The integration and convergence of multiple functions into a single network system has rapidly emerged as one of the leading trends in contemporary building security - particularly among large-scale commercial properties which are regularly accessed by numerous individuals.

In the past, large-scale commercial properties typically possessed a raft of discrete systems for the handling of a broad range of building functions, each of them possessing their own dedicated networks, access points and control personnel. This led to a complex and unwieldy situation in which building managers were forced…