More than 60% of employees worry about their personal security at work, survey reveals
Around 63% of British employees fear theft, physical attack and trespassers in their workplaces, figures from the ‘CCTV in the Workplace’ survey by NG Bailey have been able to reveal.
The poll found that most workers would like to see some significant improvements in their working environments and their CCTV systems. In fact, 60% of workers would feel more comfortable at work if they knew that there was an effective security system in place while 68% of staff feel that their current workplace security system could be improved or is inadequate.
Businesses that have relied on the government’s CCTV system now face a decision to buy and maintain their own CCTV system, partner with businesses in their area to create a network, or use an outsourced CCTV network provider. This means that, as well as having to find the cash, they may also need to acquire the skills to procure, install and maintain their systems. And for those organisations that choose not to replace or upgrade CCTV systems, a rise in insurance costs may follow.
Additionally, CCTV technology is evolving rapidly, as CCTV systems can now easily integrate with the other systems that share the network, like swipe card access control and site-wide floodlighting, creating a centralised, coordinated and automated system that increases both the safety of personnel and the security of a site’s assets. As a result, businesses are seeing some serious benefits.
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.