Security is a constant concern for business owners, facilities managers, and landlords, and owners of apartment complexes and multi-unit dwellings. Fortunately, there is an advanced technology that can make maintaining security a bit less challenging.
We Never Sleep – Just a Slogan?
In the late 1850s, the famous Pinkerton agency first made its name for hunting down outlaws and providing private security for railroads. The company’s slogan at that time was “We Never Sleep.”
While this may not be true for security guards and courtesy patrols, it can apply to video monitoring. Barring technology or mechanical problems, video surveillance cameras can perform continuously 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without end.
Cameras may never sleep, but if no one is monitoring them, they do nothing more than record video.
Video monitoring services, on the other hand, are far more effective than unmanned video surveillance cameras. If a video camera system is simply installed, activated, and never monitored, it can do nothing more than record criminal acts and security threats.
And those responsible for maintaining security can do little more than review the footage after the fact.
The Value of a Video Monitoring Service
Other issues with standard video camera systems are mechanical failure and operator error.
Typical surveillance camera systems utilize some form of a recording medium such as videotape or digital file storage. While having the recorded video data can sometimes assist owners or law enforcement personnel in identifying or finding perpetrators, too often there is no data available.
This occurs either because the cameras have failed, or the recording apparatus was faulty and the owner or manager hadn’t gotten around to having one or the other repaired. A camera that is not working is no better than no camera at all.
Another common scenario is a failure to activate the security camera system consistently. Too often an overworked and harried owner or manager forgets to turn on the system, or another employee responsible for the task is negligent or poorly trained.
Whatever the reason, a lack of video footage completely negates the effectiveness of a video surveillance system.
By utilizing a video monitoring service, these situations are avoided.
At Blue Eye Defense, for example, we monitor and maintain the system for peak performance. While actively monitoring a property, we also check the camera system and will alert a client if any problems are found. Most clients are not security camera experts, of course, so we provide assistance in contracting qualified professionals for any needed repairs.
In addition, live monitoring of video allows personnel to view threats from shoplifters, vandals, trespassers, and other unauthorized individuals in real time. And apprehending perpetrators and recovering property loss in real-time is much more effective and easier than trying to track down criminals after they’ve left the property.
Unfortunately, most businesses, apartment complexes, and manufacturing or chemical plants are unable to man their video surveillance monitors 24/7. And, without a sophisticated alarm function integrated into their video system, critical threats and events can be overlooked and missed altogether.
This is why a video monitoring service is essential.
Smart Security Monitoring – More Than Just Video Monitoring
A reputable and high-quality live video monitoring service will take care of all your organization’s video surveillance needs, from installation and integration to implementation.
A world-class video security monitoring service business will work closely with clients to develop a video surveillance monitoring system that meets their needs and budget. In addition, a company like Blue Eye Defense will utilize proprietary “smart” technology that turns an existing camera network into an active security system.
With Blue Eye, for example, a client’s security cameras become video “sensors” while our AI (Artificial Intelligence) software monitors their property for threats while they are away.
If a threat is detected, an alarm is sent immediately to our command center to be where surveillance technicians respond in real-time. With a live person viewing the property to assess the situation, appropriate action can be taken right then.
An appropriate response can be a verbal warning over the loudspeaker system or contacting the police or other actions based on the individual client’s protocol.
Real-Time Deterrence With Our Video Monitoring Service
Our proprietary system solution uses both artificial intelligence and human interaction, providing a safe and reliable security solution that utilizes your existing security cameras. And if you don’t have cameras yet, or you want more of them, we can assist you in finding the optimum installation solution.
Blue Eye’s unique AI software detects potential threats to your business property and the system alerts our highly trained Video Surveillance Technicians (VSTs) within seconds who then react in real-time to deter potential crimes.
It’s in our Command Center where the VSTs utilize our CV, or Computer Vision, assisted technology to protect your business property. It’s here that our VSTs receive alarms and employ real-time responses for a wide variety of business properties.
And, although our client’s properties are located across the globe, each individual alarm can be assessed live, in real-time, and responded to according to that property owner’s desired protocol.
It is this customized approach that allows each client the ability to adapt their security system to meet the unique needs of their business and their facility.
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