Remote Monitoring and Video Surveillance Guidance

Posted by Amy Hite on May 24, 2017

Technology innovation has led to ongoing improvements in remote monitoring. HD security cameras provide video surveillance operators high resolution images that can show theft and vandalism in real time. Video analytics and reporting abilities can be tailored to property management and site requirements. Time lapse camera technology enables monitors to pinpoint suspicious activity and document events for police and authorities.

Today's thieves are savvy criminals. They are smarter, always seeking ways to avoid detection. Property owners know that risk liability is more important than ever and seek remote video monitoring to improve site security.

Many commercial real estate owners still stick with ‘boots on the ground’, or on-site security guards. The visual deterrent of live guards on the site has been the standard approach to preventing theft and vandalism. Security guards however are costly, they cannot be everywhere, and they often are put in harm's way. The good news is that those boots just got a turbocharge.

More sophisticated and affordable remote video monitoring solutions are becoming standard practice. Comprehensive real-time site coverage - from construction sites to car dealerships to shopping malls – is now available. One way speaker activation and two way voice-down deterrents can result in thieves fleeing before they cause property damage or loss. Intelligent thieves know and avoid intelligent security and the power of Remote Monitoring.

Commercial real estate owners are now asking the right questions to get the proverbial bigger bang for their security buck.

Remote Monitoring - Key questions

  • I already have on-site cameras. Can your technology integrate with my current security system?
  • What is ‘video analytics’?
  • Live video surveillance sounds expensive – how are you able to reduce security costs by 30%-50%?
  • How can I protect myself from liability claims?
  • My locations are remote. Will onsite cameras still work with video monitoring?
  • I like having security guards. Is it cost-effective to have both onsite guards and remote video monitoring?
  • How much training do your monitoring and surveillance video analysts undergo?
  • How do your remote surveillance cameras alert your staff to suspicious activity?
  • Can I tour your remote monitoring center?
  • What type of redundancies do you have onsite?

Every business and property is unique. Stealth Monitoring and UCIT specialize in custom remote monitoring solutions, including camera location and installation, wireless and outdoor networking, and site protocols.

Live video monitoring services no longer provide a few onsite cameras and single monitor. IP technology now makes it possible to consolidate all major facets of security with an end-to-end physical security solution to combat property crime.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the combined leaders in remote monitoring in the U.S. and Canada, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. We watch over 15,000 cameras to help detect and deter crime across the continent with proactive video monitoring. Virtual remote security technology reduces or even replaces security guards at a fraction of the cost. Our remote surveillance operators are trained to see unusual activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information on remote video monitoring to protect your commercial property. Visit our website to see actual crime video of criminals being apprehended at a range of businesses.

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