WHAT IS AUTOMATED VIDEO MONITORING?
Although surveillance cameras are already prevalent in everyday life, video data currently is used only “after the fact” as a forensic tool, thus losing its primary benefit as an active, real-time medium.
What is needed is continuous 24-hour automated video monitoring to alert security officers, police, business owners and management to burglaries in progress, suspicious individuals and potential attacks, while there is still time to prevent the crime.
Integrating on-site CCTV, alarm systems and intrusion detection to an offsite video monitoring and control room gives rise to Automated Video Monitoring or AVM whereby one can remotely interact with a site instantly upon any alarm activation. This creates a pro-active security network that is able to literally prevent crime.
In addition to the obvious security applications AVM can also be used for providing real-time alerts and start/stop commands to digital systems such as freezers, lighting, air-conditioning units, power supply’s etc. Providing not only a security system but an all round management tool.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO CCTV?
CCTV: surveillance cameras record to a Stand-Alone unit
AVM: surveillance cameras record to a secure off-site storage facility
CCTV: monitors the incident “after the fact” (Re-active)
AVM: monitors the incident in Real-time (Preventative / Pro-active)
CCTV: storage is still susceptible to theft if unit is kept locally
AVM: storage is held securely off-site and data is backed up
CCTV: records continuously and requires large space for storage
AVM: records only once an alert has been triggered
WHAT ARE ITS CAPABILITIES?
- It monitors all security aspects of your business tracking and identifying threats, analyzes motion and extracts video intelligence. This allows operators to detect exceptions in real-time enabling them to respond effectively.
- It provides automated perimeter monitoring and secure area protection. AVM continuously monitors user-selected zones or areas for people or vehicle intrusion.
- It monitors clients’ entire site both indoors and outdoors, live, on a 24 hour basis.
- It provides excellent maintenance backup of systems by immediately sending notifications of faulty or damaged equipment.
- It can monitor and control any electronic device thereby offering added security, efficiency and minimizes downtime or potential loss.
- Immediate response to potential threats.
- Prevention of crime.
- 24 hour surveillance of entire site.
- Monitor productivity.
- Monitor physical security.
- Ensure that the required safety and security levels are maintained.
- Ensure procedures set out by clients are adhered to.
- Patrol premises and sites with the use of camera technology.
- Provide owners and managers with accurate incident and productivity reports.
- Ensure and facilitate necessary action in the event of incidents.
- Centralized management of multiple sites.
- Ensured continuous production of manufacturing plants.
- Cost effective solutions to prevent costly business disruptions.
BENEFITS TO CLIENT
- Complete off-site monitoring after hours.
- Immediate notification and response to potential threats and attacks.
- Monitoring of opening and closings of site entrances and exits.
- Prevention of crime rather than after the fact investigation.
- Constant maintenance monitoring ensuring minimal downtime.
- Safe and secure working environment.
- Protection of staff and assets.
- Increased productivity.
- Full frequency reporting structure to management.
- Increased profitability.
- Automated services.
- Client peace of mind.
- Pro active rather than reactive systems
AVM STANDARD PROCEDURES
- Respond to all alarm notifications.
- Respond to all panics.
- Notify all necessary authorities as per client protocol.
- Notify all necessary personal as per client protocol.
- Manage events until events are clear.
- Check client systems daily for any failures or faults.
- Report faults to necessary personal as per client protocol.
- Perform random video tours of clients’ site.
AVM ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES
- Monitor opening and closings of sites.
- Monitor daily shift changes of staff and service providers.
- Monitor CIT deliveries and pick ups.
- Monitor pre-selected zones for alarms.
- Point of sale transaction review.
- CCTV footage playback and review.
- Access control.
- Electronic device control.
- Power management.
- Vehicle tracking.