What is CCTV remote monitoring?
By utilising developments in CCTV and video transmission technology, client sites can now be monitored by an experienced team off-site. This removes the requirement for a full-time security team on location and allows previously unmanned systems, which would record crimes in progress for viewing later but offered no opportunity to prevent or limit damage in progress, to easily offer interactive, responsive security cover.
CCTV remote monitoring can be combined with other services, such as mobile security patrols, key holding services and emergency response to provide a complete security package for your site.
Shield Security Services benefits from a state-of-the-art control room, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This high-tech remote monitoring station enables experienced controllers to view live events at customer sites whenever required. Advanced video transmission equipment can be installed into existing, as well as new, CCTV systems allowing the Shield control room to view live CCTV images over the internet or telephone lines. Powerful software enables efficient and effective monitoring of large numbers of remote customer sites.
From the control room, Shield controllers utilise site data to make decisions on how best to keep your site secure, including information from alarm systems, movement detectors, door contacts and heat sensors. Other high-tech systems allow Shield security officers in the control room to announce to intruders that they are being watched and linked intercom systems enable Shield controllers to hold conversations with visitors and allow or deny access through locked doors.
This highly cost-effective system can be utilised in a variety of remote or unmanned areas – the cost of traditional security for these sites is often untenable in the long term.
These surveillance areas include:
- Large offices
- Utilities and heavy industrial premises
- Service stations and retail outlets
- Financial institutions
- Schools and universities
- Marine ports