How do Virtual Guards Work?
ECAMSECURE’s virtual guards are professionally trained and are licensed and SIA-certified. They use two-way radios and speakers integrated with the cameras, to interact with intruders, warning them off, rather than physically confronting someone and possibly putting themselves in danger. They can easily verify if someone is authorized to make a delivery in the middle of the night and other circumstances that would require access after-hours.
For smaller businesses, the virtual guard can act as a second person when opening a store. This fulfills certain insurance or company policy obligations requiring sufficient staffing to start or end the business day – while still maintaining security all over the area. They can also monitor someone walking to their car at night, or a lone employee, in case they get hurt or their security is compromised.
On top of this, they can act as a virtual gate guard. Rather than needing a physical guard shack at your gate, with a physical guard attached only to that post, only a camera and the gate itself are needed. The virtual guard can monitor people and license plates easily using advanced camera technology.
Finally, and possibly most importantly, the cost. A typical physical guard costs about $12/hour on average, or about $105,000 each year for 24/7 monitoring. A virtual guard, on average, costs ¼ of that, despite being in multiple places at once.
While there are pros to having a person physically guarding your small business, a virtual guard in many cases have a faster response time as they can be in more than one place at a time – or quickly move across a site within seconds.