Smart Buildings: Instalment Four

Our fourth and final Smart Buildings instalment is on security and privacy. As it’s our last instalment, we thought we’d divide it into two sections – security and privacy.

Security

The buildings we work in are getting better, smarter and more connected, but as buildings get smarter so should your security.

 CCTV is an obvious option to increase the security around your premises but it’s important you pick the correct system for you. Not only is CCTV a deterrent, it also provides visual evidence if anything should happen. CCTV can provide instant alerts to your laptop, tablet or phone when problems occur, ensuring that crime, theft and vandalism are all reduced – so no matter where you are, you can keep an eye on the security of your building.

Access Control is another great way to enhance the security of your building. From simple RF Tagging door entry systems to more advanced security solutions using biometrics, Access Control is an effective way of keeping unwanted intruders out.

Strategic lighting can enhance the security of your building. Security lights are ideal for deterring intruders and allowing you to move safely around in the dark. Security lighting is also highly effective when working in tandem with surveillance systems, as the chances of a positive recognition are heightened by the presence of light.

Privacy

The modern-day workplace has a speech privacy problem. With open plan offices and glass box meeting rooms on the rise, conversations are being overheard by others.

Lack of speech privacy isn’t just bad for employee satisfaction, but it also makes it difficult for employees to concentrate and overheard confidential conversations can result in potential litigation

A Sound Masking system accomplishes both speech privacy and security needs by adding a low-level unobtrusive background sound specifically engineered to protect confidentiality and reduce the intelligibility of speech. The result is a workplace that is measurably more acoustically comfortable and private without sacrificing the architectural design of the space.

To find out more on how we can help enhance the security and privacy of your workplace, get in contact with us today.

You can also find us at the Smart Buildings Show 7th– 8thNovember.