Are you adequately protecting the physical security of your sites? Or do you leave you expensive and mission-critical equipment vulnerable to thieves, vandals, and other unwanted visitors?
Unfortunately, it seems like crime rates are on the rise - which means it's more important than ever to protect your sites with motion alerts. For example, in 2007, customers in Wisconsin were left without cable when Charter Communications had network equipment maliciously damaged by vandals.
Imagine how many of your best customers you stand to lose if your valuable and critical equipment were vandalized. How much revenue could you potentially lose from that?
The good news is protecting your equipment doesn't require a complicated solution. A well placed motion alert sensor could be the difference. Motion sensors can simply detect when there's motion - but you need more if you want to be truly protected.
What more could I possibly need?
It's essential that your motion sensor is able to alert you when it detects motion - otherwise you'll never catch the thief or vandal in the act. By connecting your motion alert sensor to a remote terminal unit (RTU), you can receive notifications when motion has been detected - this way you can do something about the threat.
Still, if your site is far away, or the thieves are too fast, you won't be able to catch them in the act. Combining your motion sensor with an IP camera can give you the technology to catch them red-handed. A good IP camera will record and save images from before and after a motion sensor is triggered - so you have the proof you need of the presence of an unwanted visitor. And this isn't even factoring in how great of a general deterrent the presence of a camera can be.
Using motion alerts and a camera connected to an RTU can provide you with remarkable physical security. You'll be able to deter and prevent thieves and vandals from causing severe damage and giving you a giant headache. However, there are additional steps to take, since you're truly serious about protecting your gear.
Going above and beyond just the basics
Sometimes, especially at distant remote sites, unwanted visitors won't be deterred by the site of a camera. They know they'll have plenty of time to get away and choose to enter your site regardless of being filmed. Typical lock-and-key building access won't keep them out - at least not for long. That's why it's essential for you to deploy an electronic building access system.
The right building access system will give you total control over your buildings - which is powerful in protecting your expensive and valuable equipment. A good system will give you electronic control units that go beyond the security provide by standard lock and keys. Access into and exiting your buildings will be under your total control, and only available to users who have your permission.
Making this level of control a reality
Protecting your valuable equipment, and your revenue, doesn't have to be a hassle - and it certainly doesn't have to be expensive. Simple solutions exist to add the extra layers necessary to truly protect your gear.
Just picture how much easier you'll sleep at night knowing some vandals won't be able to break into your remote site and damage all of your critical equipment? Imagine the peace of mind knowing that you're doing everything you can to protect service to your customers and your bottom line. You can achieve this level of control!
You're serious about protecting your facilities, so I recommend you take a few minutes to read about the basics of building access and control by downloading the free Building Access System White Paper. This free guide will help you get familiar with the technology you will need to protect your facilities - and your bottom line.
The deployment of your own building access system isn't complete without expert consultation. Call (1-800-693-0351) or email (email@example.com) the experts at DPS Telecom. They can answer your questions and help you get started on designing your own building access system. Don't leave your sites vulnerable any longer - call today.Other Helpful Links
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