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Remote Security Guards Benefits

Posted by Amy Hite on Jun 26, 2017

Remote security guards can play an important role in commercial real estate security. They can provide better property coverage, communication, and documentation than a traditional on-site security guard or patrol service. Remote security guard services can be customized to meet the needs of a range of commercial properties, such as office buildings, shopping centers, manufacturing plants, industrial warehouses, transportation hubs, multifamily apartments, car dealerships, and construction sites.

What Are Remote Security Guards?

Remote security guards are trained video operating monitors who watch your commercial real-estate with on-site IP surveillance cameras. A remote operator can watch multiple cameras and provide more coverage than a security guard walking the property. Remote security guard services can provide significant benefits, including cost savings, increased safety, better coverage, and documented evidence.

Cost Savings

Security services spending in 2013 reached $350 billion in the United States and is projected to grow 2.4% annually. Apartment buildings and businesses seek to increase the safety of their residents, employees, patrons, and assets. At the same time they want to reduce expensive guard costs. A remote security guard service can cost up to 60% less than on-site security guards, especially compared to armed security guard services.

Proactive Response to Criminal Activity

Video monitoring systems provide video analytics to help live surveillance operators evaluate camera activity and take appropriate action. If an operator sees suspicious activity, he can take proactive action to warn criminals away through speakers or contact authorities. Remote security guards can call property owners or managers, on-site security guards, and the police to deter criminal activity. In many cases police can arrive while the suspects are still on the property and make an arrest.

Documented Evidence

Camera and system technologies provide advanced features and documentation that can be used by video monitors, police arriving on the scene, and police investigators after the crime has been committed.

NVRs (Network video recorders) can store video from live cameras for compelling video evidence. PTZ cameras allow live remote security guards to pan, tilt, and zoom the camera to capture important suspect details, such as their location, dress, weapons, tools, and activity. These videos can be shared with police to assist in apprehension and prosecution of criminals.

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 500 employees, 15 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring watches over 20,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.