Landed property is real estate that earns landowners income without them needing to participate in the enterprise taking place on the land. Office buildings earn landlords income from businesses who lease office space, but landlords do not have to be involved in the businesses that lease space. However, one thing that makes properties attractive to commercial clients is well designed security systems for landed property. Commercial, industrial and governmental grade security systems are typically used and are more capable of detecting and deterring criminal acts than residential systems.
Security Components for Landed Property
Some landed properties have high-value, high-risk lessees that require state-of-the-art security systems to protect assets. The components used in all commercial applications are typically higher end than those used in most residential applications but can vary widely in the elaborateness of the setup depending on the needs of the lessees. Banks need better security than dental offices. Diamond merchants need higher end security than clothing stores.
Perimeter intrusion detection and surveillance cameras are usually hard-wired rather than wireless. Motion detection sensors may also use invisible lasers in addition to passive heat detection sensors. It depends on the level of security needed. CCTV cameras are likely to be much higher in resolution. The lenses can focus on tiny details to the degree of even being able to see the serial numbers on currency exchanging hands as well as being used along with facial recognition software.
IP vs Analog and CCTV vs Megapixel
Entrance and Perimeter Protection
Experts recognize that better security is layered security. Landed property is likely to have lighting and cameras strategically placed throughout the exterior of a property to monitor everyone that comes and goes day and night. The days of grainy surveillance footage are over. Today’s surveillance cameras can zoom in and read a VIN plate on a vehicle, and they can use software to recognize banned persons who enter their fields of view.
The second layer is usually like this card access system to control ingress. Most properties have public entrances monitored by security guards with private and sensitive areas controlled by access ID badges. Some badges must be swiped through a card reader or held against a card reader to unlock doors. Other systems detect the embedded RFID chips at greater distances and automatically release door locks making passage less cumbersome to authorized personnel who may have their hands full.
As stated earlier, experts recognize that better security is had when it is in layers. Most protected commercial, industrial and government properties, whether owned or leased, utilize electronic surveillance and intrusion detection as well as trained guards to protect properties. However, even the movement of the guards is controlled by the electronic system. No one goes in or out unmonitored or unfettered. Personnel and even assets can have their locations and movement monitored by the security system at all times. Electronic records of video surveillance, personnel and asset movement are stored electronically on and off site as another layer of redundant protection.
Another key feature of modern high-tech security systems is remote access capability to allow authorized personnel the ability to do remote monitoring of video cameras. This permits another layer of security of being able to monitor the system as well as employees and guards on site.