If you run a busy facility, you’ll likely often find yourself hosting contractors and other individuals after hours. If you’re using your access control system well, you’ll also have alarms prepared to arm at the end of the work day, which makes any kind of late work harder without tripping any alarms. But using perimeter arming, a method that shields alarms within a certain perimeter from generating alerts, makes this process much easier.
When you define a perimeter, you essentially tell every alarm within that perimeter to stop reporting signs of trouble, even if they would be triggered otherwise. The alarms outside of the perimeter remain unaffected and will still alert you if they are triggered. By shutting off a certain area of alarms, you can ensure that after-hours work or maintenance can continue uninterrupted, free from the burden of unnecessary alarms from devices like motion sensors or card readers.