Commercial/Building Access Control System Integrator: Design, Sales, Installation & Service
Building Access Control System Services -Hoffman-Estates, IL 60179
Protect your organization from costs involving: Employees, Inventory, Theft, and more.
Andromeda sells, installs, services, and supports a host of recognized, top-quality access control systems in order to provide the best possible solution to your office and building security needs. We focus on Access Control installations for local, medium-sized businesses like yours in Hoffman Estates, IL.
By integrating an electronic building and office access system with security camera and burglar alarm systems through your computer data network, your business can reap many additional rewards beyond basic security/protection functions involving your employees, your inventory:
- Comprehensive intruder deflection & defense (including detection, restriction)
- Audit-trail and automated attendance reporting (to greatly improve and simplify other aspects of your daily, weekly, and annual tasks!)
No need to change locks, make or replace keys
All devices can be programmed by time-of-day and day-of-week on a "per entry-way" and "per employee" basis
Know who goes where and at what time - all the time!
Time and Attendance Reporting
Paperless time cards with break and lunch verification
Produce Email alerts and phone/camera system responses to entry breaches
Require two access methods for entry to sensitive areas
If someone does not enter legally, the same person is unable to exit.
Disable access entry at a moments notice.
Telephone System Control/Monitoring
Link 2-way intercom & door control to your phone handsets!
Andromeda Technology Solutions is a technical services provider offering 24/7 emergency response to areas like yours in Hoffman-Estates, IL 60179 with remote access converging voice, data, surveillance, and access control systems.
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We provide Building Access Control system design, installation, help, setup, repair, and tech support throughout Chicagoland and NE Illinois.
Besides the immediate Chicago metropolitan area, we are pleased to provide Access Control services to most of the surrounding suburbs.
AndroPedia Tech Library
As part of our service, it is important to keep our client-partners well informed on Access Control system developments, news, and best practices. Here is just a sampling of typical items from our AndroPediaSM library archive:
Professional integrated security systems are important to every business. We’ve shared the different features burglar systems provide that have nothing to do with a break in , the top five reasons you should replace your traditional lock and key with an access control system, and other educational materials over the last few months. Many times, customers consider security systems as separate components:
- Security Cameras
- Access Control
- Burglar Systems
With integrated security your solutions can work together to improve security, reduce risk and even improve productivity. That being said, we’ve decided to dedicate the next few Security Blogs to this topic. Thru our next blog posts, we will be covering different scenarios/features that can be maximized with integrated security solutions.
Integrated Security – It Does A Whole Lot More Than You Thought
Environment Regulation – your burglar system can be equipped with special temperature sensors that will alert you if specific areas – a server room for example – exceed or dip below assigned parameters. This can save you from a great deal of hardware trouble and headache. Imagine though that with integrated security you can take this concept to an entire office building or warehouse. With integration, you can set up your facilities to monitor activity via security cameras and configure automatic lighting, heating or cooling settings for when people are present/absent. This can reduce your utility costs greatly and is an eco-friendly option for your business.
Improved Productivity – increased productivity is something everyone benefits from both personally and professionally. Traditionally, employers depended on security cameras or time clocks to monitor productivity. This was a start but hardly a way to collect data or truly motivate staff. These days software can be integrated that monitor’s user activity via the network. Keystroke logging software, web traffic logs, firewalls and other software applications can track productivity. On top of this, the data gathered show user/department trends, and any number of additional data points a company wants to gather. While some employees may grumble at the idea of close monitoring, this data can be a way for business owners to dole out promotions, bonuses and other rewards.
Visitor Management – with integrated security, visitor management for professional buildings and residential buildings is managed with software and closely monitored. No more sign in sheets, lost badges or calling up for an escort/permission (of course you can still do these things if desired). Integrated security reduces labor requirements and demands while also increasing security and protocol. A proper solution can automatically register visitors, print passes, give instructions on where to go and alert appropriate staff/persons of visitor arrival. There are even components that can be used to manage traffic flow within a facility to avoid wandering (both by foot and behind the wheel).
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Security cameras are an important addition to any business. You spend so much time building your business, protecting it from threats is a top priority and you get that. There are many features and decisions you must consider when choosing the right system for your unique needs. Whether you choose IP cameras or high quality digital, whether you go with fixed view, 360 degree or PTZ (pan tilt zoom); these are just a few of the many decisions you will weigh while picking out your solution.
We help businesses design, install and maintain these systems every day. The system itself is important but there is one feature you should really consider adding when you invest in your business-grade system – camera cloud storage & backup.
The cloud is everywhere in business these days. It can host your servers, improve productivity via software and applications, even our phones are now being hosted in the clouds. With all this movement towards cloud solutions, it is no surprise that cameras and the way we manage them are now moving to the cloud as well.
Camera Cloud Storage & Backup for your security footage/data is scalable – even unlimited.
You installed your camera system. You are recording video footage. All cameras are capturing proper angles and views. A year goes by, the system is functioning properly and you haven’t had any complaints or issues. One random weekday, an employee files a complaint that their car was damaged in your parking lot. You think, “We have cameras, this won’t be an issue”. Then the employee explains that this incident occurred over a month ago. You go to look through your camera footage and realize your system only retains data for up to 30 days.
No footage – Now we have a problem.
Your on premise recording device has a maximum capacity. There is no avoiding it. Sure you can add memory or change recording settings to try and squeeze more data in. However, the reality is your hardware has limits.
Enter security camera cloud storage for your camera system. With the cloud, you gain access to an unlimited amount of storage space. This means that you can save footage for days, months, years and beyond. No worries about recording over critical moments.
Camera Cloud Storage and Backup is the disaster recovery plan for your security cameras.
We spend a lot of time helping our clients prevent disaster . The same level of attention you give your network should be paid to the other technologies your business depends on. Disaster strikes in many forms: flood, fire, malware, theft etc.
Take theft for example. A clever criminal knows that it is important to either steal or destroy your recording equipment to avoid capture. If you are storing your data and footage offsite, even though the DVR or NVR is no longer functioning, you can still view the incident and maintain footage from the event in the cloud.
Camera Cloud Storage is a budget friendly option.
Recording devices are expensive. Depending on the type of recording equipment, number of cameras, desired backlog of footage . . . a recording device can easily cost you thousands of dollars. Some expenses are unavoidable. Nevertheless, if you want a hybrid system cameras or other special features, you are going to be investing a lot on the front end in hardware. BUT, there is an alternative to expensive hardware and add on features when it comes to extending the storage capabilities of your devices – the cloud.
Camera cloud storage is much more budget friendly than adding new equipment and hardware to the equation. You can purchase as much or as little as you need to get the job done and set a specific budget aside annually.
In summary, camera cloud storage and backups are a fantastic add on to your professional security system. The cloud allows for scalability, budgeting and disaster recovery.
This month we are offering a special on cloud storage – get 2 months FREE with a one year subscription to cloud storage for your security system.
Reach out to a representative or your account manager today to discuss how this solution may be easily implemented or fill out the form below to take advantage of this promotional offer: good thru July 31st 2017.
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The "Spectre" vulnerability that impacts literally every Intel chip made over the last decade keeps finding new ways to make the news.� In this instance, researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a new variant of the vulnerability that they have dubbed "SGX Spectre."� To understand how it's different, a bit of explanation is in order.
SGX stands for "Software Guard eXtensions," and is a feature only found in the latest Intel processors.� It allows applications to create "data enclaves," which are hardware-isolated portions of a CPU's processing memory.� The purpose of such enclaves is to give applications a secure space to run operations that deal with especially sensitive data, like passwords and encryption keys.
The original Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities were unable to extract any data from SGX enclaves, but SGX Spectre can. Even worse, the recent Spectre patches will do nothing to prevent it.
Intel has announced that on March 16, it will release an update for its SGX SDK that adds SGX Spectre mitigations.� App developers will need to integrate the update into their SGX-capable apps and issues an update to all users.
The research team had this to say about the recent discovery:
"SgxPectre Attacks can completely compromise the confidentiality of SGX enclaves.� Because vulnerable code patterns exist...and are difficult to be eliminated, the adversary could perform SgxPectre Attacks against any enclave programs.
Because there are vulnerable code patterns inside the SDK runtime libraries, any code developed with Intel's official SGX SDK will be impacted by the attacks.� It doesn't matter how the enclave program is implemented."
In addition to the discovery of SGX Spectre, the research team discovered new variations of the original security flaws, which they have dubbed MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, respectively.� Needless to say, more patches will be forthcoming.