Security goes remote

May 2012 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Virtual patrols and remote monitoring.

Enforce Security has announced the introduction of Remote Video Verification as well as Virtual Patrol services, which effectively allow instantaneous verification of any breach of security.

High-end camera technology is used in conjunction with the Enforce Control Room to provide a ‘never sleeps’ 24/7 facility, which is geared to activate on breach and provide instant visual information.

Trained operators immediately analyse the situation and can zoom in on detail to identify perpetrators as well as plan the action to be taken by the armed response unit. In this way Enforce can identify if an alarm activation is false, set off deliberately as a decoy while an offence takes place elsewhere, or establish the best approach to a crime scene by blocking escape routes as well as the severity of the breach.

Remote video verification is also used in communities that require the use of day and night guards, to provide a virtual patrol service and reduce manpower, thereby offering residents a cost-effective and technologically advanced security option, with no stay away due to bad weather, strikes, labour issues or sleeping personnel to contend with.

Cameras connected to high and inaccessible security poles are located at identified residential ‘hot spots’ such as cable and motor vehicle theft areas, residential theft syndicate operating areas, entrances and exits to communities or other strategically important areas. While the cameras are continuously recording, the control room will also physically log into each camera on system-defined intervals. An added feature of virtual patrols is that every resident who is part of the community initiative has his or her home alarm linked to the camera. Should the alarm be activated, the control room will be instantly notified over and above the set hourly monitoring intervals. This way any suspicious activity, person or theft syndicate vehicles that may have triggered the alarm can be immediately identified through the visuals sent by the camera.

“Virtual patrols is a cost-effective alternative aimed at community initiatives that rely on physical guarding or armed reaction services. The cost of a day and night guard per day is costing community forums on average R16 000 per month. Virtual patrols is more affordable with an initial setup cost of ±R10 000 per camera and thereafter a monitoring fee of R850 per month.

This expands Enforce’s existing business concept called remote video verification (RVV), where surveillance cameras, linked to a client’s business or home alarm, are strategically positioned to provide visuals of alarm activations or to monitor the patrols of the physical guards. These are already successfully implemented and in operation at numerous sites across KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Cape Town. Since the implementation of RVV two years ago, Enforce has identified a growing need for a similar service as part of a community initiative.

For more information contact Enforce Security, +27 (0)31 573 7600, jaysonw@enforce.co.za


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