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What is a Remote Video Monitoring Service?

Posted by Amy Hite on Jun 27, 2017

A remote video monitoring service can amplify a property’s commercial real estate security. This security solution can provide better coverage, communication, and documentation of events than an on-site security guard or patrol. A customized security solution can be created for office buildings, flex spaces, shopping centers, manufacturing plants, logistics hubs. residential properties, construction sites, and auto dealerships.

What is a Remote Video Monitoring?

A remote video service uses trained video monitors who can watch your property with on-site IP security cameras. Remote video monitoring offers more coverage than traditional security guards because they can watch multiple locations simultaneously. This service can provide multiple benefits that include lower overhead, increased safety to employees and clients, better coverage, and video evidence.

Cost Savings

Property managers are continually trying to get the best bang for their buck. They want to increase the safety and protection of its employees, patrons, and assets, but many are often price sensitive. In 2013, the United States spent $350 billion in security services. Experts predict that this amount will increase by 2.4% annually. A remote video monitoring service can cost up to 80% less that a traditional security guard service. The savings are even greater compared to an armed security guard.

Proactive Response to Criminal Activity

A customized video monitoring system is augmented with video analytics. Video analytics help the trained surveillance operators assess activity and take appropriate action. If a remote video monitor sees suspicious activity, he can take a course of action based on protocol. He can activate an on-site speaker to deter the criminal or contact the local authorities. A video monitor can call property owners, property managers, on-site security guards. and local police. In many cases, police arrive while the criminals are still on the commercial property and make the arrest.

Documented Evidence

NVRs (Network video recorders) can store video from live cameras for compelling video evidence. PTZ cameras allow live remote security monitors 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.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s 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 (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.