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The Virtual Surveillance Advantage and Security Guards

Posted by Amy Hite on Feb 15, 2013

Surveillance Cameras in Use

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The guard industry is a multibillion dollar industry, and it is just a matter of time before technology supplements or replaces a lot of that labor expense. While on-site guards may be the most traditional form of security used to protect properties from theft or vandalism, many businesses are benefiting from utilizing a remote live video monitoring service like Stealth Monitoring. Three major differences are detailed below.

  1. Even the well-trained security guard is only human and can only be in one place at a time. By strategically placing multiple cameras around your property, Stealth Monitoring can keep many areas under watch at once. Our team of highly trained, personnel then monitors multiple live video feeds at the premises from our control center with abilities to interact with speakers, lights, police dispatch, and customized instructions.
  2. Guards onsite bring inherent liabilities as they handle situations that occur on the premises. Guards often go inside a tenant space which is typically not allowed and could be too aggressive or unqualified to handle serious situations as they escalate. Guards cannot arrest anyone without the police and can get injured while onsite dealing with a confrontation. Camera footage doesn’t lie and answers the question without having as many lawsuits and liabilities.
  3. In comparison to an onsite guard service, utilizing a remote video monitoring and virtual surveillance service can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The average cost of an annual guard expense is $45,000 to $70,000 depending on the quality of the guard and hours. The average monthly expense is typically 15% of that annual cost after the first year. The first year includes the upfront equipment cost which varies significantly based on the amount of coverage desired.

If your property has vulnerable assets, such as copper wiring, to protect, then take advantage of the live video monitoring services provided by Stealth Monitoring. We offer the latest in security technology and virtual surveillance services, employing proactive video monitoring techniques to provide safety to your property or business. Contact us today to find out how we can protect your property.