The last few months have made maintaining and managing physical security IoT systems difficult – minimal onsite staff, limited tools to operate remotely, and increased threats due to empty facilities. If you’re not using automated service assurance capabilities and the digital connection it provides, you most likely don’t have what you need to operate today. This blog goes through the key metrics and capabilities needed right now to operate remotely, safely, and securely.
In talking with several end users and security integrators this week, one thing is clear: we are facing severe limitations on being able to service and maintain physical security systems. Many end users are not letting people onsite, and in some parts of the country there are shelter-in-place orders that limit the ability of technicians to do their normal work. Yet, especially for healthcare and other people working at the frontlines to combat COVID-19, this is a time when they need to know that they and their facilities are secure. In other words, it’s time for the industry to get serious about using digital connections and automation to ensure security systems are always operating as they should.