5 Systems Every MCST Should Consider the New Normal

by Sep 20, 2020

With the number of cases of Covid-19 increasing in Singapore, the government has introduced extended Circuit Breaker measures. With more social distancing in place, should condos and buildings consider increasing security workforce to manage these additional requirements? We’ve created a list of 5 must-have systems that building owners, MCSTs and property managers should consider. Some are new systems, but most are easily adaptable with simple upgrades.

Remote CCTV Systems

Remote CCTV permits security personnel to view the video remotely. There are many systems in the market that allow a simple upgrade. Eagle Eye Networks is a cloud-based Video Surveillance. Any building can swap out their existing DVR/NVR for their cloud bridges, and the system is good to go. Specific cameras can be shared with particular users and managed and viewed remotely. Such features allows remote viewing, thus resulting in a reduction of risks to security officers and front-line staff.

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Remote Access Control Systems

With a remote access control system, entry gates/doors can be managed and opened remotely. Brivo On Air is a cloud-based access control system that allows for an easy upgrade. It can work with a variety of brands of readers and cards. A simple swap of the existing card reader control panel to a Brivo Cloud Panel and the system is ready to be used.

Cloud Intercom

Existing intercoms still require the visitor or delivery personnel to call the unit directly. With 2N cloud-based intercoms callers can get in touch with the tenant via their smart device. The system allows for touch-less entry. During a time like this, such an approach reduces many risks to security and front-line personnel. As a result, less viral spread.

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Cloud Visitor Management Systems

Cloud-based VMS can run from an app on an iPad or tablet. One cloud-based VMS account can support multiple lobbies and locations. VMS allows touch-less logs of entry and exit of delivery personnel, vendors or visitors. Envoy is a cloud-based VMS that works with various APIs for integration. Users can sync Envoy with existing delivery apps, meeting room booking apps and even Safe Entry app.  

IP-based Temperature Screening Cameras

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Currently, some condos and buildings have adopted temperature screening checks. As a result, more staff deployed to do the screening. The risks of virus spread to these staff are higher now. An IP Temperature Screening Camera can take temperatures remotely, thus reducing risks from direct contacts. Some like D-Link allows facial recognition and even employ AI to send alerts to security personnel and front-line staff.

As mentioned above these systems are not really new and can be easily adopted by MCSTs in Singapore. Equally important is that these systems help in reducing resource requirements as well as reduce risks to front-line staff. This virus is not going away soon. As a result, we should all do our part to stop its spread. If your MCST or building would like more information, simply contact us here.