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Why Does Conventional CCTV Fail to Protect Fenced Compounds?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 14, 2015 6:31:43 AM

ConstructionCompoundFenced compounds and fences construction sites often contain valuable stock, equipment, building materials or vehicles … making them an appealing target for would-be thieves.  And in the eyes of a criminal, a fenced perimeter is only a small hurdle between them and your valuable items.

There are many cases of break-ins where the criminal has simply hopped the fence or cut through it … and sometimes even smashed through the front gate with their vehicle.  Or worse, maybe one of your employees has purposely left the gate unlocked to allow the thieves to gain entry.

But what if you’ve already implemented security measures to protect your compound from theft and vandalism?  

Maybe you’ve installed a conventional CCTV (Closed Circuit Camera System), or hired a security guard to monitor the compound and video.  Yet you’ve just had another break-in …and the criminal got away clean ... again. What should you do next?

Why Did Your Conventional CCTV Security System Fail to Protect Your Fenced Compound?

One of the biggest mistakes businesses make when choosing a surveillance camera is choosing a conventional CCTV system that offers only recording.  In my opinion, and all Police departments would confirm this, conventional CCTV cameras are not an effective protection against criminal break-ins or vandalism.  Because they’re not monitored 24/7 and they're unverified, they're not an effective tool in stopping a crime-in-progress.  They only provide a record of the theft that you can watch…. And the police will have no idea who the thief(s) are from this recorded imaging.

Verified Sonavision can directly help Police catch criminals. 

Our SonaVision Verified Video System differs from conventional CCTV because it is monitored 24/7 by expert operators who are able to quickly notify Police of crimes as they occur, in real time, with relevant information. 

We're proud that to report that the average Police response time to a Sonitrol Verified Alarm is just 3.5 minutes.  

Other security companies try to offer verified video monitoring but they do this through the use of a digital recorder.  An alarm is generated and the conventional monitoring staff are required to dial into the DVR to view all video clips and determine if they see anything threatening.  Having to view all recorded video is a huge delay.  This is called  “pull” technology … this means that an alarm is sent to operators and the operator then has to dial into each video camera to look at a recording.  This “pulling” of video causes a delay that often results in the criminal activity being missed or the criminal escaping before the Police arrive.

Sonavision is “Push” technology and pushes the video clips directly to our operators for immediate viewing…. No delays in having to dial into a DVR and view all images…. On average we have police dispatched and on site in 3.5 minutes and since 1977 have helped police capture over 177,000 criminals in the act.

What about hiring a security guard?

Many business owners believe that adding a security guard to monitor their fenced compound, dealership or construction site will stop thieves from breaking in.  But in most cases, the criminal activity continues.  Why?  On site Security guards can only monitor what they can see.  They can be unreliable, they may fall asleep on the job, and they're costly. Using a roving guard who visits your compound a few times a night is not useful as the thief will see the guard arriving and simply hide until the guard drives off.

Every second counts when criminals are attempting to steal your precious equipment and valuable materials - so a verified security system is the only way to go.

We recommend saving the cost of a security guard and investing in a security solution that works.  And yes ... a verified SonaVision system with live monitoring is a better solution than a human security guard. An integrated system that used Verified Audio and Video has proven results, just check out our testimonials.

The Sonitrol SonaVision Verified Video is superior to standard, digital recorder-based recorded or Pull monitored video and static, conventional CCTV cameras because detection is immediate.  If the advanced heat and motion detection system is tripped, our expert operators verify the alarm and dispatch the police immediately.  They respond quickly and with adequate force to apprehend the would-be thieves.  

Combined with Verified Audio Intrusion, our team of experts will be able to see, and hear, thieves as they attempt to gain access.  With the addition of audio, you’ll have 100% coverage. 

A Sonitrol integrated and verified security system doesn't set off an alarm to scare the burglar away (or give them 10 more minutes to commit the crime they intended as they know the police will most likely not have been dispatched). A verified security system leads to faster police response time, more criminals arrested and fewer false alarms.

Catching criminals is what we do! Contact us today for your free security evaluation!

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About Sonitrol Western Canada:

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876.

We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America. Sonitrol Western Canada services clients in:

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user, but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Security for Fenced Compounds, Verified Security Alarms

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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