June 2, 2020
Hiring Security Guards During COVID-19? During the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. in particular has seen an uptick in commercial burglaries due to businesses being closed. To safeguard their assets, savvy...
There’s no question that it’s difficult to be a business owner during these tough times. In addition to worrying about the safety of yourself and your loved ones, you also have to worry about the security of your business.
Most states are asking citizens to stay home in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, and it’s easy to imagine criminals having a field day, taking advantage of the opportunity to target empty businesses. In fact, commercial burglaries have increased in many cities since the pandemic reached the United States.
Hiring security guards to monitor your business is one potential solution, but that could put them at risk for contracting COVID-19 — not to mention, you might also need to provide them with PPE and hazard pay.
So how do you protect your property without putting security guards at risk? With a virtual security officer.
With ECAMSECURE’s Virtual Security Officer service, your property is monitored remotely, 24 hours a day, using the latest surveillance camera technology, highly trained professional security staff, and a U.S.-based monitoring center.
First, we help you determine your security needs. Our professional installation crew will come to your property to identify vulnerabilities, map out a plan, and place cameras in strategic locations. The camera feeds are then monitored by security staff 24/7.
If an event occurs, the cameras can activate sirens and strobe lights, as well as verbal warnings to any intruders, letting them know the police are on their way.
Security staff follow a predetermined plan of action, contacting the authorities to report the event (and when the authorities know that we have visual verification, they tend to give the call a higher priority). They will also notify the appropriate people within your organization.
Additionally, our remote monitoring and recording service ensures that all incidents are recorded — so in the event of a criminal investigation, footage can easily be provided to law enforcement.
All of us have the responsibility to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Keeping people out of public spaces and away from one another is a big part of it. Using Virtual Security Officers to monitor your property allows your business to accomplish both of these goals — and have a positive impact on the fight against COVID-19.