In many cities, law enforcement is stretched thin. They can have trouble keeping up with demand between high crime areas, crowd control, and natural disasters. The last thing they need is to waste time responding to false alarms or situations that could easily be handled without their intervention. Here are a few ways that security firms can assist.
Remote security monitoring
With remote video monitoring systems such as BOS Security’s VirtuGuard, security firms have insight into what is occurring in the building at all times. They can see firsthand what may require a response and what is just a false alarm. They can alert an onsite guard to investigate further and handle it themselves if appropriate or engage law enforcement if warranted.
Security guards can deescalate the situation so that a police presence isn’t needed, which is better for everyone involved. Sometimes relatively minor events can set off an alarm, from someone opening a fire door to wind setting off a sensor. Without the intervention of a security firm, the police will have to investigate every incident, which can waste time and resources.
Security monitoring can prevent police from wasting time responding to false alarms. Some police departments are even charging for excessive false alarms. Security can help avoid situations where an armed response can escalate when it could easily be defused. The time they spend responding to false alarms would be better spent on true emergencies.
Contact BOS Security Today
VirtuGuard™, our remote security monitoring service can give you the security you need to keep people and property safe, only involving law enforcement when they are needed most. If you would like to know more about what VirtuGuard™ can do for you, please contact the experts at BOS Security today. We can help you develop a custom security solution to keep your people and property safe.