You can’t look in the news lately without hearing about a shooting or stabbing. Companies are seeing an increase in the number of physical security incidents. A study in Time magazine looked at the homicide numbers for the first half of 2022, which are based on data from 23 cities, and found they are still 39% higher than they were in the same time period of 2019. Read more about pandemic crime statistics. Pro-Vigil completed a research report titled, “The State of Physical Security,” that looks at the impact of physical security challenges evolving throughout the ongoing pandemic. 28% of respondents indicate seeing a rise in physical security incidents in 2021. 27% of respondents indicate that they do not expect this trend to end in the near future. Some of the reasons cited as influences of these growing threats to physical security are supply chain problems, increased material costs, shortages, and delivery delays. Despite this fact, a large majority, 57% of respondents, indicate that despite the current trend, they have not updated their security strategies. Video surveillance is a critical component of any comprehensive security strategy. Deploying a quality surveillance system at strategic points will increase the overall security of your property. Having a trusted security professional assess your property to identify your risks, points of weakness and best options can be invaluable when determining the best and most cost-effective measures available.
There are so many cost-effective measures that companies can utilize in order to help combat the rise in physical security threats. Video surveillance techniques have come a long way in recent years. Cameras themselves have seen advances. Cameras have pan-tilt-zoom and 180-degree panoramic view for maximum maneuverability and wide range live viewing. Cameras can be equipped with infrared and twilight vision technology, license plate recognition capability, and motion activation alerts. Read More about surveillance camera advances.
Camera monitoring has also changed. VSaaS, or Video Surveillance as a Service, refers to hosted cloud-based video surveillance. The service typically includes video recording, storage, and remote live viewing. The video processing and management is performed off site using the cloud. A live guard will monitor your cameras remotely in real time and can provide an immediate response should any issues arise, thus providing a proactive, rather than reactive, response to any incidents that may occur on site.
National Protective Services, Inc. offers a state-of -the-art camera surveillance service. Our cameras feature:
- High Resolution IP fixed cameras for indoor or outdoor use
- Pan-Tilt-Zoom for maximum maneuverability during live viewing
- 180° Panoramic view cameras for wide range viewing
- License Plate Recognition
- Infrared and Twilight Night Vision
- Motion activation and Geofencing Alert technology, and other advanced analytics
- Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS)
- Ongoing software and hardware maintenance of all system components
- Complimentary troubleshooting services by a licensed camera technician for any technical issues arising during the life of the contract.
NPS’s Managed Surveillance program includes several useful tools. Our camera program includes nightly surveillance by a licensed and trained security officer who will monitor, verify, and record all activities occurring on your property each night. We provide written activity reports detailing all site activities delivered via email. NPS also provides 24/7 remote access to live and recorded camera feeds from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. This ensures that you will always know what is happening on your property. All footage is retained for 30 days in a secure, managed archive. NPS also offers complimentary footage research for all incidents occurring on site.
Should a serious or criminal incident occur on site, our officers will immediately contact emergency authorities. Police response has been shown to be more immediate and effective when a security officer is able to provide up-to-the-minute details of a potential crime, as opposed to an alarm triggered by a passive, unmonitored camera system. A study completed in 2016 has shown that police are less likely to respond quickly to an automated camera alarm because they are so often falsely triggered. Real time remote video monitoring by a trained security officer is the preferred method of law enforcement to illicit an immediate response to a security issue. NPS’s incident research, playback and export features allow for faster incident verification and identification of a suspect. Video footage can then be delivered for insurance, investigatory or prosecutorial use. NPS also offers complimentary expert testimony and footage authentication services for any court cases that may arise. National Protective Services, Inc. can help you identify potential security concerns and together, we can help solve your security needs in a cost-effective manner that will pay dividends in the long term.
This world is ever changing. The pandemic has brought about even more changes and challenges. Old ways just don’t work anymore. Businesses need to be aware of and take advantage of the latest, state-of-the-art security solutions available to them. Let our security professionals assess your property to identify your risks and points of weakness, and determine the best options available to meet your individual security needs. Click here to schedule a free, no obligation consultation today. NPS provides the proactive security surveillance program you need for complete peace of mind. Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service are at the heart of everything we do at National Protective Services, Inc. Our mission is to promote safety in the communities we serve by providing clients with effective, personalized security service solutions and unparalleled customer care. At National Protective Services, we do not just secure your property, we protect you like family.