CCTV and Access Control Systems

Access Control systems can be integrated with CCTV systems for those customers requiring a higher level of security. Not all access control systems have this capability but our team is experienced and an authorized dealer for systems with this capability.

Integrating CCTV feeds into an access control system functions to provide images or video clips that are linked into access control events. This can be accomplished in differing ways so we attempt to educate our customers with information regarding the various methods:

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Map with lighted access control point displays

  • Can show live monitor through access points and live video
  • Can link access control activity reports to associated video recording
  • Can provide “snap shot” picture from video as part of long-term reporting

Live Monitor Activity Report Screen

  • Can show live monitor through access points and live video
  • Can link access control activity reports to associated video recording
  • Can provide “snap shot” picture from video as part of long-term reporting

Reports from access control systems that are integrated with CCTV systems can vary and customers should understand the differing methods during the initial evaluation process:

How are images stored and reported via the access control system?

  • Some integrated system reports only supply a “hot link” to the CCTV
  • Some integrated system reports include a “snap shot” image/picture
  • Some integrated system reports actually contain short video clips

How much additional cost is associated with the integrating CCTV?

Costs can vary significantly depending on reporting and archival time
Graphic designs and more complex reporting can require significant labor

Ultimately, customers should diligently consider their immediate and long term goals for their credentialed access and CCTV requirements so “fork lift” upgrades are not required in the future for lack of initial planning.

Access Control

Planning for access controls can be challenging on multiple levels, but effective planning begins with important questions regarding the goals to be accomplished with any system. Our team strives to provide the most cost-effective solution to meet our customer’s specific access control goals, which encompasses an exceptionally wide variety:

Visitor Management – pedestrians and or vehicles – automated or manned

  • Gate house to Concierge
  • Guest entry phone to e-passes

Vehicle Access Control – High security to general access

  • Destroyed upon removal vehicle tags to standard remote transmitters
  • Standard wrought iron gates, barrier arm operators and crash barriers

Pedestrian Access Control – High security to general access

  • Standard gates/doors to sally ports
  • Standard RFID to Biometrics
  • Entry Access Control or Entry and Exit Access Control

Entry and Exit Access Control Systems also provide different reporting

  • Alerts for personnel remaining onsite after hours
  • Anti-pass back system requirements for more secure entry

Our teams we will be pleased to work with your team to meet your access control requirements. We have experience with many different access control systems and have implemented them for numerous different customers in across multiple industries.

About Paramount

Paramount Companies is St. Louis’s contractor of choice CCTV and Access Control design and quality installation. Call one of our experts about consultation and installation of your next CCTV and Access Control – big or small. Contact us at 314-266-6551 or complete our online service request form to the right.