"We replaced the security guards on our hydro transformer station with live video monitoring. Since then we have lowered our security costs and received a superior security service for our site ... even catching and notifying the fire department, preventing catastrophic loss. The results have been great."
- Project Manager, Canada construction contractor & facility management
This security gate guard quote was featured in the Catch of the Month newsletter: Your Monthly Dispatch Video: Warning speaker drives away hooded criminals with crowbar
A gate guard can be found in isolated and industrial areas such as the hydro plan in the quote, warehouses, oil/gas fields, solar energy farms, construction sites, and ranches. Gates with live security guards can also be found at multifamily apartments and office properties. Large commercial properties often charge a premium for a security gate. The premium would be higher if there were security guards on-site.
Gated commercial properties increase property attractiveness and value through the perception of additional security, safety, and privacy. A control access gate and gate guard serve as a security barrier from unauthorized foot and vehicle traffic.
Two examples of unauthorized traffic are trespassers and tailgaters. A gate guard watches visitors and can prevent unauthorized access. Another access control solution is to have each vehicle enter a gate keypad, access card, or remote to gain entry. Commercial properties can also install a high-speed access control arm to synchronize with the gate.
An on-site gate guard can be very expensive over time. The median salary of a security guard is over $24,000.
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Self-storage facilities give thieves a high number of potential targets in a relatively small physical area. 9% of American households rent over 54,000 self-storage units, so self-storage security facility techniques are important. They can include installing lights, adding more complex locks, hiring a security guard, or installing a proactive security solution.
The first breach in self-storage security usually involves the outer gate, because the outer gate can easily be overcome by thieves if not watched by a gate guard. Thieves can jump over the security gate, smash the gate, cut a lock, or simply follow a self-storage unit owner.
Stealth Monitoring and UCIT Online are the leader in live video surveillance in the U.S. and Canada with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth remote video monitoring watches over 15,000 security cameras and can detect and deter crime in Philadelphia, the U.S., and Canada while reducing security guard and other security expenses. UCIT's virtual security guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance UCIT operator can see unusual activity , activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact UCIT today for more information on security cameras to protect your hydro power station, self-storage site, shopping center, or other commercial property. Visit Stealth's web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at a range of commercial businesses.