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Remote Video Monitoring & Why Security Guards Won’t Cut It

While the common figure of the human security guard has long been synonymous with protecting people and properties, it’s clear that they have their limitations. As threats become more sophisticated and businesses demand stronger security measures, the latest tech comes into play – one with tireless eyes, razor-sharp focus, and the ability to see beyond the physical realm. This protector is Guardian Alarm’s remote video monitoring solution, Virtual Guardian. 

In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons why security guards may not be the best solution to protect businesses.

Limited Field of Vision 

One of the significant drawbacks of human security guards is their restricted field of vision. No matter how vigilant and attentive they are, they can only be in one place at a time. Criminal activities can occur in different areas of business premises at the same time, rendering it nearly impossible for a human guard to monitor everything effectively. 

Remote video monitoring, on the other hand, utilizes strategically placed cameras that can cover vast areas all at once. This comprehensive coverage minimizes blind spots, offering a more robust and reliable surveillance solution. 

Fatigue? Not Here! 

Even the most diligent guard succumbs to the human condition. Long hours, monotonous routines, and even the occasional late-night pizza can dull the sharpest of minds. This isn’t the case with Guardian Alarm’s expert video analysts. Our team of highly trained professionals monitors your property 24/7, 365 days a year. While security guards catch some much-needed sleep, our eyes remain wide open, scanning for suspicious activity with unwavering focus. No waning focus, no mental lapses – just constant vigilance, ensuring your business is protected even when its human protectors rest. 

Speed Wins the Day 

Seconds can make the difference between a contained incident and a full-blown nightmare. Every moment a threat goes unnoticed is a moment for damage to be inflicted, losses to be incurred, and lives to be put at risk. Human guards, while valiant, are subject to the constraints of physical response time. They need to see the threat, assess the situation, and then mobilize. Guardian Alarm’s system reacts instantly. 

The moment suspicious activity is detected, our AI-powered platform triggers immediate alerts, notifying authorities and mobilizing response teams before trouble escalates. This lightning-fast reaction minimizes potential damage and keeps your business safe, even when milliseconds matter. 

Emotions Don’t Cloud Our Judgment 

Fear, stress, and even personal turmoil can cloud human judgment. A guard facing a tense situation may hesitate, make snap decisions, or even be swayed by emotional pleas. Guardian Alarm’s system operates with the cold logic of technology. Pre-programmed algorithms and advanced analytics remove the human element from the equation. 

Our cameras identify suspicious patterns, unusual behavior, and potential threats with unerring accuracy, ensuring rational and swift responses that are always in your best interest. No emotional distractions, no human error – just the unyielding logic of technology working tirelessly for your safety. 

Expertise at Your Fingertips 

Human guards, while dedicated, may lack the specialized knowledge needed to identify all security risks. They might miss the subtle signs of cyber infiltration, overlook the telltale markings of industrial espionage, or fail to recognize the latest developments in organized crime. 

Guardian Alarm’s system can be customized to your specific needs. Our advanced technology can be trained to detect specific threats, unusual activity patterns, and even potential sabotage attempts. This proactive approach ensures your business is protected from ever-evolving threats, even those your guards might not be trained to recognize. 

Cost-Effective Vigilance 

Let’s be honest, human guards come with a hefty price tag. Salaries, benefits, training, and even overtime expenses can quickly eat into your bottom line. Guardian Alarm’s system offers a cost-effective alternative. While an initial installation fee exists, the long-term savings are undeniable. 

No ongoing personnel costs, no need for additional equipment upgrades, and a system that scales with your business needs – just continuous, 24/7 security that delivers maximum value for every dollar spent. You can pay as little as $0.46 per hour using Guardian Alarm’s Virtual Guardian solution. Compare that to costs of up to $20 – $25 per hour for just one security guard. 

Evidence Always Speaks 

In the aftermath of an incident, eyewitness accounts can be unreliable, and memories can fade. Was it two intruders or one? Did they enter through the window or the back door? These uncertainties can hinder investigations and leave legal claims hanging in the balance. Guardian Alarm’s system captures every detail: crystal-clear video footage, timestamps, and even audio recordings. This irrefutable evidence strengthens police investigations, provides irrefutable proof for insurance claims, and ensures justice is served, leaving no room for doubt or misinterpretation. 

Compare and contrast graphic showing the benefits of Virtual Guardian remote video monitoring and the challenges businesses face with security guards

Remote Video Monitoring Is Dominating

In today’s fast-paced world of crime, your business deserves more than just a passive observer. You need proactive protection, a vigilant guardian who sees beyond walls and anticipates threats before they strike. Guardian Alarm isn’t just about alarms; it’s about being proactive and preventing crime in real-time. 

Imagine this: 

  • Crystal-clear eyes, watching your property 24/7/365. Our strategically placed cameras cover every corner, leaving no room for shadows or blind spots. 
  • AI-powered brains, analyze every movement, every anomaly. Advanced video analytics instantly detect trespassers, vandalism, and even illegal dumping, before they cause harm. 
  • A voice of authority, booming from the speakers. We confront potential threats in real-time, deterring them from your property and buying you precious minutes. 
  • Lightning-fast response, no matter the hour. Our 24/7 monitoring center instantly alerts local authorities, ensuring a swift and coordinated response. 

Guardian Alarm: Trust the Pros to Protect Your Business

But Guardian Alarm goes beyond immediate protection. We partner with you, becoming an extension of your security team. Together, we tailor a solution that: 

  • Reduces Operational Costs: Invest in advanced technology, not a revolving door of guards. Lower your security expenses while enjoying unparalleled protection. 
  • Boosts Profit Potential: A safer environment attracts customers and employees, leading to increased productivity and reduced risk of losses. 
  • Protects Everyone: Your business, your employees, and your customers deserve peace of mind. Guardian Alarm keeps everyone safe, day and night. 

Don’t wait for disaster to strike. Take control of your security today. 

Call Guardian Alarm at 800.STAY.OUT and get your free quote. Experience the power of proactive video monitoring and let our watchful eyes guard your bottom line. 

Because at Guardian Alarm, we don’t just see beyond, we secure what matters most. 

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