Residential security options

Residential Security Handbook 2021: Secure Living Residential Estate (Industry)

The residential estate security market is ever-growing and the demand for electronic security solutions is constantly high. This is mainly due to the increase in criminal activity in residential areas. When implementing an electronic security system at an estate, there are many factors to consider to ensure the safety and protection of residents, their property, and visitors.

Perimeter protection

CCTV cameras are installed at strategic points to cover the perimeter/boundary walls of an estate. There are many security systems available that offer various features and functionality. The most commonly used technology is artificial intelligence. AI cameras can detect humans or vehicles and alert operators of a possible breach, allowing proactive response rather than reactive. CCTV cameras you can consider:

• Thermal bullet camera, 15 mm lens, 384 x 288 pixels, IP66.

• 2 MP ColorVu and AcuSense bullet camera, 4 mm fixed Lens, IP67.

Access controlled entrance and exit gates

The implementation of boom-controlled gates with added access control devices ensures that access is restricted. Regal Distributors recommends using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras such as the 2 MP deep learning ANPR bullet camera. These cameras can record videos of the vehicle entering or exiting the premises. If the number plate is recognised and found to be a threat, an immediate alert is sent to an operator.

Control room and response

This is a vital part of the system as video feeds from the cameras are sent to the control room, to the video management system. If this information is not properly processed and displayed, the system will be ineffective. Having a VMS such as HikCentral, which can unify all aspects of the security system, is key as it allows the operator to use a single platform to view and manage information.

Additionally, a system operator plays a vital part as the link between the security system and the information provided to the response team. The operator will act if an alert is received and dispatch the response team to apprehend the suspect.


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