Most secured facilities provide limited access to the general public. Traditionally these facilities relied heavily upon security guards to monitor traffic to and from the facility. Today, additional access control and security surveillance equipment is being implemented in order to improve efficiency and provide remote monitoring support to security guards.
In order to improve surveillance at the security gate, security equipment, such as PoE cameras, road blockers and badge readers might need to be added and connected to the network. Serial, fiber-optics, Ethernet and wireless are all different types of communication mediums that can be used to transport data from end security equipment to the network.
Obstacles such as distance, weather, and construction restrictions can provide limitations to how equipment can be connected. Laying hardwire cable or fiber optics from the security access gate to the main building can require expensive trenching and be time consuming. Therefore, wireless communication equipment would be the most efficient way to network devices from the main building’s control room to the security gate access location.