Calculating Costs of Securing a High-Rise Building
A high rise may seem an oasis of calm compared with
the bustle of city streets: The entrances are finite and
population controlled; cameras and card readers record
movement; and the range of activities taking place is limited.
But a basic security challenge—how to use data to
predict as well as explain crimes—is the same, whether
the area being protected is an office or a neighborhood.
Run your own numbers with this Excel spreadsheet
In this example, badging and video systems record
who is doing what in a 20-story multi-tenant building and
its adjoining garden and underground parking lot. Security
staff located in the building’s command center use
an access-control application to manage the data, construct
activity logs, prioritize events and broadcast information
to staff on patrol. The software incorporates data
from the digital video, alarm, intercom and RF systems;
it can also be connected to personnel databases in real
time. Tenants will be able to access subsets of information
using browser-based clients.
Copyright © 2002 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Originally appearing in Baseline.