The Importance of Automating Employee Security

The Importance of Automating Employee Security – There’s no question that keeping your business secure is integral to your success. You want to keep employees safe, protect sensitive data, and make sure that only the right people have access to certain areas of both your physical and digital work environment.

Fortunately, advances in automation have made achieving these goals far easier – and more effective.

This type of security automation has many facets, from key card systems to cloud-based, motion detecting cameras, scheduled password changes to digital inventory monitoring. While these may seem like distinctly separate systems, they all serve the same overall goal of protecting your business from harm – whether internal or external.

On the more physical side of things, the two most common (and useful) facility protections are locked doors and camera monitoring. Automation and technology improve both of these security measures in direct ways.

Key cards programmed for specific employees (or even more advanced measures, like thumb print scanners) allow for varying levels of access, depending on the individual’s clearance, as well as data to monitor who is coming and going – and when. This saves time and energy that was once dedicated to manually signing in, and with automation rules that can recode doors or cards in the event of a security breach, sensitive or dangerous areas of your facility more reliably protected.

Similarly, cameras help security staff and management keep an eye on what’s going on around the building – but most systems require constant monitoring, don’t integrate with other security measures, and require on-premises data storage for all of the video files. Modern automation solves nearly all of these problems.

When camera systems are integrated with other technology (like cloud storage), you not only solve the storage problem, you also open access to camera feeds through remote access on a computer or mobile device. These systems also allow for notification systems, motion detection, intercom systems, and beyond. Instead of the classic CCTV, automated security camera systems can be monitored from anywhere, set to specific parameters (like motion notifications during off hours), and offer more advanced, intuitive review capabilities.

In the sphere of digital security, automation can prompt frequent password changes, catch irregular activity in company systems, and make algorithmic adjustments to security protocols.

These are just a few examples in the broad world of security automation. You may want automatically triggered assessments for your staff to make sure they’re up to date on the latest safety standards, or to limit entry to certain areas of the building to specific times of day…

The options are all but endless. The point is that advanced technology and automation have changed the way companies can approach employee security, and that relying on the “old ways” is far less effective. Automation allows for reduced costs and energy, better tracking, and more reliability.

To explore how automation can improve your company’s security, questions about how systems will work within your existing processes, and to learn about building automation technology into your facility, contact us today!

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