As mentioned above, no security system is the same. Apartment building security systems will differ from a security system for commercial building because security objectives are different for each type of facility.
In the majority of cases, a security system for commercial building presents a more comprehensive solution than typical apartment building security systems and comprises:
- Access control including multi-layered commercial access control
- Perimeter security CCTV
- Various sensors and detectors, such as infrared, microwave or laser sensors
- Intruder alarms
- Fire detection system
- Fire extinguisher system
All of the above systems can be integrated into a complex security solution thanks to which greater flexibility, scalability, and control can be achieved.
Now let’s consider apartment building security systems. To foster a secure living environment for tenants owners of residential properties install security cameras in corridors and elevators, apply key card systems that enable access to facilities, and implement entry intercom at doors, etc. Some property owners also employ professional security guards.
As you can see, both of the categories mentioned above partially apply the same security tools, i.e., CCTV monitoring for intrusion detection, keypads and fobs for access control, etc.