As IT companies have become more aware of the necessity of physical security, it
is now a requirement for all of them to have a physical security management structure
responsible for securing their facilities, data centers, assets and to keep accurate
records of who accessed what and when.
The physical security system(s) is one of the key components in managing employees,
visitors and the company's real estate. Most IT companies use enterprise level physical
security systems where uptime, redundancy and high availability is very critical
to everyday operations. In addition to the physical security part, there is a high
level of integration between the HR database and the physical security system database
using LDAP, automated import, XML, and ODBC.
Video surveillance and Intrusion are usually integrated with the access control
system to provide the full solution.
There are some challenges with IT companies as they get very involved with the physical
security requirements and specifications. The system architecture, the database
and the operating systems are key components for choosing a system. Logical Security
is also very critical in this segment of the market.
All of these issues and more can be addressed using integrated solutions from Tyco
Integrated Access Control and Video Surveillance
Access Control and Video products provide complete integrated solutions for synchronizing
Alarm Monitoring and Video surveillance. Tyco's Access control solutions are well
positioned for this market sector with their ability to integrate with outside databases
using LDAP, ODBC, automated import and XML for ease of pushing or pulling data from
various sources into the access control system, thereby eliminating typing errors
and having a full audit trail for all database changes.
Another advantage offered by some of Tyco's Access control and Video systems is
an open SDK (Software Development Kit) for partners or end users' special or custom
In addition to the above mentioned features, Tyco's access control systems provide
a very rich feature set such as antipassback, logical/physical convergence, high
level of clearances and privileges to control who has access to what and when. Our
unique "Double Swipe" technology allows faculty and staff members to unlock and
disarm conference rooms and special areas on command without keypads or alarm panels.
Most IT companies are starting to use government standards as their own such as
smart card technologies, PIV, FIPS... etc.
Using Tyco Access Control System to track their Real Estate holdings
Using Tyco's access control systems, some companies have found that the journal
data, log files, and reporting can give them more information on their real estate
holdings and occupancy. Few companies have used such data to divest or move their
employees to where it made financial sense. Some of these transactions were enough
to offset the cost of the access control and video system.