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How is Remote Video Monitoring by VirtuGuard™ Different from Ring Cameras?

How is Remote Video Monitoring by VirtuGuard™ Different from Ring Cameras?

In today’s world, security is a top concern for individuals and businesses alike. However, when it comes to high-net-worth individuals and medium to large companies, standard security devices like Ring cameras and SimpliSafe alarm systems may not provide the level of protection needed. That’s where VirtuGuard™ comes in. VirtuGuard™ remote video monitoring is a proactive and comprehensive approach to security that is better suited for the unique needs of prominent individuals and businesses.

Privacy Protection: Safeguarding Personal Data and Sensitive Information  

Privacy is a critical concern for high-net-worth individuals and businesses. The recent incidents involving hacked Ring cameras have drawn criticism and raised serious concerns about the vulnerability of mass-market security devices. In 2019, over 55,000 Ring accounts were compromised, allowing hackers access to personal data, historical video files, and even direct access to cameras. The consequences of such privacy invasions can be severe, especially for those in the public eye or with significant assets to protect.  

VirtuGuard™, on the other hand, prioritizes privacy protection. Within our Security Operations Centers, we have strict access controls and monitoring processes to prevent unauthorized sharing of camera footage. Only select supervisory personnel can share approved footage with law enforcement or clients, and any attempts to transfer or upload files are instantly flagged and blocked.   

By prioritizing privacy, VirtuGuard™ provides a level of security that mass-market security devices like Ring cameras and SimpliSafe systems cannot achieve.  

Price Considerations: The Cost of Inadequate Security  

Ring cameras and SimpliSafe may appear more affordable at first glance, the cost of security failures can be much higher for high-net-worth individuals and businesses. A single break-in can result in significant financial losses, with thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of products or personal belongings stolen within minutes. The risks extend beyond monetary losses, as sensitive data can also be compromised.  

In the case of hacked Ring devices, perpetrators were able to access victims’ Personal Identification Information (PII), such as names, addresses, and even bank account information. The stolen PII can be sold or leaked on the internet or the Dark Web, leading to identity theft and potentially costing victims hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. This highlights the importance of investing in a security solution that not only protects physical assets but also safeguards personal information and data.  

VirtuGuard™ remote guarding understands the value of comprehensive protection of data collected. We offer a range of services to provide effective and efficient remote guarding services without sacrificing privacy and digital security concerns. Interactive video monitoring provides a more holistic and cost-effective solution for high-net-worth individuals and businesses.  

Proactive Approach to Security  

VirtuGuard™ is different from security services like Ring cameras and SimpliSafe in that our goal is to prevent security breaches from occurring. By using advanced technology like geofencing and applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cameras on a property, an alarm goes into the VirtuGuard™ Security Operations Center. Live Agents then review a recorded video clip and a livestream of the activity that triggered an alert to verify that the alarm is not false.  

Agents then react to incidents according to pre-established client-specific protocols for certain circumstances. This might include engaging with a person or persons through two-way audio speakers or working with onsite physical Security Officers or making phone calls local police officers to remove a threat.  

In the event of a security breach or criminal trespass, time is of the essence. High-net-worth customers and businesses require a security solution that offers a swift response and professional management of the situation. While mass-market security devices like Ring cameras do provide some level of remote monitoring, the quality of response can vary significantly.  

Ring cameras, for example, have an optional camera motion monitoring service that alerts homeowners to important events and can even call law enforcement. However, for individuals and businesses with unique security concerns, a more sophisticated approach is needed.  

VirtuGuard™ utilizes smart cameras with advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. These cameras are capable of filtering out false alarms and learning the natural rhythms of a specific site, allowing them to identify unusual activity accurately. While AI may be effective in detecting motion and activity, VirtuGuard™ conducts a visual verification of each event before escalating a reaction.  

 When unusual activity is detected, VirtuGuard™ Agents are immediately alerted and can respond accordingly, including contacting police officers if necessary. This proactive approach ensures that incidents are addressed swiftly and effectively, minimizing the potential for loss or harm.  

Furthermore, VirtuGuard™ not only calls law enforcement but also manages the situation in real-time. We provide detailed information about the suspect’s location, description, and video evidence to law enforcement, ensuring a higher priority response. By cultivating relationships with local law enforcement agencies, remote guarding providers can ensure the best possible response times for their clients. This level of capability and execution sets interactive video monitoring apart from mass-market security devices, providing a higher level of security for high-net-worth individuals and businesses.  

VirtuGuard™ Comprehensive Security Solutions  

VirtuGuard™ is not limited to just cameras and surveillance. It offers a fully layered approach to security, providing comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of high-net-worth individuals and businesses.   

When you partner with VirtuGuard™, our security experts will conduct in-depth inspections and surveys of the property, using their industry expertise to develop a site security plan. This plan includes a combination of security devices and cameras strategically placed to cover every inch of the property. By addressing potential vulnerabilities and implementing a multi-layered security system, VirtuGuard™ can significantly reduce the likelihood of security breaches.  

VirtuGuard™ is customized for each client and property to provide an almost impenetrable armor of protection. High-net-worth individuals and businesses can achieve the ultimate peace of mind, knowing that their security needs are comprehensively addressed.  

Trust in VirtuGuard™ for Enhanced Security  

When it comes to the security of high-net-worth individuals and businesses, VirtuGuard™ offers significant advantages over mass-market security devices. By prioritizing protecting your privacy, addressing the cost considerations of inadequate security, providing swift response and professional management, and offering comprehensive protection, remote guarding ensures that prominent individuals and businesses receive the level of security they require.   

While security devices like Ring cameras and SimpliSafe systems may be suitable for small businesses and ordinary residences, they lack the necessary features and capabilities to protect high-net-worth individuals and businesses effectively. VirtuGuard™, with its proactive approach to security and comprehensive solutions, is the superior choice for those who value their privacy, safety, and protection.   

When it comes to security, trust in VirtuGuard™, who has the technology, expertise, and industry knowledge to deliver a complete and reliable security experience. Don’t compromise on your security needs – invest in remote guarding for enhanced peace of mind.  

If you believe remote video monitoring is the right security solution for you and your property, contact one of our security experts at 404-793-6965 or complete the form below to learn more. 

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