Use Avigilon Appearance Search to Find What You Need…Fast

Stop sorting through hours of video and improve overall response time by compiling specific information about a person or incident. With Avigilon Appearance Search, finding exactly what you need is a quick and easy process. Using advanced video analytics, you will be able to easily locate the specific object or person you are looking for using an artificial intelligence search engine through descriptions, facial analytics and more.

Search Using Descriptions
Trying to locate a person that left their purse on a table in a large hospital? Easily narrow in on the person or object you are looking for by searching using descriptions. Using specific characteristics including shirt color, gender, height, etc., you will be able to quickly scroll through the footage you need in order to locate the person more easily.

Facial Analytics
Focus on specific facial features and narrow down your search. While people’s faces, hair color, clothing and accessories change over the time, Avigilon Appearance Search focuses on the key person, even if other attributes change over time. Appearance Search can pinpoint down to the correct analytical characteristics to easily find who you are looking for.

Blurred Exporting
Wish you could blur out elements of a video to make finding certain people or objects easier? You can! Focus solely on the person or object you are following by blurring out all other elements in view. This allows the attention to be focused on the object or person so time can be used more efficiently in narrowing in on other parts of the search.


Avigilon’s Appearance Search uses artificial intelligence searching to focus on specific people or objects. Using characteristics, facial analytics and blurred exporting, the daunting task of searching through hours of video can be made simpler using this video analytics tool. Take your searches to the next level and improve overall responder time.

For more information about how to use this search tool, please call 215-443-8600 or visit us at www.AccessSecurity.com.

How to Ensure a Secure Campus Environment

It’s important to carry a focused approach towards protecting the grounds of your school’s campus. It’s essential for all campuses to properly prepare for incidents in the case that they do occur. Improve the security of your buildings, both inside and out, by considering the following tips:

  1. Maintain clear lines of communication. Encourage your students to speak out if they notice any suspicious activity or feel uncomfortable! Let them know that school officials or campus security will listen closely as they express their concerns and will do everything to investigate and resolve the issue. Your student body plays an important role in the security of your campus; essentially, they’re the eyes and ears of your facility. Make sure they know that their input is important! Easily communicate with staff, students and parents in the event of an emergency. Mass notification systems that easily alert all necessary parties of impending danger can be the difference between life and death.
  2. Security presence around campus. A visible presence of security around campus can have a strong effect on the message of the school. Whether this be through cameras, security systems, guards, etc. the simple existence of these security measures can stop a criminal in their tracks, providing for a safer environment. It will make your students and faculty feel more secure knowing they are well protected and looked out for.
  3. Proactive planning. Planning is always key, but especially critical when it comes down to the safety of faculty and students on a campus. Consider possibilities from all angles, both inside and out. Have a system down pat that works seamlessly between your faculty, staff and authorities. When you receive service and support from a company like Access Security Corp., specialists will help you cover all the bases; from designing and engineering the best safeguard possible, to supporting you with a reassuring central monitoring system. Add the appropriate tools to your school’s security plan, and you’ll be ready to respond to a potentially life-threatening situation in the community.
  4. Access control systems. The advancements in security technology has been astounding for campuses. From wireless locks to card readers and even facial recognition, the ability to track who enters and leaves buildings throughout campus is an effective method in preventing harm. From residence halls to classrooms, dining halls and recreational buildings, the use of access cards, biometric readers, proximity readers and video analytics can provide great benefits and enhanced safety measures. The use of access control in order to enter buildings prevents unwanted individuals and suspicious activity, restricting access to only trusted personnel. It can allow you to monitor these systems remotely, lock and unlock entryways from your phone and receive real time data and insight into the amount of traffic in and out of certain buildings throughout the day.
  5. Ask for a professional security consultation. With Access Security, our team will visit your site to listen to and acknowledge the needs and concerns of your faculty. Then, we will evaluate each building to identify possible threats and figure out how your current security measures can be improved. Maybe you need to install a better video surveillance system to monitor the behavior of your students, or you want to invest in an access control system, shooter detection system or intrusion alarm. Whichever route you choose, our team will help to ensure the safety of your students, faculty and visitors.

    Ready to learn more about enhancing your security measures? Call 1-800-886-5625 or contact via email at sales@accesssecurity.com.

Preventing Commercial Electrical Fires

Electrical fires can happen anywhere, especially in colder weather, due to the increased use of heating and electric systems. While electrical fires rank the highest as the leading cause of commercial fires, organizations consistently don’t do as much as they could to prevent them. While many factors can expose an organization to risk, check out some of the most common causes listed below.

Circuit Overload
One of the most common causes of an electrical fire is an overloaded circuit. When various energy sources all share the same outlet, including microwaves, refrigerators, computers and heaters, the amount of energy it takes for all of them to run can exceed the capacity of what the circuit can handle.

Preventative Tip #1: Reduce the amount of systems using the same circuit. From refrigerators and microwaves, to printers, TV’s and computers, these common office appliances have the potential to exceed the maximum wattage amount. Avoid using the microwave at the same time someone is trying to print or turn off the tv before starting to vacuum. These small steps can help to avoid a detrimental situation.

Defective Wiring
Depending upon where the wiring is, it can be damaged much quicker in exposed areas. Weather factors, animals and temperature changes are all forces that can destroy it. All wiring is at risk of deteriorating and should be watched both in and outside of commercial buildings.

Outdated wiring is also a cause for concern. Due to an increase in electrical use as compared to years ago, the wiring that once fared well for certain buildings, might be unable to handle the larger amounts that are used today.

Preventative Tip #2: Pay special attention to wiring that is exposed to outdoor elements. These should be checked periodically for any signs of wear and tear. Wiring that appears frayed or broken down should immediately be looked at before risk of it turning dangerous.  

Wires and systems should be kept in a clean, dry, temperature-controlled area to prevent elements from ruining these materials.

Hot Spots
What are these exactly? Trouble.

When faulty wires, overloaded circuits, or an imbalance in the electrical system come into play, too much heat can be produced in certain spots on a panel. These hot spots can lead to dangerous electrical fires that can destroy buildings in minutes.

Preventative Tip #3: How to prevent these? Cooling methods such as fans or air conditioners can be an effective method to lower the air temperature. Air deflectors help with the flow of air and can be redirected to hotter points to lower the chance of hot spots.  You can locate these easily through techniques such as infrared testing, thermal imaging and even flashlights.  

How Access Security Can Help
Fire safety should be one of the main priorities of any organization and with a properly installed fire alarm and detection system, you are on the right track. With a team of highly trained professionals, Access Security can meet those needs and install a comprehensive fire alarm system that complies with the requirements of the National Fire Protection code. We offer a full line of fire alarm systems consisting of initiating devices, notification appliances, control panels and annunciators.

We strive to create an outstanding and lasting partnership with each one of our customers. By providing the best technical support, we can ensure we efficiently meet your most pressing needs.

Interested in learning more about how we can help your organization? Head on over to www.AccessSecurity.com or call 1-(800) 886-5625.