Global Security and Access Control System Integration Market topped $59.5 billion in 2013
The global market for security and access control systems’ integration has topped $59.5 billion in 2013, a recent report by the IHS was able to reveal, and revenue is expected to continue growing in excess of 9% through 2018, according to the research firm.
The security system integration market consists of the design, consultancy, installation, service and maintenance, as well as sales of video surveillance, physical access control and intrusion alarm equipment.
Among the observed challenges facing integrators today is continued pressure from declining equipment margins. “This is primarily being driven by price declines in the equipment itself, particularly video surveillance equipment,” says IHS Senior Analyst Paul Bremner. “Video surveillance equipment for most integrators represents the majority of their equipment revenues.”
These declining equipment margins are forcing integrators to focus on efficiencies such as lowering the cost of delivering projects, as well as increasing the more profitable portions of their business, he added.
Tensor – experts in the integration of CCTV systems with Access Control
The integration of a comprehensive, high-end CCTV surveillance system with an Access Control solution is not exactly an easy task, especially since most solutions’ providers out there can either offer one or the other. However, given our extensive experience in both segments, we are actually able to easily offer such an extensive level of functionality for all of our systems.
As they’re built around the same cutting-edge technology platform, Tensor.NET, both the WinAC.NET and WinTA.NET suites support an extensive level of CCTV integration.
Basically, the video clips, retrieved from CCTV cameras, associated with access control activity are available when CCTV is integrated with Tensor.NET.
The cameras are allocated to location entries created in Tensor.NET, which are then linked to smart card scanners or push buttons in the Hardware Manager. Furthermore, multiple cameras can be allocated to the same location, or multiple locations can be assigned to the same camera and lock sensors are connected directly to the CCTV’s DVR.
As a lock is released, an alarm event triggers the recording of video footage for the event. This footage is then available for playback in Tensor.NET, either by location or as a link in an access control report. Screen displays are provided to report upon access events, including links to play the related video clip.
Additionally, the application allows either live or historic video to be viewed for periods not linked to any specific Access Control event.
If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s CCTV integration options, as well as the multiple useful features provided by our Time and Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be sure to answer all of your queries on the matter