State and Local Governments are constantly tasked with public safety initiatives. They need to show they are a safe place to live, work, and play. It’s a part of their brand, and it’s what attracts people and businesses to their area.
Government agencies are responsible for a variety of different services across a wide geographical area. These can include: libraries, recreation centers, transportation hubs, health and human services, public works, clinics and medical centers, government offices, law enforcement stations, jails, correctional facilities, courthouses, fire departments, energy buildings, and more. Designing a safe environment requires multiple security devices and applications that ideally work together.
Most well-designed security systems include detection, alarms, intercoms, security video, access control, Security Guards, Police Officers, parking lots with barriers, and more. After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such a complex environment.
Most State and Local Governments do not have fully integrated security devices and applications. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. What’s more, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down, malfunctioning, or compromised. Security Teams requires tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with speedy dissemination of good and productive information.