While November is known as the month of gratitude as Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s also home to Infrastructure Security Month! Our friends at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) founded this annual monthly designation to remind people of the importance of considering infrastructure security and resilience from design concept all the way through development and implementation.
CISA shares more about the importance of Infrastructure Security Month: “Much of the nation’s critical infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent, which means an incident in one area can have impacts across multiple sectors, creating disruptions for many communities. Earlier this year, major cyberattacks caused issues up and down the supply chain. Because our nation relies on critical infrastructure for health, energy, communications, and other vital services, it is equally important that everyone understand their role and take action to ensure our critical infrastructure remains strong, secure, and functional.
“Everyone has a part to play in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure,” said CISA Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security Dr. David Mussington. “This month, CISA asks organizations of all kinds to learn about their shared responsibility in critical infrastructure security and how they can ‘Build It In.’”
Why is investing in security infrastructure necessary for business continuity?
The need for security is ever-growing as threats continue to target businesses from every angle possible. In fact, according to Grandview Research: “The global physical security market size is expected to reach USD 171.0 billion by 2027! Lack of physical security leads to higher rates of burglaries and thefts. Therefore, safeguarding the physical perimeter and individual assets, including expensive technological equipment, has gained importance and is driving the market growth.”
Before we dive in more depth, Markets and Markets gives us a brief breakdown of what physical security actually means: “Physical security refers to restricting physical access of unauthorized people in controlled facilities to prevent damage to valuable hardware, software, network infrastructure, and other assets. Physical security includes security layers that protect personnel, network, and data in physical facilities—such as campuses, buildings, banks, and offices from internal or external physical threats, such as natural disasters, fire, theft, burglary, vandalism, and terrorist attacks.”
Aside from making sure your workplace is using the latest and greatest cyber security defense, it’s just as vital to evaluate your physical security solutions! When was the last time you upgraded your intercoms? Do you have an access control system? Are you still using old school security cameras that don’t offer all the necessary bells and whistles of today’s technology?
Infrastructure Security Month is a great time to conduct an inventory of how secure your business is, evaluate the tech you’ve been using, and see where improvements can be made. Everyone has a part to play in helping keep this world safe. Businesses of all sizes must make it an equal priority to protect their people, assets, and data from today’s many threats.
Not sure which security solutions are best for your business or where to start? Fortunately, that’s where Computers Nationwide comes in!
Learn how to protect your workplace with innovative security solutions such as Access Control, Video Intercoms, and Commercial Surveillance from CN’s network affiliates…
Access Control Solutions
Take Total Control of Who Has Access to Your Business!
At Computers Nationwide, we want to help customers maximize the security of their company with Access Control Systems. Tracking the whereabouts of people within your facility and secured areas can address security concerns, protect private data and help avoid legal liabilities. We offer state-of-the art Access Control Systems to help ensure that only the right people have access to the appropriate places.
Over the past year, we’ve entered a touch-free era. Touchless access control systems have become a key component of welcoming employees back to the workplace safely. Touchless security design is not a trend and won’t be going away. If your workplace hasn’t adopted this technology yet, it may be time to reconsider investing in hands-free access control systems and join the brave, new touchless world! When businesses combine mobile and touchless solutions, they offer an incredible partnership of contactless, easy, and user-friendly access that will assure secure entry and minimize the spread of germs. We offer access control from our partners at Hikvision, Avigilon, and Geovision.
Benefits of Access Control Systems:
- Multilevel administration access, program your system to allow certain users to enter specific areas at specified times
- Visual map interface provides you with capability to color-code badges that readily identify visitors, temps, contractors, or full-time employees
- Real-time monitoring and tracking for time and attendance
- Temperature and mask detection
- Manage multiple locations from a single platform
- Support web-interface and mobile access
Read our access control blogs to learn more!
Add a More Personal Touch to Communication and Security!
With Video Intercom Systems from Computers Nationwide, you can now see who you’re talking to – whether they’re a client standing at the entrance of your building, staff working a few offices down the hall, or security providing you with important updates. All small-medium sized businesses can agree on one thing: safety and security are top priorities! Now that employees are coming back to the shared office and workplaces are opening their doors to customers & clients to meet in-person, making sure your security measures are up to date is a must.
Fortunately for SMBs, today’s innovative video security options have elevated beyond basic video cameras, into more advanced technology specific to the needs of your business. This is a great time for optimizing current (or installing new) visitor management systems to safely monitor the coming and going of people at your workplace. Video Intercom Systems offer a range of benefits for a variety of industries. Whether you work in a small office, bank, healthcare, warehouse, or large campus, these systems provide practical solutions and a feeling of security for a wide range of needs. We offer video intercoms from our partners at Hikvision, Aiphone, and Avigilon.
Benefits of Video Intercom Systems:
- Identify Visitors at Entrances: Install stations at doors that remain open during the day, but locked at night so visitors can still be granted access.
- Safety: Communicate to Public Areas: Quickly alert people to evacuate the building or create pre-recorded, scheduled announcements.
- Deter Crime: The presence of video technology is great for deterring crime, no one wants to be caught on camera.
- Public Health: As we continue to face the global threat of COVID-19, every business needs an access control system to protect the public from health threats.
- Security: Easily verify the identity of visitors before they enter the building and discreetly report intruders or security threats.
- Communication: Enjoy improved, instant communication amongst staff, teams, and visitors. Much quicker and more effective than sending emails!
Read our video intercom blogs to learn more!
Commercial Surveillance Solutions
Secure and Monitor What’s Happening in Your Facility!
As you know, CN is your premier one stop shop for designing and installing Commercial Surveillance Systems to provide businesses the infrastructure for both safety and success. While many SMBs have fully reopened their physical location, many are opting for a more part-time hybrid workplace. Whichever situation your business prefers, we know one thing is certain: In order to protect the health and safety of your team and customers, you need to integrate smart video technology and install it properly!
Designing and installing a surveillance system is much more than just hanging cameras. It involves evaluating your property to find security weaknesses, traffic flow, lighting challenges and what kind of equipment must be used for maximum coverage. Using only dependable, knowledgeable and experienced professionals makes a huge impact on how secure your property is. Our surveillance installation team is #1 in the industry! You’ll benefit from our knowledge and experience, so you don’t have to worry about the effectiveness of your system.
Computers Nationwide specializes in every aspect of video surveillance from designing a system with a view of all areas of your property, to selecting the cameras and video storage equipment to take full advantage of your footage. The technicians at CN work carefully to install the equipment with minimal disruption to your work environment. We offer commercial surveillance from our partners at Hikvision, Geovision, and Avigilon.
Benefits of Commercial Surveillance Systems:
- Preventing theft and deterring burglars
- Increasing overall feelings of safety for customers and employees
- Improve staff productivity and efficiency
- Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 monitoring
- Evidence of a crime if one occurs on your property
- Cost effective and easily scalable
Read our commercial surveillance blogs to learn more!