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Security Design & System Integration

We are a Security Consulting & System Integration firm focusing on Video Surveillance Systems, Access Control and Mass Notification Solutions.

Umbrella Technologies is taking a new approach to security system integration. Too often physical security assets are not combined with cyber security infrastructure, or vice-versa. Design systems that actually work together.

Umbrella is different. We’ve applied our in-depth design and development background to become the most focused, value-driven security system integration company in the industry.

The biggest mistakes when upgrading your facilities Door Access Control System

Electronic Door Access Control Systems are not created equal and the success of your new install or upgrade can dramatically improve the security of your facility and shore up any vulnerabilities. However, not all door access control systems are created equal, and...

The Evolution of the Security System Provider

If you’re planning a new or upgraded a commercial video surveillance system or building access control system you may be wondering who should I hire?  Over the past 15 years, the lines between security systems integrators and physical security consulting firms have...

Top 6 Ingredients when planning for a video surveillance project in 2019

A video surveillance project can be a daunting task, primarily due to the number of factors that determine the best camera to use. Many facilities already have IT infrastructure, which will need to support the cameras you select. The desired image quality and surveillance environment will also determine the camera’s desired performance characteristics. However, the performance of surveillance cameras must be weighed against cost, including the initial cost of the camera and ongoing costs of storing the video.

Mind the Gap: The Divide between Physical and Information Security is as wide as Ever

Infosecurity North America made its debut at ISC East in New York, bringing about 30 IT security companies to the physical security industry. With all the talk of the convergence, this increased presence of information security at a traditionally physical security...

Why Wide Dynamic Range is Important for Video Surveillance?

Standard Camera Obstacles Lighting can make it hard for cameras to capture clear images if the light is cast in the wrong direction. A common issue with surveillance camera situations is reflective surfaces. Wide Dynamic Range Cameras are able to mitigate issue of...

 “After we began working with Umbrella they created a long-term strategy to work within our budget while establishing a video surveillance platform which not-only gave us a much more robust evidence search review but installed High Definition cameras on our exterior which was a night and day quality from what we had previously.”   (Read More)

 

Kane County Judicial Center

Director of Security, Eddie Jackson

“Having Umbrella Technologies on the construction and planning team was of great value to our organization and after the system was turned over to our administrative team they we’re responsive and continued to answer all of our questions. We have on-going training planned with them & are very thankful for the video surveillance system they designed which serves to keep our staff, children and families focused on what matters.”     (Read More)

Youth & Opportunity United

Operations Manager, Kelli-Ann Alcott

Our Story

For nearly 10 years the founders of Umbrella Technologies in Chicago, Illinois created innovative products within the security industry from High Definition cameras, video management software and actionable business intelligence.

Time and time again we got a first-hand look at the core frustrations of end-users and saw the urgent need to create clear convergence of their security technologies. Finally, we said ENOUGH… Read more

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