With the convergence of new physical security technologies, the integration of existing security hardware into new security platforms can be a challenge. With the onset of IP-based technology in CCTV and access control, you need a clear understanding of the design of current systems as well as the capabilities of existing hardware and software.
One persistent dilemma that plagues security administrators is technology compatibility/interoperability. Many security systems of the past have limited or no ability to integrate with today’s physical security products. As IP technology continues to evolve, the integration and convergence of technologies is paramount in the continuous evolution of campus physical security.