Jeroen van Dormolen
Articles by Jeroen van Dormolen
At what time of day do you have most people in your building? Do you have enough parking spaces for your employees? Are there always enough first aiders in the building to meet safety requirements? Security systems provide a wealth of data, which can provide the answers to these questions and more. By extracting reports from your system, you can gather valuable information to increase safety or improve business processes. Wiebe Koopmans, owner of Linked Solutions, advises businesses on the implementation of smart reports. In an interview with Jeroen van Dormolen, Business Development Manager at Nedap Security Management, Wiebe discusses the added value reporting provides, and the possibilities it offers for optimising security, safety and processes. See the truth so you can minimise risk If your organisation’s security is a high priority, it’s important you have insight into the use and control of your security systems. Are people repeatedly trying to gain unauthorised access, for example? Are your gates working properly? How many unused cards are in your system? Do people have access to doors they don’t use? Reports can answer these types of question and prompt you to make necessary changes. A report providing insight into allocated rights compared to the entrances actually used, for example, will highlight where you need to tighten up your authorisation profiles. “You can increase your organisation’s security levels by limiting authorisations as much as possible,” explains Wiebe. “I often see organisations with allocated authorisations that aren’t in line with current needs. Additional rights are often allocated when someone moves department, for example. But the previous authorisations aren’t removed – often due to concerns about the cardholder being confronted with locked doors. A report can indicate whether such concerns are justified.” Reports illuminate how you can save costs by using business resources more effectively or improving processes Improve security and efficiency As well as having a direct effect on your organisation’s security and safety, reporting can have an indirect impact too. “Your security system’s used by many different people each day,” says Wiebe. “For example receptionists, security officers and the facilities management department. It records which actions are carried out by which user, and reports can show which actions are sensitive to errors. So you can amend your system to reduce the number of errors and increase security. Reports can also highlight which actions users spend most time on, for example replacing cards or changing authorisations, so you assess which processes it would be worthwhile automating to save time.” Use insights to optimise operations “We’ve looked at how reports can help you to optimise security and safety for your employees. But the information from your security system is valuable to other areas of your business too. Your facilities information provided by reports to optimise processes or building utilisation,” explains Jeroen. Wiebe agrees, explaining how information from access control provides insight into how your buildings are used and indicates whether you can realise efficiency gains. “Reports can show how many people are present in your buildings during each hour of the day, for example. And, if you expand these reports to include department, position and work place, you can divide office costs across various departments or apply a substantiated strategy for flexi or remote working. In this way, reports illuminate how you can save costs by using business resources more effectively or improving processes.” “If the data present in your company is collated in the right way, you’ll get answers to your most pressing operational questions. Determining the right questions is the most important part in order to convert the information available into useful reports.”
Canon and ASSA ABLOY have invited Nedap to demonstrate AEOS’s powerful integration capabilities at the event Canon and ASSA ABLOY have invited Nedap Security Management to demonstrate AEOS’s powerful integration capabilities at IFSEC. AEOS, manufactured by Nedap, is the first software-based security management platform. IFSEC attendees will witness its strength and flexibility in integrations with world-class access and video solutions. AEOS is a truly integrated platform for access control, intrusion detection, video and locker management seamlessly integrating with other industry solutions. AEOS uniquely manages all types of sensors and devices at a controller level. This way, AEOS offers users freedom to select best of breed technology and combine them in the AEOS platform. The best of both Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, invited Nedap to show how commercial spaces and buildings can take advantage of both the cameras’ intelligent functionality and AEOS’s advanced options, by integrating AEOS with Canon cameras. Jeroen van Dormolen, Video Product Expert at Nedap says: “Advanced analytics are becoming increasingly key for businesses in a range of sectors. IFSEC is a great opportunity for us to show the power of our enhanced security management solution, especially when coupled with Canon’s high quality surveillance products.” Increased functionality ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will showcase at IFSEC how its Aperio® locks integrate with the AEOS platform. Aperio® upgrades mechanical doors and connects them wirelessly to an existing electronic access control system. AEOS offers users freedom to select best of breed technology and combine them in the AEOS platform “Our ambition is to offer access control with flexible door locking and opening solutions,” says Gareth Ellams, Key Account Director Access Control Solutions at ASSA ABLOY EMEA. “Aperio® wireless technology has been designed with and for end users, so it’s simple and effective for security and IT managers. Aperio® wireless locking devices are cost-effective extensions of Nedap’s established AEOS security management system, allowing for a greater number of doors to be controlled.” ASSA ABLOY will also demonstrate how Traka key cabinets can be integrated into AEOS, allowing users to extend their AEOS security management platform with key management. Close industry cooperation To ensure that integrations with technology partners remain seamless, Nedap works closely with established security industry brands, such as Canon and ASSA ABLOY. Lea Milovich, Technology Partner Manager at Nedap says, “We believe that only by working in tandem with other companies can we guarantee the development of successful products. Through the close working relationships we’ve built with our technology partners, we ensure users and installers get the very best solutions.” To discover the power of AEOS’s integration capabilities, visit Nedap at the following IFSEC stands: E1450, F500 and D1700.