Closed Circuit Television, Access Control with Intrusion Detection, and Fire Alarm Systems can have a major impact on the daily functioning of an organization. Integrated systems are complex and they need to be “carefully planned” to ensure effective integration into the business operation. Some organizations install an integrated system to reduce the diversity and complexity of a multitude of different building functions to a single manageable system. Where there are building critical functions, auditing becomes very important. If this is structured as in an integrated management system, management functions can be greatly streamlined.
Integrated systems are therefore “management” systems first. A well-planned integrated system will not only monitor and control inputs from various systems,
it will also monitor the activities of the operators and personnel. Many integrated management systems include:
Life-critical systems like fire are often integrated for monitoring and control purposes, but integrated systems should not replace the fire control panels unless approved by “THE AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION,” the Fire Marshall or Fire Authority. Nevertheless, an integrated system provides key system management. With life-critical or business-critical functions that require built-in redundancy, utilizing the company network can greatly reduce the total installation cost. This is where the companies “IT” department can be invaluable in advising management. Proper preparation and discussions with a successful systems integrator beforehand will bring excellent results and insure your company’s dollars are being spent wisely.
Anchor Fire Protection Co. is the successful systems integrator that has the experience to provide your company with the best integrated system!