Time Synchronization: A Critical Part of a Security System

Security and access control systems are part of our daily lives. But we seldom give much thought to their complexity and all the individual components that comprise them.

One component that is crucial but often overlooked is a time server.

A time server is the common reference for all elements in a security or access control system. It synchronizes everything on the network and delivers Legally Traceable Time,™ which is critical for using video or data logs as evidence in a court of law.

A GNSS-based time server also eliminates the need to leave a port in the firewall open to the outside world just for time, thereby increasing security in critical applications.

Advantages of time synchronization

  • Improved cybersecurity
  • Legally traceable
  • Compliant with industry standards
  • Added credibility for integrators

For more information, please contact a precision timing expert.

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Robyn Federman

Robyn Kahn Federman develops integrated multichannel marketing programs for Orolia's commercial sector. Prior to joining Orolia, she was Director of Marketing and Communications for a direct and digital marketing agency. She holds an MS in journalism and advertising from the University of Kansas, an MS in sociology from the University of Chicago and is a certified content strategist. Sheri Ascencio has been part of Orolia's marketing team for almost ten years, where she works to promote the company's leadership in Resilient PNT to aerospace, defense, and government customers. Prior to joining Orolia, she specialized in high growth technology start-ups, serving as Vice President of Marketing for several early-stage firms in the aviation, transportation and gaming industries. She holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BA from Mills College.