While features like access control, surveillance, and emergency response protocols are likely the first things that come to mind when you think of bank security, there are many nuances to an effective system. Using the latest technology can fortify and streamline security systems in financial institutions, making it easier to stay proactive against security threats. Here are some less-obvious bank security considerations.
IP Surveillance is essential
Analog cameras and DVRs are no longer ideal for today’s security needs. Analog technology no longer has the resolution nor lighting dynamics required to meet today’s varied banking configurations.
IP camera systems offer superior image quality, more versatile site ranges, and the data they collect is carefully encrypted so it cannot be compromised or stolen. IP cameras offer a host of AI-driven features that allow for enhanced monitoring and can trigger automated responses, keeping security teams apprised of security threats in real-time.
American Alarm will work with you to select NDAA-compliant surveillance devices and install an IP video network that integrates with your bank’s existing IT system.
Fire Alarm Systems protect assets
An effective fire alarm system keeps a bank’s assets, records, personnel, and customers safe during an emergency. Protecting clients’ irreplaceable assets is critical for banks offering safety deposit boxes.
American Alarm can help design and implement a compliant fire alarm system. We offer daily electronic testing and can create tailored service plans and inspection schedules to ensure the system is always functioning properly.
Video analytics offer proactive solutions
Having up-to-date video monitoring equipment is essential for banks. Modern cameras have powerful video analytic features like facial recognition, heat mapping, counting people, and more. These features give you the agility to respond to various security issues in efficient and tailored ways.
For instance, fraudulent accounts are a common issue. If an individual is linked to fraudulent activity you can use facial recognition analytics to quickly search surveillance footage for any instances of that individual within archived footage. This information can be used to create push notification security alerts for the branch. The data can be shared with the other branches so they can monitor for the same individual.
This same technology can capture license plates as well.
Security solutions for ATM environments
Protecting customers in ATM vestibules is a top priority. Customers withdraw cash in these spaces, so effective video monitoring within and outside the vestibule is key for capturing foul play.
Some criminals will attempt to obstruct the camera while they tamper with an ATM; IP cameras can use object recognition to send alerts if the camera view is ever obscured. When such a notification is sent, a surveillance team can be dispatched to the ATM location.
Due to New England’s harsh winters, loitering in ATM vestibules is a common issue. Video analytics within surveillance cameras can track instances of loitering and send security alerts when it is detected. The security system can be programmed to play a disruptive recording to discourage loitering. The recording is customizable, but “please leave the premises, the police have been contacted” is a common option.
If you’re looking for ways to improve bank security or streamline the security response within your financial institution, American Alarm can help. We offer tailor-made solutions that incorporate everything from surveillance and alarm systems to fire and environmental alert systems.
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