Integrating office video security systems like Cisco Meraki and access control from Openpath prevents teams from having to go back and forth between platforms to audit/collect information, with everything configured in a single interface. Using two cloud-based systems, the integration makes it easy to configure custom alerts for access events, with video thumbnails of the event embedded right in the notification for faster verification. Open and integrated platforms are a smart way to take advantage of automations across IoT-connected devices, streamlining security operations.
There are many security providers that offer a combined video security and access control solution. While the benefit of this is that you have one provider for both systems, the downside is that you’re likely going to be limited in functionality, flexibility, and security. As an all-in-one solution, the Verkada video surveillance system has security vulnerabilities that has made the cameras a target for hackers, and resulted in an international data breach affecting 150,000 Verkada cameras. Often, all-in-one solutions won’t support third-party integrations, and usually offer a limited range of features compared with a company that is only focused on only providing the best of one specific technology. Therefore, if you want best-of-breed solutions, open and cloud-based platforms with limitless integrations are the way to go for your business video surveillance.