Ensuring perfect security is a constant challenge for businesses, art galleries, homeowners and anyone else with valuable assets stored in accessible properties. But there's a problem with conventional security systems. With their endless cables and the infrastructure needed to install network points, they can clutter work spaces and require structural adaptations that increase costs and can compromise historic properties.

However, achieving security doesn't have to work like that. With wireless security networks like those designed by Salto Systems, organisations can install cutting-edge access systems and alarms with minimal disruption. This makes them perfect for spaces where it's essential to change the look and structure as little as possible.

RFID-based readers ensure access control and central oversight

The core of these security setups is wireless RFID (radio frequency identification). Systems like the Salto WiFi network use RFID in clever ways to do away with physical connections, while keeping security staff in total control.

For example, if you have a number of staff access points to an art gallery, you can station a reader next to each doorway and provide RFID-equipped access cards to accredited personnel. The readers take the identity information from these cards and transmit it to a central database, which approves the access and prevents unauthorised entrances. And when cards are lost, all of the locks on the network can be informed instantly, preventing a card thief entering in the meantime.

The costs and impact are fairly low

This kind of next-generation wireless access control doesn't have to come with a next-generation price tag. In fact, one of the benefits of opting for wireless security networks is the way they combine intuitive, low-impact solutions with lower costs than traditional cable-based options.

Let's say you're securing a recently renovated early 20th century warehouse development in Sydney. The development could have 10 or more access doors, all of which may need to be monitored and controlled from a central security office.

In that case, placing electronic access handles on entrance doors would provide the required level of security. At the same time, no cabling will be needed, so you won't need to drill through period brickwork or adapt existing layouts. And to cap it all, the cost will be lower than conventional access systems.

There does not have to be a trade-off between integrating security infrastructure and protecting the look of historic buildings. With wireless technology, it's easy to achieve both.