Cogito Universal Security Management System is the front-end that integrates all your security management tasks. Cogito is a unified command center for managing and monitoring access control, video, alarms and more.
Industrial and manufacturing sites have diverse security needs, depending on the type of operation, the degree of accessibility required for different types of employee, access for visitors ranging from contractors to delivery staff and many other factors.
Cogito enables the complete management and integration of access control, video monitoring and alarm monitoring. Sites may be managed locally or from a central station. Cogito enables any combination of individualized or role-based access is provided through access cards, PIN pads, biometric devices or a combination of these, with access limited to different buildings or areas within buildings not only by the cardholder but by time of day.
Cogito offers a comprehensive time and attendance module and the open-architecture of Cogito enables access control to be integrated with employee management systems to ensure new staff are quickly added with appropriate access and former staff have their access removed. Combined ID/access cards can be produced on site for employees and contractors and a visitor management system, creates access cards, checks visitors in and out of facilities and monitors their location during the visit.
Alarm monitoring will alert control center staff of any attempted intrusions, while integration with video provides for immediate visual confirmation of the situation.
Security staff can also monitor all unsuccessful attempts to open doors and gates if incorrect credentials (unauthorized access card, invalid PIN, non-matching fingerprint) are presented, and a camera attached to the door can capture an image of the individual. Video footage can be stored through local DVRs or through a number of externally hosted video services providers. A guard tour feature enables physical security to be managed and controlled centrally.
Other features such as instant lockdown, can be used in the case of a serious security infraction to ensure no one enters or leaves the facility. In other emergencies, mustering enables employees, contractors and visitors to be counted and identified at evacuation locations.