While most traditional Network Integrators have focused on Network Security (a suite of solutions involving network traffic analysis, intrusion detection/prevention, encryption, firewalls, etc.), NIC Partners believes in a holistic approach to the practice of Security, including: IP Video Surveillance, IP Access Control, IP Green Building Integration, Video/Security Analytics, Security Application Integration and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). Organizations that create secure network environments, but leave physical security at an insecure state, are prone to loss of property, information and life itself.
Physical Security solutions deal with the prevention and post-incident resolution of physical intrusions to an organization. For many organizations, this might include: prevention of crime (white and blue collar), prevention of intellectual property breaches, decreased vandalism, prevention of physical network access, and compliance with governmental/organizational policy. NIC Partners has been specializing Physical Security for more than a decade and understands the complexities of today’s advanced technologies as part of your organizations overall security and safety plan. Everything begins with a conversation – explore our website, videos, whitepapers, blog and forum to assure you consider ALL aspects of a robust security program.
Formerly known as CCTV, Video Surveillance has evolved exponentially over the past five years (2006-2010). One of the biggest advances in Video Surveillance has been leveraging the IP network to attach, manage, record and process video technology. Today’s IP Cameras have advanced alongside digital photo imaging technology and now presents most organizations with a significant challenge: “What IP camera technology is right for a particular location?” Recording, storing and managing video footage has also become difficult to understand and implement. Options like LAN/WAN video transmission, recording to a Storage Area Network (SAN) and archiving possibilities should drive organizations to seek the assistance of a Surveillance specialist who understands IP technology. NIC Partners can provide a full picture of your organization’s video surveillance challenges.IP Video Surveillance
Part of any complete Physical Security deployment is intelligently controlling doors throughout your facility. Traditional lock and key mechanism are fraught with issues and prevent integrated management of controlled access. Many organizations spend thousands of dollars each year re-keying facilities and waste countless hours of productivity by tracking down individuals with keys for entry. Today’s intelligent Access Control systems work in conjunction with electronic door locking mechanisms by providing key-code, proximity cards, magnetic stripe cards or biometric readings to allow specific permissions and reporting on physical entry. NIC Partners incorporates Access Control onto the IP network allowing incredible flexibility, scalability and interoperability with other security technologies.IP Access Control
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Once your organization has an IP Video Surveillance solution implemented, a large variety of analytical applications are available to streamline security processes and improve overall security measures. NIC Partners teams with industry leaders for video analytics and can provide customized solutions to the meet the needs of your organization. Today’s most valued analytics include: Movement, People-Counting, Visual/Facial Recognition, License Plate Recognition (LPR), Zone Management, Perimeter Security, Thermal/Infrared Sensing, and Behavioral Analysis (threat detection).Video/Security Analytics
One of the most exciting areas of Physical Security is the ability to integrate multiple technologies into a single, streamlined interoperable solution. NIC Partners is leveraging organizational investments in IP network infrastructure to provide connectivity and interactivity between security technologies. We can blend Unified Communications, Video Surveillance, Access Control, Active Directory and many ODBC compliant databases together for a powerful blended solution. We call this “Managing the Situation,” and can customize many applications together for improved security and a quick Return of Investment.Security Application Integration
Integrating all of your physical security solutions together, especially in a disparate-mixed environment can be challenging. As organizations grow, different security technologies are sometimes “pasted” together (or simply not integrated at all). Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems are designed to address this growing problem by managing ALL your Physical Security solutions together under a single unified solution. These products integrate various security systems into a single command and control interface. By viewing a single screen, security operators can assess and correlate information across their video, access, alarm, radar and other systems. These products also integrate workflow management to simplify operator response and ensure execution of the correct procedures.Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)