All kinds of enterprises can benefit from integrating access control and video surveillance systems. But for those that own apartment complexes and other multi-residential properties, the environmental awareness that an integrated solution can provide is crucial. Here are some reasons why integrating access control and video surveillance is a step property managers need to take.
Residents deserve to feel safe.
If you’ve been a landlord before, you know there’s more to the job than being a handyman. There’s so much to be done, including making sure the property is safe so your tenants feel secure. Investing in a property on the lower end of town may be a great way to get into the game, but it also means the stakes are higher when it comes to that safety.
A security system that integrates access control and video surveillance can fill the gap so you can better meet your obligations as a landlord. Tenants will feel better knowing that anyone who comes on the property with the intent to commit a crime will be captured on camera.
Your job will be easier.
As the owner of an apartment complex or other residential community, you need to know when an unauthorized person attempts to sidestep the security you have in place. What if you have an access control system, but someone enters the gate with a stolen access card or another tenant’s gate code? If you have it integrated with video, then you’ll be able to see the corresponding video clip at the exact time it happened. Having this evidence makes getting help from the police easier, and the clips can be shared on social media as well.
You need fewer liabilities.
Liabilities are a prime concern for any business owner – but when you own an apartment complex, you have customers on the property around the clock. This means liabilities are a possibility all day, every day. Whether it’s the risk of someone injuring themselves, being bitten by a dog or becoming the victim of a crime while they’re on your property, you could be held liable – and you’ll need to see exactly what happened. Integrated access control and video surveillance can show you.
To discuss your options for integrated access control and video, Texas property owners can call RC Security Consultants. We’ll be happy to show you what’s possible.
About RC Security Consulting
RC Security Consulting protects the heart of Texas with design, installation, retrofit, repair, inspection and monitoring of commercial security systems. We are centrally located in Collin County and provide service for almost 200 miles in all directions.