When designing a security system it is important to first establish the security needs of the property. Each property will require a different level of security. Some questions to consider:
The security camera system can deter crime by monitoring exterior spaces, building entries, and interior common spaces. Ideal locations include:
The footage from the security cameras should be recorded and stored so it may be accessed in case of an incident.
Resident access into the building should be controlled via card reader or fob. Access to units should be controlled with keys.
At existing properties the main entrance may be accessed with a keyed system. Unit entries will be accessed with a keyed system. If a card reader system is beyond a property's budget, an improved keyed system can be introduced to the property. The HandyTrac Classic key system is required where a keyed system is used.
The HandyTrac Classic is the standard in computerized key control. Connected to the internet, it provides secure automatic backup and audit trail. Accessed via badge and pin, the Classic is easy to use and easy to train staff on. Security comes in a stout 18-gauge steel cabinet, coded keys which are randomly rotated when returned, and data stored on a secure website run on Amazon Cloud.
Guest access into the building should be controlled via intercom. Intercom systems can operate with an external unit and interior unit or with an external unit that calls the unit through a phone line. No system should ring to a cell phone. Builfding codes may dictate whether or not a video intercom is required.
Guest access into existing properties will likely be controlled by an intercom.
Security personnel is a last resort when improving property safety. If a property feels it needs security personnel, the property should evaluate: