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An office is just a workspace, but an automated office is a workspace that truly works for you. With an automated office, you can spend less time mastering technology and more time running your business.

When you think of automated office technology, computers and phones may be the first examples that come to mind. But what about security technology? To truly reap the benefits of an automated office, businesses need smart security technology. Here are some examples of smart security technology to include in your office automation efforts.

Motion-Activated Front Door Cameras

Cameras that capture “everything” are just cameras. Smart security cameras are motion-activated, so that recording only occurs when someone enters their periphery. When you combine this with a cloud storage system (to replace the outdated DVR storage) and text alert features that notify you of camera activity, you have smart security that totally automates your surveillance protocol.

This means no more scouring through hours of footage to find out who may have tried to commit a breach; now, you’ll only have to look at the relevant clips that were sent to you by your system.

Customizable, Cloud-Based Access Control

Some businesses are still getting acquainted with the idea of implementing an access control system to manage employee entry, while others are in need of an update to an existing access control system. Either way, the best access control system for your automated office is one that is fully customizable for the size and scope of your business.

You want to implement protocols that are specific to the footprint of the property, the buildings you manage and your hours of operation. You want a system that lets you choose credentials, whether it’s a key fob or a mobile credential on the employee’s phone. You also want a system that will seamlessly integrate with the rest of your security technology and store all data in the cloud. And finally, you want one that gives you the ability to do important things on your own. This includes: 

  • Adding and deleting users.
  • Activating and deactivating user credentials.
  • Initiating lockdowns.
  • Issuing mobile guest pass credentials.

Consider Smart Energy Solutions

It may not seem like part of your security technology, but it can be: a bundle of smart energy solutions that increases efficiency, lowers your overhead to maintain the office, and reduces the carbon footprint you leave. Your bundle of solutions can include:

  • IoT tracking systems to determine the areas of the office that receive the most traffic and use.
  • Smart lighting that automatically adjusts to the number of employees in your space and natural light levels; this the potential to reduce energy costs by up to 90 percent.
  • Smart HVAC systems that automatically regulate temperature according to the usage patterns of your facility, your company calendar and even the weather forecast.

Smart energy solutions like these can help you cut back on costs and be as energy efficient as possible.

We have the smart security technology you need to run a totally automated office in 2021. To learn more, contact IDS Alarm Services. We look forward to speaking with you.

About IDS Alarm Services, Inc.

As an experienced security integrator, IDS Alarm Services, Inc. has served clients in the Southeast U.S. since 1990. Their innovative product offerings include Access Control, Fire Alarms, Network Wiring, Security Systems, and Video Surveillance. Contact us today if you have any questions about adding security or fire alarm systems to your property.