Secured access systems for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Cedar Falls & Waterloo

Technicom assists eastern Iowa business owners in setting up secure access systems such as:

  • ID authentication
  • Keycard access
  • Closed circuit television (CCTV) security systems
  • Alarm systems

What is a secured access system?

A secured access system, or access control, regulates who or what can view or use resources in a computing environment. It is a fundamental concept in security that minimizes risk to the business or organization.There are two types of these systems: physical and logical. Physical access control systems limit access to campuses, offices, rooms and physical assets. Logical access control limits connections to computer networks, system files, business phones, and/or data.To secure a facility, organizations use electronic access control systems that rely on user credentials, access card readers, auditing and reports to track employee access to restricted business locations and proprietary areas, such as data centers. Some of these systems incorporate access control panels to restrict entry to rooms and buildings, as well as alarms and lockdown capabilities, to prevent unauthorized access or operations.

Internet based phones versus old school land lines

The most significant differences between VoIP and landline phones are in the tech. Landline phones  have not changed much since the beginning of the twentieth century and require an infrastructure of wiring and exchange hardware. Landline phone technology is limited, only allowing users to make and receive voice-only calls. VoIP technology, on the other hand, has changed how businesses communicate. While IP capabilities have been around for decades, business VoIP services have advanced in recent years, due to phone innovation and faster internet speeds.Unlike landline phones that require add-ons for phone features (at an additional cost), modern business VoIP systems come with an array of popular communication features built-in.

How does a VoIP system work?

VoIP phones (also known as Internet phones and IP phones) work by turning your voice into data known as packets. Digital voice data is then transmitted over the internet like an email. If you’ve used providers like Skype or Zoom for business calls, you’ve used VoIP. VoIP Calls are made on your phone (connected to the internet with a network cable) or via computer using an app. When you make a call, the VoIP service provider routes the voice data packets between you and the other caller—all within a split second.

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