Boston, MA – Increased security levels in the post-9/11 world have mandated that high-rise and large structure building owners and managers address evaluating and prospectively updating security systems, and making them upgradeable, as future needs warrant and/or new technologies become available.
Rapid technological advancements and design ingenuity now allow for the full integration of all aspects of the security management system. All sub-systems and components within a high-rise facility’s security system, including access control/card access, CCTV, intrusion detection, intercom, digital recording, and electronic turnstiles can now be fully integrated into the overall security management system. The result is a higher and more efficient level of security for commercial buildings. Furthermore, the security solution that is employed, based on the evaluation, whether it is an upgrade, a total renovation, or a new system installation, can be customizable to meet the specific needs of the facility.
A full service security system provider/installation company can handle all aspects of an upgrade or a new security system installation project – design, quality review, system installation, electrical installation, system testing, commissioning, and service after the project. The full service provider makes time constraints easier on the facility manager and also streamlines any necessary security system upgrade project.
The security contractor should be fully trained and certified with leading security hardware and software companies. Members of the staff should maintain a Massachusetts “D” license and all installers should have undergone a Commonwealth of Massachusetts CORI check. Technicians, system designers and installers should all maintain Commonwealth of Massachusetts Security Contractors Compliance Certificates.
At the on-site review and evaluation, threat level points will be determined and the existing system will be checked for quality, coverage, and upgradability.