Peace of Mind While Your Facilities are Empty
Keeping Eyes On from Anywhere with Video Surveillance & Remote Video Management
In the dynamic world we live in, there is no one-size-fits-all video security solution. There are many situations that call for different types of video security capabilities and they’ve all come a long way from the days of blurry black and white images on tiny screens. Plus, no matter which type they choose, most organizations already have some sort of video system installed.
But what happens when a worldwide pandemic causes those who typically monitor those existing video solutions to be away from the actual facility they’re supposed to be monitoring? When access to the security operations center you’ve built is unavailable, you might feel a little lost on where to turn.
Today, this reality has befallen organizations around the globe, and many are looking to view their facilities remotely to monitor traffic in and around the facility, assess property condition and ensure only authorized personnel are moving in and through their areas. What’s more, video has the potential to provide protection against liabilities from claims that can occur on the property while no one is present.
Through a next-gen remote video management system, operators can do just that—and do it much more efficiently. These tools allow security personnel to focus on what matters and to do it from anywhere in the world, so long as they have internet access. In addition to remote monitoring, a video management system allows for improved business intelligence and incident management; facial and license plate recognition; and centralize your operations.
With most modern systems, you can even monitor and respond to incidents from your mobile device. With mobile and web applications, you’re able to monitor live or recorded video, control remote cameras, review access-control events, and receive and acknowledge system alarms. You can also stream live video from the mobile device back to a workstation, turning a smartphone into a mobile surveillance camera. Such flexibility allows your security personnel to have eyes on your facilities at all times—whether in the office, in the field, or even when they’re working from home.
Again, it’s a cardinal rule that strategic security is accomplished in layers. Video surveillance and access control are just two of those layers and the tip of the metaphorical security iceberg. Be sure to learn about the next layer in our next installment of the series, Detect and Deflect Intruders Before They Get Inside.