If you are a business owner with a brick-and-mortar enterprise, a multi-tenant property manager, or a facility manager of a large commercial property, one of your main tasks is maintaining security.
Depending on the nature of the property and the location, ensuring the safety and security of the employees, buildings, inventory, customers, or residents can be challenging. And, while having a courtesy patrol or even employing a professional security guard firm is beneficial, those by themselves are often not enough.
In fact, for reliable and comprehensive security, smart security monitoring is the best solution.
Smart Security Monitoring: Not Just Cameras
Traditional security video systems are essentially closed-circuit television, or CCTV, cameras. Today, digital video technology has advanced to make most video surveillance systems almost miniaturized, while providing high definition imagery.
Modern security video systems provide:
- Low maintenance
- 24-7 coverage
- Passive deterrence
- Archived video data
And video surveillance can document criminal activity and even for identifying perpetrators. However, although it is often a visible deterrent, cameras cannot act to stop or deter threats. In addition, the visibility and range of cameras can be limited, and cameras can be vandalized or disabled.
Essentially, video cameras can record incidents but not prevent them.
Smart security monitoring, on the other hand, utilizes a system with the capability for processing analytics to trigger a response to a security protocol breach.
In other words, it is an enhanced technology security solution with the capacity to detect individuals on camera using advanced AI technology as well as barrier detection and advanced, on-board speaker technology accessible by real-time surveillance technicians.
The Major Benefits of Smart Security Monitoring
While the obvious benefit of smart security monitoring is to prevent acts of security breaches, vandalism, or theft, there’s much more to it than that.
Smart Security Monitoring is Real-Time Monitoring
State-of-the-art digital technology makes real-time, remote video monitoring easily accessible. In addition, it provides for a high degree of interactivity, a feature that greatly enhances security monitoring efforts.
With a highly integrated digital video system, real-time monitoring of the activity on surveillance feeds can be accomplished from literally anywhere in the world using Internet access.
In addition, authorized personnel can log in to the security system to view live streams or access archived footage on digital devices.
Increased Security With Less Cost
Smart security monitoring is far more cost-effective than hiring security guards and mobile patrols. Digital cameras that produce high-quality images, wide viewing angles, and night vision, can be used, making effective visual surveillance better and less expensive.
Because digital video cameras use CAT-5 wiring and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) technology that combines both power and video transmission into one cable, they require less cable overall. And the CAT-5 cables can be run to a nearby POE switch, as opposed to running multiple cables back to a central data storage location.
In addition, more digital cameras can be added as needed and easily integrated into the existing network. Smart security video monitoring is far easier to scale and less costly than increasing on-site security personnel.
Passive to Active Deterrent
The visual presence of security cameras has been shown to act as a passive deterrent to criminals, however, the addition of smart security monitoring turns a static security camera system into an interactive system that provides real-time intervention.
The proprietary smart security monitoring system offered by Blue Eye uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that can monitor video feeds to identify suspicious events, activities, and specific behaviors.
Once a threat has been identified, our highly-trained operators can verbally interact through speakers with the trespassers or burglars to deter them from their current course of action while alerts are generated and sent to the police or a security team.
Video Data Analysis
Security cameras record hours of surveillance data. Reviewing and analyzing this is tedious and time-consuming. No one has the time to watch every hour of footage recorded daily.
In fact, analyzing every minute of security footage is virtually impossible for humans. However, a digital surveillance system incorporating Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI), makes this possible.
A Smart Solution to Your Security Challenge
Smart security monitoring is an optimal solution that provides the deterrence and intervention that can replace live guards at a lower price, but still provides the comprehensive coverage that video technology offers.
This means the ability to issue audio warnings, which can reduce the risk of false alarms. In addition, our AI technology can reduce the time needed for surveillance.
A smart security monitoring solution is preferable to a human presence solution in most security situations. But existing security video technology still falls short of an optimal solution, which is why on-site personnel are still added many times.
In other words, an optimal solution would be a security system that gives you the best of both worlds without the disadvantages.
Blue Eye offers a solution that provides just that. And at a surprisingly affordable price.
Our solution is an AI-empowered managed service platform that requires no up-front capital costs. Give us a call at 855.258.3662 or email us at [email protected]. Let us design an effective solution for your business!