Security specialists hope that one day, security technology will advance to the point that it can predict a crime before it even occurs. Until then, the technology we have now can still play a big role in crime prevention. With remote video monitoring in New York City, you can expect the following:
1. Recognition of a threatening situation
Prior to committing a crime on a public property, whether it’s trespassing, vandalism, or theft, a person has to physically enter the property. Oftentimes, a person will do this in an area where security staff is not present. Remote video monitoring fills this gap by capturing the presence of the potentially threatening individual, displaying him on the security monitor, and allowing onsite administrators to decide whether or not to intervene. This can all be done before a situation escalates, benefiting everyone involved.
2. Deterrence of potential criminals
In many cases, the presence of security cameras alone is a crime prevention tool. Anyone who has seen a “Smile! You’re on camera!” sign in public knows that the existence of a monitored camera system will keep people on their best behavior. It isn’t unheard of, however, for criminals to act anyway because they are under the impression that no one is actively watching the cameras. Remote video monitoring solves this issue, as it can detect activity based on present standards. If unusual activity takes place, a remote specialist takes action. This person can trigger an alarm response or use a voice-down speaker to warn criminals that the police are being notified.
3. Emergency alerts and notifications
On properties such as schools, hospitals and other large public campuses, a repeat visitor who lacks a real reason to be onsite is a red flag for security. When remote video monitoring helps administrators spot an individual who “just happens” to be on campus repeatedly under suspicious circumstances, they can mediate and determine the best course of action to keep everyone safe. In addition, if an access control system is in place, the response can go one step further by deactivating the entry credential of the visitor.
These crime prevention measures are some of the key advantages of remote video monitoring in New York City.
About POM Technologies
Peace Of Mind Technologies has delivered site-specific, cost-effective security solutions to facilities throughout the greater New York Metro area since 2002. We aren’t your average security company, and we offer remote video monitoring throughout New York City. Contact us at (212) 688-2767 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free security analysis, or reach out via the contact form below.
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