Controlling and understanding who accesses public buildings and spaces is critical to both physical and cyber security. Iron Bow brings a unique combination of audio visual, networking and Internet of Things (IoT) integration to support smart building, ports and city initiatives.
With Iron Bow you have a partner that understands the networks that support and interact with security solutions to ensure physical security technologies seamlessly work with data solutions to provide a holistic look at the impact of physical assets on overall security posture.
Physical security relies on the digital network. Iron Bow has worked extensively to connect the physical and virtual environments across an array of clients. By enabling access control devices as IoT, we can help close any security vulnerabilities and better ensure that Operational Technology (OT) is treated like IT.
We develop solutions to ensure critical assets are tracked, not only to provide logistical information but also to inform users and administrators of upcoming maintenance and updates. Iron Bow develops solutions utilizing labeling and ticketing systems to track equipment movement as well as receive scheduled and emergency maintenance alerts.
Digitization + IoT
The next step toward digitization is making sense of all of the new data being captured by IoT. Iron Bow draws on decades of network experience to help clients evolve their systems to accept these new streams of data and turn them into actionable insight. The contextual awareness gained when assets can be tracked the same way as data files, holds incredible promise for more efficient and effective operations as well as citizen service.
Iron Bow brings a rich history in designing and deploying AV solutions for collaboration – from streaming to integrated audio visual room systems to telepresence to video on demand. We apply this knowledge to any AV install even if collaboration is not the end goal. Iron Bow designs, engineers and delivers audio visual systems from the simplest hang it and connect it solution to enterprise wide distribution systems and all facets in between.
Preventing Unauthorized Access
Extending the concept of multi-factor identification to physical access increases facility security. Pairing cameras with badge readers ensures that the badge being read by a badge reader is actually in the possession of the appropriate person. Beyond accessing a facility, it is also important to know what devices are in the facility. Iron Bow can help identify solutions that detect Bluetooth and cell phone signals in areas that should not have such devices.
Iron Bow in Action
Improving Asset Management Accuracy
During transition of a state and local contract, Iron Bow found that the agency’s asset management database was only approximately 70 percent accurate. Iron Bow reviewed attributes within Active Directory, as well as the data available through Microsoft System Configuration Center Manager and sanitized the data while integrating it with Iron Bow’s ticketing system. Iron Bow now maintains the relationships between all hardware/software and any related incidents, problems, known errors, change and release documentation. As incidents, problems, known errors, changes and releases are created within ticketing system, the technician selects the affected and/or related Configuration Items (CI) which builds the relationships in the Change Management System real time. The recent outcomes reflect more than 90 percent accuracy and currency of the more than 60,000 CIs that we track
We know the network and can connect new devices to it in a way that works for end users and administrators alike.
Working within budget, compliance restraints and existing infrastructure to provide the best experience possible.
Deploying technology the way your team wants and needs to use it.