As the country continues its lockdown in an effort to curb the impact of the coronavirus, many work places are standing empty as their staff isolate themselves at home. There are many security measures that can be taken to ensure that these premises remain safe during the time that they are left vacant. As one of the UK’s premier security experts, we recognised the importance of an accurate and effective alarm system. A set-up that results in false triggers not only wastes money and resources, but can also lead to complacency. With most streets deserted and police concentrating their efforts in other areas, this is not an attitude you can afford to take.
This is where video verification alarms come in.
As the name suggests, the video verification alarm is a way to visual confirm the reason for an alarm being triggered on your property. Unlike a CCTV system, which is constantly recording, a video verification camera operates immediately when a proximity or sensor alarm is triggered. It records a brief snippet of footage around the site of the triggered sensor and sends it to you in real time for review. From there, you can judge whether to cancel the alarm, or to take further action, depending on what has been captured on camera.
When we install a video verification alarm system at your property, you receive the best security solution available with a modest budget. These affordable and effective cameras can be placed at several locations around your property, ensuring full coverage for a fraction of the price of a traditional CCTV installation. Each camera produces a quality image for you, leaving you with no ambiguity as to whether your premises have been entered by a human intruder, or just a wandering animal, for instance.
With our video verification alarm system you have a choice of how the footage is used. If can be sent direct to your mobile device via a bespoke app, and you can decide on which action to take. Alternatively, it can be relayed to our remote monitoring centre, where one of our experienced security professionals will take the appropriate action on your behalf. For instance, should an authorised member of staff – such as a cleaner – accidentally trigger the alarm, we can review the footage and reset the system remotely, forgoing the need of a call-out.
Any existing alarm system can benefit from the addition of video verification. However, it is of particular use to premises that already suffer from regular or semi-regular false triggers. If your property involves a large expanse of open space that might be visited by local wildlife, for instance, having visual confirmation of what’s setting off the alarm can save you a lot of time and effort. This makes the system particularly useful for construction sites, parks, school grounds, sports venues, car parks, and so much more.