Integrated Security Systems: Use in Everyday Life

The term integrated security systems might sound like quite a complicated idea, but they are security features which are used on a daily basis. The most common use for a security system like this is in blocks of flats, where intercom systems are used to allow access to certain areas of the building. Integrated security systems simply refers to the integration of two or more security features to help improve security. We take intercom systems for granted, but imagine if you had a voice calling device, a camera which was accessed independently and finally a locking system which also had to be handled by itself. It would make entry access much more complicated and time consuming.Telephone access systems are taken for granted nowadays but they are a crucial security feature of blocks of flats. Without them, these places would be easily targeted by criminals who would have access to huge numbers of buildings. With telephone entry systems, only the people you want can get access to parts of the building. This means that there are two doors separating you from someone who could potentially be a threat to you, rather than one.


Telephone entry systems might be one of the most simple forms of integrated security systems but that does not mean that they are not complex. The electronic system must easily configure voice recording, video recording and a locking system and has a responsibility to provide around the clock safety to residents. This means that it cannot fail or be tampered with, and must allow access when the residents want it to. The technology inside these devices is very complex and often works on wireless communication. The device outside the building must provide video imaging and voice recording when required and must then allow access at the click of a button. In order for this to all occur simultaneously, a complex system is required which takes a lot of tweaking.One of the most important features that telephone entry systems and all integrated security systems must provide is resilience and a strong structure. A criminal might be put off by the presence of one of these systems, but only if it cannot be tampered with in order to allow access. The exterior shell of these integrated security systems must therefore be strong and might even have an alarm which would tell residents if someone has tampered with the equipment. This covers all parts of the entry system, including the video recording. The camera should be tough and furthermore continuously record if someone is vandalising it. The camera is arguably the easiest part of the system to damage so these must be as resistant as possible.


Telephone entry systems are one of the most commonly installed integrated security systems but they are one of the most important. Flats are targeted by criminals regularly and thus it is important for them to offer additional security where possible. They have been a mainstay in flats for a number of years and as technology improves, we are set to see these systems becoming more resilient and enhance security even further.