More and more properties have turned to remote guard security services to provide constant twenty-four hour a day surveillance. This is particularly true for gated communities and many HOAs have implemented video surveillance monitoring primarily because of the benefits these services provide over other security solutions.
Despite the rise in popularity, there are still many people and consumers who are unaware of the advantages that virtual security guards provide, how they work, and what makes them different from other security solutions such as the presence of physical security guards. Fortunately, remote guard security services are easy to understand and implement in a wide variety of locations and circumstances.
The article below will explore what remote video surveillance services are, how they work, and how they have become so popular with their affordable and innovative benefits. Be sure to contact Digital Security Guard today to receive a free quote for the cost of implementing virtual security guards and live video monitoring.
What Are Remote Security Guards?
Traditionally, gated communities have used a number of security solutions to enhance the security of the entrances. Gate security guards are used to check and validate guests for entry or there is a phone system in which guests can call homeowners who will then allow them to enter by opening the gate.
Many communities have begun eliminating physical, on-site security guards and adopting alternate security entry systems in order to cut costs and save money. Remote guard security services are much more cost effective than hiring physical security guards and provide the same level of security for gated communities.
A remote security guard uses an entry system that is able to scan guests’ ID and driver’s licenses which can validate their identity and allow them entry into the community. These virtual security guards also use an innovative and fully functional security camera system that implements facial recognition and license plate confirmation to enhance security at a community’s entrances.
Benefits Of Remote Security Guards
As previously mentioned, the primary reason for the rising popularity of remote guard security services is how affordable they are and are far more effective than guardless entry systems such as a phone system. Gated communities are now able to maintain access control and a high level of security without sacrificing security in favor of saving money.
Residents of these gated communities can also benefit from this innovative service by enhancing their convenience. Residents can alert their gate guard ahead of time of any guests that may be on their way which eliminates the hassle of phone calls and reduces the time it takes for guests to enter the community.
Remote guard security services can help reduce the emergency response times for a community through their consistent collaboration with local law enforcement and emergency services. These services utilize video surveillance cameras that are strategically placed throughout the community and are able to alert the virtual security guards the moment any suspicious activity occurs.