Some architects say that building a structure is easier than managing and maintaining it. Through years of innovation, security solutions companies are now able to offer the best technologies for security and facilities management.
“We always see beautiful buildings in Makati, Ortigas or Taguig—but that’s it. Great designs are always outside, but how about the inner part of it? Is it secure? Is it adaptable to any unexpected circumstances? Administrators should be aware of these things,” said Facilities Protection, Inc. (FPI) President Ariel Dela Cruz.
Having a security solution gives assurance for the protection of buildings, properties, and assets against unexpected circumstances. When designing a security solution, choosing the right tools is important. According to Dela Cruz, the three common components of the program are door locks (access control system), fire alarm, and closed-circuit television cameras. And FPI assures Filipinos that they offer brands with the best products for such needs.
Access Control System
The safety and security of the people inside a building is important and should not be taken lightly. As such, an access control system allows someone to control who enters particular areas, especially restricted ones. A door security system allows the administrator to monitor the activities and overall safety of the environment.
The new ArchiTech Access Lock Series is an access control solution that provides security features such as giving 24/7 limited door access to specified individuals, a monitoring tool using its Windows-based software connected to a secured Ethernet network, and an emergency total lockdown feature. It supports Continental Access data manager software Card Access 3000 which provides remote system management.
ArchiTech and Continental Access are both affiliate companies of Napco Security Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of security products such as electronic locking devices, alarm systems, and building access control systems.
If there’s a tool that can help administrators prevent fire incidents or give early warning, that’s the fire alarm. It is a key part of any building’s emergency escape plan.
The new Xtralis Open-Area Imaging Detection (OSID) is a fire alarm that uses digital imaging, dual-frequency beams, and smart algorithms to work. OSID has a Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS) imager, a camera-like device with a wide field of view, and a wired battery-powered emitter that sends infrared and ultraviolet coded light signals to it. As a high-quality product, it has high resistance to dust, fogging, steam, reflected sunlight, and even object intrusion.
OSID is a product of Xtralis, one of the leading global providers of powerful solutions for the reliable detection and remote visual verification of fire, gas, and security threats.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
The CCTV camera is a tool for protecting buildings, homes, and public areas through its video monitor system. CCTV images can be used as security reference or monitoring archives for administrators.
Avigilon is one of the leading brands for CCTVs. It is a Canada-based company that designs and manufactures the best high-definition (HD) surveillance camera solutions which records clear images. Their cameras are designed to work best with the Avigilon Control Center software which is entirely designed to handle HD video recorded files and create a network of unlimited CCTV cameras.
For more information on these products, visit the FPI office located at Suite 410 Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Interested clients may also send their inquiries to [email protected] or call 836-7934 and 856-4984.