Video Surveillance and Remote Monitoring Guidelines

May 25 2017
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Innovations in technology constantly improve remote monitoring capabilities. HD IP surveillance cameras send high resolution video to remote monitors. Theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities can be watched in real time. Reporting capabilities and video analytics can be customized to a commercial property and requirements.  Outdoor time lapse cameras allow trained monitors to identify suspicious activity and document it for local police.

Today’s thieves are more tech-savy than their predecessors. They are smarter and constantly try to find ways to avoid detection. Property managers and owners understand that remote video monitoring  is a great solution for risk liabilities. It can improve site security.

Commercial real estate owners rely on ‘boots on the ground’ security or on-site security guards. The sight of security guards is often a visual deterrent against criminals.  This is a common security solution. Unfortunately, on-site security guards cannot be at multiple places at once, cost a lot of money, and may be in harm’s way.

Remote video monitoring solutions are more sophisticated and affordable and have become a standard practice. Real-time coverage for construction sites, industrial properties, car dealerships, and shopping malls is readily customized to best fit a clients needs.  One-way speaker activation or two-way communication can deter criminal activity before suspects cause property damage or loss. Smart criminals know that they should avoid remote-monitoring clients.

These are the key questions that potential remote monitoring clients ask.

 

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  commercial property is unique. UCIT and Stealth Monitoring 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 Canada and the U.S., 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.