What does security mean to you? A uniformed guard with a walkie-talkie by his side? Think more broadly than that. Your tenant is.
Physical security of your asset and its occupants is just the beginning. Closed Circuit Cable Television (CCTV) monitoring and electronic authorized entry has become the minimum security expected, and both figure heavily in a prospective renter’s decision process. Changes in technology are impacting business today and are the central force behind the advancement of the security industry.
Consider your security needs and how you might achieve them in the following categories:
Found in older generation buildings, B & C class buildings
- CCTV monitoring of pedestrian and vehicle entrances/exits
- Manned security stations positioned in vulnerable areas, serving dual purpose as information booths
- In-house intercom system
Typical in CBD (Central Business District) buildings and IT business parks
- Incorporates elements of basic security
- Perimeter and Interior access points/doors with access readers
- Elevator access readers
- Electronically controlled parking equipment preventing unauthorized entry/exit
- Mechanical equipment room sensors, alarms, indicators
- Motion sensors, contacts on entry locations (i.e. windows, doors)
Favored by larger campus style complexes, and sensitive business & emergency locations
- Incorporates all basic and moderate security items
- Building Automation Systems control inclusive of HVAC, fire protection and lighting
- Photo ID with proximity cards
- Independent conduits for voice/data cabling to prevent intellectual property theft
- Control of telecommunication rooms, electrical mains, mechanical penthouses
- Panic pendants for visitors, tenants in controlled parking areas and common spaces
- Motion detected garage lighting
- Metal detectors, x-ray technology in suited applications
- Emergency telephone stations in common spaces and garages
Think carefully about the vulnerable areas of your property. Your ability to control and secure your asset both physically and electronically will impact your ability to attract, retain and renew tenants.
Security analysts can provide a comprehensive assessment of your property, demonstrating its current vulnerabilities, and offer recommendations for cost effective solutions that meet your needs.