Commercial/Building Access Control System Design, Sales, Installation & Service
Building Access Control System Services -Park-Forest, IL 60466
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 Park Forest, 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 Park-Forest, IL 60466 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:
Biometrics have held a home in many a sci-fi fan’s heart for decades now.
Does the phrase, “Open the pod bay doors” mean anything to you?
What is Biometrics Data?
Use of biological data (fingerprints, voice, retinas and more) as an access tool used to be reserved to television sets and movie theaters.
Star Trek made great use of biometric technology for storytelling.
- Voice ID – A spaceship capable of identifying different passengers by their voice and more
- Retina Scan – Passengers using retina data to access specific data
- Basic Vitals – With a device called a “Tricoder” body scans when done that would give data on lifeforms, vitals and medical information.
- Face Recognition – Face scans allowed characters to gain access into “Darkness”
Now, Star Trek was not alone in the creative use of biometrics for storytelling. Other films and shows have taken their own spin on futuristic uses of biometric data as well.
Biometrics Security In Reality
These days we have access to many forms of biometric security . . . many times at the tip of our fingers (pun intended).
The modern day smartphone has a fingerprint scan to unlock the phone, facial scanners that recognize eye contact directed at the screen, voice activated IA (think Apple’s Siri) and more.
At work, biometric scanners grant access to buildings and zones or clock employees in and out.
Facial recognition software allows government entities to find criminals and missing persons.
It is safe to say that the future of Biometrics has arrived and with ongoing advances in technology, these scans and devices will become more available for developers and engineers to integrate into our daily lives.
Just last week we published an article on different tips and tricks for best password practices.
Dual authentication increases security of your accounts in a big way. There are a few different options available. Users generate random number and sent it to their phone/email or some provide separate applications that generate timed codes themselves to use.
With Biometric data, dual authentication can use fingerprints, voice, face recognition or any other number of biological data points to ensure only the correct user has access to whatever is being protected.
The Use of Biometrics Data in Financial Institutes
To take this a step further, specific institutions such as banks and other financial services are producing their own biometric dual authentication applications for added security and protections.
Most banks have apps for phone access. This is almost a must for the industry and a commodity for users these days.
With heightened regulations and cyber threats every day, companies like Wells Fargo, Barclays, Citigroup and more are looking to security professionals and app developers to integrate biometrics with cell phone applications and produce security powerhouses.
With one out of every 2500 calls into financial institutions cited as a fraud call. It is in both the user and bank’s best interest to bring on this added level of security.
Companies like EyeVerify are developing applications. These applications make use of current/future technologies in smartphones to perform retina scans on the go. This is the perfect answer to the financial industries ongoing battle for user security and increased dual authentication practices.
Keep on the lookout for biometric advancement and integration across the tech and security sphere.
If you believe added layers of security or authentication via biometric data could improve your day to day or have a question, feel free to contact our account management team.
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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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Have you been hearing strange, otherworldly sounds on your Bose or Sonos speakers? If so, rest assured that your speakers aren't haunted. They've likely been hijacked by hackers.
Researchers at Trend Micro have confirmed that some models (the Sonos Play:1, the Sonos One and the Bose SoundTouch) of both brands of speakers are vulnerable to hacking if the speaker is connected to a misconfigured network.
If the hackers find such a speaker, they can take control of the speaker and direct to play any audio file hosted at a specific URL.
It should be noted that this is an extremely exotic, fairly elaborate hack, and one that's not likely to gain the hacker much, if anything in the way of useful information about the target network.� Overwhelmingly, if and where this hack is seen at all, it will be used to play pranks on the target. About the worst thing that could happen is that the hacker would play a particularly annoying or alarming sound (a woman screaming, glass breaking, a baby crying or similar), which might lead to some sleepless nights or confusion, but not much else.
Even so, it's worth making note of, because if a hacker is able to take control of a speaker connected to your network, it means that there's a misconfiguration somewhere that could lead to a more serious hack down the road. If it happens to you, it's well worth reviewing your network setup and security settings.
A spokesman for Sonos had this to say about the hack: "...looking into this more, but what you are referencing is a misconfiguration of a user's network that impacts a very small number of customers that may have exposed their device to a public network. We do not recommend this type of set-up for our customers."
Interestingly, this isn't the first time such a hack has been seen. In 2014, a developer created a hack that went by the name "Ghosty" that did more or less the same thing.