Manned security guarding is now an expensive option for premise protection. Companies relying on manned guarding have seen costs rise as the need for enhanced training, vetting, rest facilities and vehicles steadily increases.
There is also the inherent risk that manned guarding by its very nature is subject to human failings, such as lack of concentration, distractions and unplanned absences. Manned guards also have the physical limitation of only being able to be in one place at a time resulting in limited coverage. In the event of planned incident guards can be targeted as they are often key-holders with knowledge of security procedures.
An electronic security system allows sites to be protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So CCTV and remote monitoring are a significantly cheaper option than manned guarding. For a typical installation, a saving can be realised in the first year with savings of 80% over 5 years.
A remotely monitored CCTV system will not only dramatically reduce overall security costs but deliver a far more effective security solution.