe environment for those living and working within.
What distinguishes physical security?
When we talk about physical security, we are distinguishing it from other security systems such as IT security and Cybersecurity. The physical security of any given location serves to protect assets and personnel and to provide a safe and secure environment.
Facility security prevents the theft of machines, raw materials, products, cash and many other valuable assets. But theft is not the only threat. Vandalism, natural disasters, fires and terrorist attacks will all have severe consequences for a business or residential property. A well-developed and carefully executed approach to physical security will also ensure comprehensive protection in these areas.
Access control and surveillance
The essential components of property protection
The physical security of premises consists of two components: access control and monitoring, using different devices and technologies in both. Nevertheless, it makes sense to integrate each into a uniformed security system.
Enterprise access control often begins at the property’s perimeter. A fence or a wall may be used as perimeter protection to prevent access. Employees, customers, suppliers and other visitors may have their access controlled by security personnel positioned at a gate or barrier. In this way, a first layer of security is created, which also protects vehicles in the company parking lot and other objects that are out in the open. A secondary level of security exists at the entrance to the building to prevent unauthorized access. An intercom is often used, but electronic access control via chip card or smartphone credentials is also very popular. In most cases, it is necessary to implement additional access controls inside the building. Safes and vaults are also used for guarding any particularly valuable items.
In addition to control access, monitoring systems are implemented, which are often used to protect against burglary. Motion sensors and sensors in doors, windows and other access points can register an intruder and take appropriate action, such as sounding an alarm or alerting the authorities. SMS messages can also be sent to those responsible who perhaps are not on-site during an incident. Video surveillance also plays an important role and can be used to help distinguish and convict attackers. A surveillance camera will also act as a strong deterrent. Video systems are not only used to protect against break-ins, but may help to monitor staff or detect other incidents, such as fire protection when coupled with smoke alarms and heat sensors.
RFID is a technical system that can be used to read and store data without contact. The data does not have to be seen or touched, as it is transmitted exclusively via radio frequency identification. An RFID system usually consists of a transponder and an RFID reader.
Bluetooth is a special method of transmitting data via radio. This eliminates the need for a cable connection between two devices. Bluetooth can transmit any type of data, including music.
NFC or “Near Field Communication” is a contactless data transmission that makes use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The globally standardized frequency is 13.56 MHz. Transmission ranges of around five to ten centimeters are possible.
Online-capable security systems reduces costs
If you provide access to your company building via mobile access control, you benefit from many advantages
There are many options for implementing a physical security solution. Traditionally, you’d employ a security guard to control access at any given access point. But with recruitment and employment costs, and the challenges of managing personnel, this can be a very expensive option. Another option is the use of PIN or RFID access control using a chip card. In comparison to the use of security personnel, this option reduces effort and cost. However, these are usually separate devices that are not connected to one another.
Online-capable visitor management helps to significantly reduce costs and labor. For example, when a new employee joins the company or when an employee leaves, you can make changes to all electronic locks and control systems centrally. Mobile access control, which allows your employees to use their own smartphones for identity management, is particularly advantageous. This lowers hardware costs and is practically hassle-free for the employees. Finally, Online-capable security systems allows all other components – such as the alarm system or surveillance cameras – to be integrated and controlled centrally.
Diverse areas of application for physical security
Physical security not only plays an important role in protecting industrial companies. It is also necessary to control access to offices. Whilst an office usually contains few physical items of significant value (except for items such as workstations, telephones, furniture), the company’s data can be invaluable and if it were to be compromised, the effects could be devastating to the business.
Physical security is also of particular importance for smart offices and shared workspaces. The use of shared office space is becoming increasingly popular, however, it also entails considerable risk. Since the workforce is not part of a common company, comprehensive safety precautions are particularly important. They must ensure that the individual tenants only have access to their individual area.
Physical security also plays an important role in domestic properties. With door intercoms and modern access control systems, you can welcome your guests whilst rejecting unwanted visitors. Alarm systems and surveillance systems ensure optimal protection for the whole family and are a huge deterrent.
CoreWillSoft: Your partner for physical security
Excellence in physical security
If you are looking to introduce or to improve upon the physical security of your business or residential premises, CoreWillSoft is the right partner for you. We have extensive experience in implementing secure and easy to use access control systems. We work with mobile solutions that replace cumbersome and expensive systems with RFID chip cards. We offer you a wide range of solutions to integrate security components that previously worked offline into a secure Online-capable system. We create business-oriented apps that can solve even complex tasks and that can guarantee a high level of security, leading to excellent protection for your building, ease of use and low operating costs.