Intrusion Detection Systems

When considering an intrusion detection system (more commonly referred to as a security system or a burglar alarm) there are many options available.  Systems Management Group works with you to talk about all the options available so we can pick the best system that fits your needs.  When thinking about a security system, a few things to think about would be monitoring, equipment type and limitations, and automation capabilities.

Planning is Crucial

Discussing the property’s needs with a security expert is strongly recommended when considering any steps to enhance the level of security. Planning makes it possible to determine whether or not specific types of systems are compatible with an organization’s needs and fit within an established budget. The property itself dictates the types of detection systems necessary, but many property or business owners don’t really grasp the issues to be addressed.

Detecting Intruders is Always Part of the Overall Plan

Motion Detection systems are routinely included in plans for Intrusion Detection Systems. Motion detectors reliably sense when intruders are present and immediately set off a pre-determined type of alarm or enable system monitors to contact authorities. However, motion detectors are only one part of a larger system that can easily accommodate several other types of devices. For example, entry access points are often controlled as part of an overall security system, making it rather simple to detect any unauthorized party attempting to gain access.

Don’t Ignore Other Types of Physical Threats

Fire is another threat to any organization. In many cases, fire alarms are activated until a significant amount of damage has already occurred. To provide an earlier warning, Heat Detection devices are often recommended. Heat detection devices are also useful for monitoring temperature-sensitive areas likes laboratory facilities or food storage areas. Since every client faces unique challenges, intrusion detection experts explore all available options to ensure every property is properly protected from any industry-specific threat.

Digital Devices Require Special Attention

Intruders of another type threaten computerized networks. Significant losses quickly occur when intruders gain access to sensitive data in an organization’s computer network. Security experts generate ideas to protect access to sensitive systems and, should an event occur, provide the necessary tools to recover from the incident. While firewalls are relatively effective for limiting access, they don’t provide a full spectrum of defenses needed today. Networks are vulnerable to threats from within the system in addition to exterior attacks, and the best protection from even an unintentional introduction of a threat is fast action. Network intrusions are quickly identified by protection systems and the proper administrative staff members are notified.

While intruders may gain access to a structure or a computer network, properly selected detection systems are invaluable for minimizing any losses associated with those intrusions. Because both hardware and software solutions are rapidly evolving, it’s important to ensure each is properly updated to protect against new or evolving threats. The first step to protecting a structure or computer network is to have any existing system evaluated to determine what, if any, updates or improvements are required. Once a threat level has been determined, exploring the options to deal with any threats is easier. After improvements are enacted, the defense of any property or digital system is immediately enhanced.