If you own and operate a small or medium-sized business, you want to know things are running smoothly and securely. However, being at your business around the clock isn't realistic. That’s why you should consider remote monitoring.
What is remote monitoring?
Remote monitoring uses the internet to take images from your business’s CCTV cameras and send them to devices like your smartphone or laptop. You can also use a device to move the cameras or zoom in or out. The images can be sent to remote monitoring stations where dedicated security surveillance agents watch the videos for suspicious activity and call emergency services if necessary.
4 benefits of remote monitoring
The ability to check on your commercial operation anytime and from anywhere has many benefits for your business.
1. Peace of mind. You’ll never have to worry about what’s going on at your business when you’re not there. You can watch customer traffic and verify employee attendance. Additionally, you can rest assured that you’ll be alerted to any suspicious activity, fire or other emergency.
2. Reduced liability. With security cameras in place, you’re better protected from liability issues such as workplace injuries. Video evidence can reveal exactly what happened and who was at fault.
3. Increased productivity. When employees know they’re being watched, they’re less likely to waste time or engage in dangerous or abusive behaviour. Moreover, they’ll also be less inclined to steal if they know there’ll be video evidence. All in all, remote monitoring can increase production and efficiency while reducing waste and theft.
4. Rapid response times. With a remote monitoring system in place, you’ll know immediately if a burglary takes place after hours, a fire breaks out or a plumbing leak is flooding the office. Alerts will allow you to call emergency responders immediately for rapid response times.
If your cameras are monitored by a third party, you can rest assured in the knowledge that emergency crews will be called on your behalf.
Remote monitoring with artificial intelligence
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have made it possible to monitor commercial security systems with minimal human interaction. AI-based security systems can automatically recognize faces and cars, count people and read and record licence plates. An AI-based security system can alert you immediately of any suspicious activity so you can respond as quickly as possible.
Remote monitoring solutions in Calgary and Lethbridge
At Guardian Security Solutions, we provide remote monitoring systems for business clients in Calgary and Lethbridge. We’ve been trusted commercial security system suppliers in Calgary and Lethbridge since 2005. Contact us today to learn more.