With thirty years of experience in the security industry, BOS Security can confidently say that the use of security cameras is not enough to guarantee the safety of your property. While security cameras have their benefits, they have limitations that make them ineffective in keeping your premises secure. VirtuGuard™ interactive remote video monitoring turns your security cameras into and effective and proactive approach to security. This article will discuss the importance of remote video monitoring, what it is, its benefits, and how it makes security cameras more effective and proactive.
Introduction to Remote Video Monitoring
VirtuGuard™ remote video monitoring is the use of cameras installed on your premises to transmit live video feeds to our Command Center. In addition to monitoring live video feeds, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to your security cameras to detect abnormal or unwanted behaviors and send alarms into the monitoring stations for Virtual Agents to review. VirtuGuard™ is not just limited to video monitoring. Our Command Center can also receive alarms of many types, including perimeter intrusion detection, broken glass detection, traditional burglar alarms, flood sensors, and more.
Our Command Center is manned by trained security personnel 24/7/365, who are responsible for watching the video feeds in real-time, responding to AI triggered alarms, and taking appropriate action in case of any security breaches.
VirtuGuard™ can be applied to almost any property or location. We cover commercial buildings, retail establishments, outdoor assets, property management, and many more verticals. Our Virtual Guards are highly trained and skilled in loss prevention, stopping theft and vandalism, and protecting your people and assets. VirtuGuard™ can meet and exceed the unique needs of your business, all at a fraction of the cost of relying on physical Security Guards.
The Limitations of Security Cameras
Security cameras are a common sight in commercial and residential properties. They are useful in deterring criminal activities, capturing evidence, and monitoring the activities of employees, residents, and visitors. However, they have limitations that make them ineffective in keeping your property secure.
Security cameras are passive in nature. They can only record events but cannot prevent them from happening. Criminals are aware of this and can easily find ways to avoid being captured on camera. Additionally, parties who commit a crime on your property cannot be held accountable if they can’t be identified based on recorded video footage.
If no one is actively monitoring your surveillance cameras, crime can go unnoticed until after it has already occurred, and the perpetrators have left the site. While security cameras are useful for capturing evidence and investigating an incident after the fact, it is a proactive security measure that prevents criminal activities from happening.
The Benefits of Virtual Security Guard Services
Our virtual guard system has numerous benefits that make it an essential security measure for any property owner. Firstly, VirtuGuard™ is a proactive security measure that prevents criminal activities from happening rather than just capturing evidence after the fact. When our Virtual Security Guards observe suspicious activity or criminal behavior taking place on your property during a virtual patrol, they are able to act immediately.
Through two-way audio, Virtual Agents can audibly intervene with people trespassing, vandalizing, or participating in unwanted or illegal activity on your property. While audio intervention is often an effective deterrent, in instances where individuals refuse to leave your property or comply with voice commands, Virtual Agents can work directly with onsite Security Officers or local law enforcement to resolve an incident occurring at your business.
Secondly, remote video monitoring provides 24/7 surveillance of your premises, ensuring that any security breaches are detected and responded to in real-time. This means that you can have peace of mind knowing that your property is being monitored even when you are not there.
Thirdly, remote video monitoring can be integrated with other security systems such as access control and alarm systems to provide a comprehensive security solution for your property. For incidents that are not detected on video footage, our additional alarm monitoring stops security events from slipping through the cracks.
Proactive vs Reactive Security Measures
Proactive security measures are designed to prevent unwanted or criminal activities from happening or stopping them as they’re taking place. They include measures such as remote video monitoring, access control, and perimeter security. Security cameras cannot be solely relied upon to prevent incidents from occurring on your property because if no one is actively monitoring the live video footage, incidents can go unnoticed for hours, creating safety issues or nuisances for your business.
Reactive security measures, on the other hand, are designed to respond to security breaches after they have occurred. With VirtuGuard™ remote video monitoring, Virtual Agents can react to events in real-time through audio speakers or dispatching onsite security officers or local law enforcement.
While reactive security measures have their benefits, they are not as effective as proactive security measures in preventing criminal activities from happening. The goal of security should be to prevent and mitigate security events. VirtuGuard™ can observe and address vulnerabilities and other security concerns before they become an issue, whether it be a door left propped open, a suspicious vehicle circling your parking lot, or a host of other suspicious or criminal activity and behavior.
Virtual Security Command Center
A virtual security Command Center is a remote monitoring station where highly trained and skilled security personnel monitor live video feeds from your property. The VirtuGuard™ Command Center is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, ensuring that any security breaches are detected and responded to in real-time.
Any time an alarm is received in the Command Center, Virtual Guards determine false alarms from genuine alerts through video verification. This quick response time can prevent the unnecessary dispatch of onsite guards or local police, saving them time and reducing your physical security cost.
The Command Center can also be integrated with other security systems such as access control and alarm systems to provide a comprehensive security solution for your property. Other alarms can also be directed into the Command Center when triggered, including but not limited to perimeter intrusion, glass breaking, fire or smoke detection, flood detection, and standard burglar alarms.
Professional Security System and Camera Installation
Before you install security cameras, it is important that you consult video surveillance system professionals. VirtuGuard™ works closely with security integrators and camera installers to ensure that the security solutions customized for your business are effective and efficient. Professional camera installation is essential to ensure that your cameras are installed in the right places and provide clear and high-quality video feeds. Professional CCTV installers have the knowledge and experience to identify blind spots and install cameras in strategic locations.
Professional installation also ensures that your cameras are integrated with other security systems such as access control and alarm systems to provide a comprehensive security solution for your property.
Try VirtuGuard™ Virtual Guard Services
In conclusion, VirtuGuard™ is an essential security measure that provides proactive surveillance of your property. It is more effective than security cameras in preventing criminal activities from happening and provides 24/7 surveillance of your premises.
Investing in remote video monitoring is a smart choice for any property owner who wants to ensure the safety and security of their premises. VirtuGuard™ reduces your business’s annual physical security guard costs by up to 60% while providing a more comprehensive, effective, and efficient security solution.
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