Security & Access Control Engineering Services

Engineering the best tech to protect.

While digital security grabs the headlines, traditional physical security and safety products and systems — as well as the essential security engineering that powers them — remain critical in both our homes and workplaces. In fact, the physical security market is more than $130 billion annually, with video surveillance exceeding $10 billion alone. The need for fast and efficient, yet secure, access control software, hardware and unified systems is increasing — and even drones are now a part of the physical security and response arsenal.

Cardinal Peak’s talented team has professional physical security software engineering experience in every security touchpoint, from sensors and security video capture to automated image analysis, physical security software engineering services, and cloud storage solutions for security camera footage and files. We have developed custom Video Management System integrations, along with access control software and mobile apps for security professionals and end users alike. Through custom security engineering solutions, the Cardinal Peak team has helped many companies develop and complete physical security projects that have successfully kept homes and offices — and the people inside them — safe, secure, and informed.

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Physical Security Engineering Case Studies

As one of the top physical security product engineering firms, Cardinal Peak’s security software development spans from access control software engineering to custom Video Management Systems (VMS) as seen in the projects below. If you’re looking for innovative and efficient security engineering services, please contact us today.

Physical Security Product Development FAQs

What Kind of Security Engineering Services Do You Provide?

At Cardinal Peak, we help develop products to expand our clients’ physical security product offerings, whether for enterprise level access control solutions or for home security. We can develop effective security software solutions for any part of your physical security system from 1) the embedded sensors, locks and control panels at portals, through 2) the back-office or cloud server applications, to 3) client or end-user access control software and apps. We have developed monitoring apps for security professionals that allow them to manage all aspects of their access control system from a smartphone while being mobile. Similarly, we have developed apps for end-users that allow their smartphone to be used as their badge and provide other value-add features such as escort requests and mustering in the event of evacuation. Additionally, we have developed multiple battery-powered Wi-Fi locks. Whether your physical security engineering needs are for embedded, server or mobile development, we have an experienced team that can enable the most efficient and reliable security product performance. Contact us and schedule a consultation to learn more about the physical security engineering services we provide and how they can help empower your product.

What Type of Custom VMS Integrations Have You Done in the Access Control Market?

Cardinal Peak has deep experience in all aspects of video management system design including those tailored for the physical security and access control markets. We develop video management systems (VMS) for collecting, processing, interpreting, storing, and distributing video streams. For one client, we developed a cloud-based system for monitoring multiple video feeds from thousands of convenience stores. For a different client, we helped develop an innovative and highly intuitive display system for viewing large numbers of video streams in a “wall of video.” For another client, we developed a smartphone app for security professionals with extensive security video monitoring capabilities. This app freed operators from sitting in a control center watching video monitors by providing intelligent alarms with a complete video review system all in the palm of their hand. Like everything we develop, our client’s own all the IP for the custom VMS systems we develop for them. If you are looking to create a VMS as part of your product offering, please contact us.

What Type of Physical Security and Access Control Software Engineering Do You Provide?

As an end-to-end product development company, we help physical security and access control companies develop their products. We support embedded devices used in your typical access control systems such as Wi-Fi locks, cameras, and badge readers. We develop back-office or cloud-based server software that provides all the business logic for a security system. We have the skills and experience in security app development to streamline development of  client and end-user applications for interacting with a physical security system. We also provide end-to-end software quality assurance and penetration testing. If you want to expand your physical security product line, contact us to see how we can speed your product development schedule.

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