Electronic Safety and Security Systems

Systems Management Group designs, builds, services and monitors Electronic Safety and Security Systems. A properly designed security system consists of three independent components: electronic, architectural, and operational countermeasures.

Electronic countermeasures:

  • Card readers with swipe or proximity credentials
  • Audio and video devices such as microphones and cameras
  • Electronic door strikes
  • Mag locks
  • Electronic hinges
  • Other electronic devices.

Architectural countermeasures:

  • Doors
  • Gates
  • Electrified locking mechanisms
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Vehicular standoffs/bollards and protection

The concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) also falls within the realm of architectural security countermeasures.

Operational security countermeasures:

  • Patrols
  • Training
  • Policies and procedures
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Contingency factors

By balancing these elements and a formula for risk (Risk = Threat x Vulnerability / Countermeasures) SMG can achieve a higher level of security for our clients’ premises and/or assets. We are certified and trained in ESS system design, build and installation, and we will work in conjunction with your architects and engineers designing your ESS system to meet the regulatory requirements in your area.

Access Control

SMG specializes in all areas of access control, and we work closely with equipment manufactures and local authorities to stay up-to-date with the rules and regulations of each area we serve. The prevalence of threats like vandalism, terrorism and theft has prompted organizations of all types to look for ways to protect their assets and personnel. Access control systems are a great way to increase your security and provide you with the knowledge of who went where and when. However, not all access control systems are the same. We will work with you on your access control system design to ensure we take certain items into consideration.

Scalability

For most customers, affordability is a prime consideration when choosing an access control system. Today’s tight budgets encourage many customers to expand their access control system as finances allow. We will work with you to design an access control system that is both affordable and scalable. Other customers may have growth concerns that outweigh budgetary constraints and may opt to start with a smaller access control system and have the need to expand on it quickly. At SMG, we take the time to listen to, and learn about our customers, so the system we design will fit your needs into the future.

Ease of Use

We design and install access control systems to be intuitive and simple to operate. This should be the cornerstone of your design. By using access control systems with an effective User Interface (UI) that enables operation with minimal training, we provide our customers with systems that meet our ease of use requirement and save our customers time, money and frustration.

Full IP Integration

Most mid to large-sized customers need some level of web-based or IP-enabled access control system. With IP integration, SMG designs systems that are easily utilized and expanded while offering remote management capabilities. We work with you to design and install an access control system with IP architecture built-in for additional reliability, expandability and user friendliness.

Open Architecture

Access control systems based on an open standard foundation are important for most organizations. We recommend access control systems that integrate with your other low voltage electronics such as physical security platforms, video surveillance systems and life safety systems.

Easy Adaptability

We design access control systems that can adapt and grow as your needs change. No customer wants to endure the hassle and/or expense of upgrading or replacing technology that is outdated or is incompatible with the current system. When you choose SMG, you will have a system that uses devices that are manufactured by companies that have proven track records in the industry that use long-lasting, adaptable, and field-proven technology.

Gate and Perimeter Security

Many facilities have reasons to restrict access to some or all of their property to only allow authorized individuals access to certain areas or buildings. SMG designs and builds gate and perimeter security systems to serve as a deterrent. However, when an authorized individual attempts to breach the security measures put in place, it’s important to have an intelligent system in place to ensure your property is secure.

When designing gates and perimeter security for a particular property, we analyze what the facility is used for and the purpose of the protection. For example, a residential community might use a gate to display its exclusivity. On the other hand, a business property that holds expensive equipment or valuable intellectual property might need a gate to keep out unauthorized individuals.

For most facilities, exterior security gates are merely the first line of perimeter security. The gate is a clear indication to anyone not permitted to enter the facility that other measures are likely in place to keep unauthorized persons out of secure areas. Once a guest gets past the gate, they can expect to be met with another secure point of entry requiring additional credentials to enter. SMG designs your gate and perimeter security system with the notion that if a company invested in gates and perimeter security, they will ultimately be stopped by security and detained.

Installing the proper gate for your facility is paramount to the integrity of your system design. We install the proper gate security system so that vehicles as well as pedestrians will be stopped and checked for proper credentials prior to moving further on to the property. While simple keycard access on the building entries may be enough security for some facilities, gate and perimeter security is the type of security measure for areas where unauthorized access can be potentially dangerous. As a service to the public, SMG can install a security gate to keep people out where they are walking or driving a car. We consider all factors to keep your facility and perimeter secure. 

Security and Guest Entry Systems

Guest entry or telephone entry systems are designed to allow building occupants easy communication with guests at all entry points. SMG offers guest entry systems with technology for both audio and video communication so your building occupants can clearly identify who is at the door. These telephone entry systems are great for multi-family, business and hospitality environments. They allow individuals in your facility to interact with guests when they are trying to gain entry. Guest entry systems with video communication are ideal for offices, daycare centers, schools and government buildings where identity confirmation is required.

Service and Installation

Whether you are starting a new project or have a current system in place, we can help you get things running smoothly. SMG can service and maintain your existing system regardless of size or age, or we can design a new system from the ground up. Guest entry systems can be designed or upgraded with an audio/video system or an audio only set up. Having a system that incorporates both audio and video technology is the most effective way to secure the entire building because it allows you to visually verify individuals as well as record the images.

Integration with Other Technology

We design your guest entry system to integrate seamlessly with the technology you currently have in place. We review your current access control system for compatibility with integration to your guest entry system and through our design, we ensure proper functionality. Along with the access control, SMG will work with your existing technology or design a new CCTV system to integrate with your guest entry system.

Easy Expansion

It is important to design your system to allow for expandability. The perfect design allows customers to expand and change the configuration as needed. During the decision-making process, we work with you on what future accommodations may be required as your company changes, and we discuss the advantages of prewiring for such instances in case they arise.

Installation

SMG is licensed, certified, trained and experienced in installing guest entry and telephone entry systems. 

Common Applications:

  • Multi-family construction
  • Taverns, bars, and restaurants
  • Industrial buildings and warehouses
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Government buildings such as federal buildings, municipal buildings, and courthouses
  • Strip malls
  • Single storefronts
  • Self-storage facilities
  • Hotels and motels
  • Dental offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Assisted living facilities

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. SMG works with you to talk about all the options available so we can pick the best system that fits your needs. We help you consider options for monitoring, equipment type and limitations and automation capabilities.

Remote Monitoring Systems

Many business owners see security systems as a luxury, but they are, in fact, a necessity. Because of budgetary constraints, some managers and owners are reluctant to invest. However, an installation has many long-term benefits. Below are some advantages for customers to think of when considering purchasing Remote Monitoring Services.

Simplified Access Controls

A monitoring system from SMG allows you to have a log of who is entering and leaving the property and at what times; it also simplifies the process of tracking guests and employees. Using remote monitoring of your access control system also allows you or SMG real time control over points of entry and credentials, so if an employee status changes unexpectedly, you can adjust their level of access with a few clicks from your computer or an app on your smart device. When you combine this system with a surveillance system with remote monitoring through SMG, we can provide you with a User Interface to track an individual’s movement. Should any suspicious or criminal activities occur, you will have proof, and the monitoring system will capture every movement for submission to the appropriate authorities.

Greater Fire Safety and Emergency Response

Many people do not realize that a key benefit of having remote monitoring service is increased fire safety. We designs systems that, in the event of an emergency, will contact our monitoring station and give a status update. Integrating the fire alarm or life safety system with monitoring services allows our monitoring station to notify proper authorities of the emerging situation in real time. This also will prompt a series of other events, depending on the emergency, such as, opening doors so employees and guests can exit safely, a mass notification letting everyone know quickly and efficiently that an event has occurred and notify first responders of the status of individuals in certain areas.

Other Benefits

When offering you remote monitoring services, we make sure our services are upgradable and expandable. Our customers can upgrade their monitoring services at any time, and they can use integrated monitoring as the base of their business security plan. Using SMG as your business’ single point of contact provides a significant benefit when using an integrated monitoring system. We offer state-of-the-art monitoring services so you can track guests and employees comings and goings and know exactly what’s going on inside the building at all times from anywhere in the world.

Easier Installation and Effective Implementation

Today’s monitoring systems can be installed quicker and easier than systems of the past. The newest systems require less equipment, cabling and maintenance, and with our integration capabilities, they can help your security team operate more efficiently. Compared to the old analog systems that required complex wiring and multiple feeds, SMG can install a remote monitoring system that allows you to be up and running within a few hours and unlimited flexibility.

Easier Maintenance We specialize in monitoring system designs that require less maintenance once they are installed. We also offer maintenance programs that will ensure your system lasts for years to come. No longer will you have to worry about swapping tapes in your recorder or hard drive space. The digital video feeds provided by SMG are highly compressible. We also offer offsite storage and offsite remote monitoring of your system