Working patterns are changing, and while more people and more businesses are working remotely with flexible hours, Remote Security Management has become essential.
Businesses are preparing for new emerging threats and issues such as criminal activities, environmental or public health issues, and to handle these remotely.
Maybe you are a small to medium business owner, logistics and distribution firm, commercial site, or a business reducing their security costs.
You may be considering a remote security monitoring solution that is cost-effective and provides you with the peace of mind that your premises are monitored round the clock, both now and well into the future.
What does the future of remote security look like for your business?
In this blog, we will cover:
- What is remote security management?
- What’s new in remote security that’s suitable for my business?
- Are you worried about the security of your premises after hours?
- Do you want to make the most out of your CCTV system or intruder alarm?
- How can Remote Monitoring Services work for my business?
- Can you monitor your own alarm system?
- What is the future of remote security?
What is remote security management?
Remote Security Management is a cost-effective way of remotely monitoring your business premises. It enables you to manage your business security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without the need for on-site security guards or patrols.
Solutions such as our Remote Gate Guard combine technologies from intercoms, CCTV, Access Control, and security Monitoring to remotely perform traditional security guard tasks such as visitor validation, vehicle access and area lockdowns.
A remote monitoring centre handles all these tasks, reducing security staff costs, and gives you the benefit of knowing that a central operations team is always monitoring your business premises.
What’s new in remote security that’s suitable for my business?
Remote security monitoring systems use the latest technology to minimise risk and provide maximum security. Video analysis software can now be added to CCTV cameras to provide the core element of remote security monitoring.
Footage from the cameras is transferred securely through the cloud to remote monitoring stations. Any unusual activity detected by the CCTV cameras will alert the operators in the monitoring station.
The professional monitoring operators will then assess the live footage and make decisions on any security alerts such as whether to notify the emergency services to an incident.
Are you worried about the security of your premises after hours?
Remote security monitoring services operate 24/7, 365 days of the year, so there is no need to worry about the security of your premises after hours. You’ll have the peace of mind to relax with your friends and family, and enjoy your life outside of your work hours.
Do you want to make the most out of your CCTV system or intruder alarm?
If you have an existing CCTV system or intruder alarm, it makes sense to reuse what you have and keep your costs low.
In many cases, your current CCTV security and surveillance systems can be enhanced to allow a remote team to monitor your premises. This has the added benefit of removing the inconvenience and cost of installing a new system.
Intelligent standalone cameras can be added to your existing intruder detection panel to create a remote security camera monitoring system. The remote security camera monitoring service will verify any possible intruders via video and speak to them through the audio system.
How can remote monitoring services work for my business?
Remote Video Verification links CCTV cameras to your intruder alarm so that activations can be viewed remotely by the Monitoring Centre when the alarm is triggered. This reduces false alarms and callouts, and protects your Police Unique Reference Number (URN).
Remote Camera Activation uses the latest CCTV cameras to monitor large areas that are not covered by intruder alarms. Motion detection software in the cameras will send a video clip of any detected motion to the Monitoring Centre for review and action.
You can add extra services such as Remote Gate Guard. This will help reduce security guard costs by combining intercoms, CCTV and remote security monitoring services, with access control for gates and barriers to act as a remote security gatehouse for your business.
Can you monitor your own alarm system?
It makes cost-effective sense to reuse your existing intruder alarm system where possible. You can enhance your current intruder detection system by virtually connecting intelligent video surveillance cameras to transform your existing alarm system into a remote internet video security monitoring system.
The remote monitoring security cameras are controlled by the remote security monitoring station and have audio facilities to talk to anyone on the premises.
There is also an mobile app available to allow you to connect to your cameras and quickly access your surveillance system data anytime, anywhere.
What is the future of remote security?
AI visual recognition software can now analyse a camera image in seconds and interpret the difference between someone moving through business premises, and an intruder or someone loitering.
Remote video camera surveillance technology is becoming more and more sophisticated, providing night vision, infrared and thermal imagining, streamed over the internet in real-time.
Machine learning algorithms, paired with AI-enabled enhanced video surveillance cameras, can distinguish between different types of security alerts in real-time and proactively stop them.
When incorporated into a broader security strategy, this will provide a complete physical remote security management solution to protect your business well into the future.