Working patterns are changing, and while more people and more businesses are working remotely with flexible hours, Remote Security Management has become essential. Businesses may be considering a remote security monitoring solution that is cost-effective and provides peace of mind that premises are monitored round the clock, both now and well into the future.
Stanley Security suggests solutions such as the company’s Remote Gate Guard that combines 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 the benefit of knowing that a central operations team is always monitoring the business premises.
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. Professional monitoring operators can then assess the live footage and make decisions on any security alerts such as whether to notify the emergency services to an incident.
In terms of transitioning to remote monitoring, in many cases, the current CCTV security and surveillance systems can be enhanced to allow a remote team to monitor the premises. This has the added benefit of removing the inconvenience and cost of installing a new system. Additionally, intelligent standalone cameras can be added to an 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.
Stanley suggests that Remote Video Verification can be linked with CCTV cameras to an 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).
Extra services can be added such as Stanley’s 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. According to Stanley, the future of remote security is being defined by advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and remote video (CCTV) camera surveillance technology.
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 imaging, 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 a business well into the future.